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Things To Do In Mount Maunganui

Mt Maunganui, located in Bay of Plenty, is one of New Zealands most popular holiday destinations. Renowned for its surf and safe swimming beaches you can climb to the top of the Mt Maunganui summit for amazing views. Mount Maunganui is situated in the city of Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty region with a white sandy surf beach on the ocean side, and ... Show More

Tourist Information About Mount Maunganui

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Mountain to the Sea

Mountain to the Sea

Immerse yourself in true Tauranga culture from the Mountain to the Sea, escorted ......

History And Culture Tour Of Tauranga

History And Culture T...

To get a feel for the history of Tauranga you will experience the stories of an ......

Tauranga Scenic Harbor Cruise

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Stand Up Paddle Adventure

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Come and journey with us on a SUP Adventure to explore and connect with our moan ......

Mauao Walk and Workshop

Activity LocationMount Maunganui, Bay Of Plenty

Our Mauao Walk and Workshop allows you to experience cultural history and learn the environmental significance of our an ...

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V8 Trike Tour - The Ultimate V8 Experience!

Activity LocationMount Maunganui, Bay Of Plenty

Kia Ora! Welcome to V8 Trike Tours, New Zealand... 2021 Traveler's Choice Award - Top 10% Attraction Worldwide and voted ...

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Dolphin & Wildlife Eco Cruise

Activity LocationTauranga, Bay Of Plenty

Watch dolphins swimming up close as you explore our big blue backyard! Enjoying an amazing half-day cruise along the pri ...

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Skydive

Activity LocationMount Maunganui, Bay Of Plenty

Start your adventure with a 15/20-minute scenic flight with breathtaking views of Mount Maunganui and golden beaches exp ...

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Tauranga Harbour Cruise

Activity LocationMount Maunganui, Bay Of Plenty

Join the friendly crew on the iconic 70 year old Kewpie shes been lovingly restored and is Tauranga's original harbour c ...

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Waka Ama Adventure (Outrigger Canoe)

Activity LocationMount Maunganui, Bay Of Plenty

Come and journey with us on a Waka Ama Adventure to explore and connect with our moana (sea) and whenua (land).

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Kaituna River Rafting

Activity LocationRotorua

Join the Original Kaituna Rafting Company for an unbeatable grade 5 white-water experience on one of New Zealand's most ...

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Tourist Information About Mount Maunganui

Mt Maunganui, located in Bay of Plenty, is one of New Zealands most popular holiday destinations. Renowned for its surf and safe swimming beaches you can climb to the top of the Mt Maunganui summit for amazing views. Mount Maunganui is situated in the city of Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty region with a white sandy surf beach on the ocean side, and a safe sheltered inner harbour beach. Mount Maunganui, or Mauao, is also the name of the extinct volcano which rises above the town. Mt Maunganui has many tourist attractions and activities along the beach and the township is buzzing with boutique shops restaurants and cafes along the shore.


Best Attractions and free things to do in Mount Maunganui



V8 Trike Tour

1. V8 Trike Tour

If you're looking for a fun-filled adrenaline rush, the V8 Trike Tour is just the place! It's the top 10% Attraction Worldwide and voted #1 Outdoor Activity in Tauranga. The unique and thrilling experience starts on a V8 Chevrolet trike as you explore the beautiful Bay of Plenty. A perfect and memorable way to spend an evening.

 
Kaituna River Rafting

2. Kaituna River Rafting

Often the bay of plenty can be too sunny to spend the day in the sun. So, why not send it in the river! Join the Original Kaituna Rafting Company for an unbeatable white-water experience on one of New Zealand's most exciting and beautiful rivers! You even take on the world famous 7 meter Tutea Falls, the highest commercially rafted waterfall!

 
Rotorua

3. Rotorua

Wherever you are staying in the bay of plenty, it's always worth taking a day trip to Rotorua. With so many wonderful things to do it would be a missed opportunity not to take the drive. From Volcano hikes to mud spas, there's something for everyone!

 
Hike Mt Maunganui

4. Hike Mt Maunganui

Don't miss out on the views from the peak of Mt Maunganui, often known as Mauao or "The Mount." There are several walking trails that lead up and around The Mount, but the 30-minute journey to the peak rewards you with panoramic views of the beaches, Tauranga city, and the Pacific Ocean. A morning run up and down "the Mount" is one of the most popular activities to do in Mount Maunganui for locals and visitors trying to keep in shape.

 
McLaren Falls Park

5. McLaren Falls Park

When you ask the locals about things to do in Tauranga, they will recommend McLaren Falls Park. McLaren Falls Park is a 20-minute drive from Tauranga. Walking through the many sections of native and exotic trees, through the extremely reflecting Lake McLaren, and marveling at the McLaren Falls at the park's entrance may take up a whole day. The 10-minute waterfall trail to the unidentified waterfall is highly recommended!

 
Blowholes on Leisure Island

6. Blowholes on Leisure Island

Leisure Island is one of the most accessible islands in the world. Simply cross a footbridge that connects the island to Mt Maunganui's main beach and take a 10-minute walk down a pathway that leads to a blowhole. One of the best things to do at Mount Maunganui is take a leisurely stroll.

 
Tauranga Art Gallery

7. Tauranga Art Gallery

The Tauranga Art Gallery consists of breathtaking pieces of exquisite art, appreciated by everyone. Whether it's a cloudy, sunny or cold day, the Tauranga Art Gallery should be at the top of your bucket list. There is something for everyone to enjoy with the vast variety of art forms the building takes in. Why not take an hour or two out of your day to have a look?

 
Browse the Markets

8. Browse the Markets

In Tauranga and Mt Maunganui, there's always something going on, and marketplaces are generally featured. For food, crafts, design, and art, visit the Little Big Markets in Coronation Park, Mt Maunganui, every first Saturday of the month throughout the summer, 9am-2pm. On Saturdays, the Tauranga Farmers Market is also packed with vendors and consumers from roughly 8 a.m until 12 p.m. The Tauranga Primary School on Fifth Avenue/Cameron Road hosts the event. Finally, if you're up early on Sundays, the Tauranga Market is held on the first and third Sundays of each month at the Historic Village on Seventeenth Avenue West.

 
Surfing

9. Surfing

Mt Maunganui Beach is a great place to go wave-riding when the swell is big. There are several surf businesses in the Mt Maunganui area that frequently offer surf hire discounts. Alternatively, several hostels in town, such as Pacific Coast Lodge, provide complimentary boarding to its visitors, so take advantage! Surfing is undoubtedly one of Tauranga's most popular pastimes.

 
Te Puna Quarry

10. Te Puna Quarry

Riddled in marvelous statues, Te Puna Quarry park has magic to be discovered at every turn.

The gardens are brimming with unique features, including irises, cactus and succulents, a palm grove, bonsai nook, butterfly garden, and so much more, including orchids by the thousands. With our Australian and South African areas, you can experience a taste of distant places.

 

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