Mount Maunganui is New Zealand’s summer playground and it sparkles with 100 km of white sand beaches and the enticing blue ocean.
This seaside resort town, with the spectacular crashing surf beach on the one side and a tranquil, sheltered harbour on the other, draws thousands of holiday makers every summer season. Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers is the perfect place to base yourself while you explore this beautiful destination!
Magnificent Mauao (as the local Maori call Mount Maunganui) stands tall and proud, dominating the region. There are some wonderful walkways around the base track or up to the top where you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the area. At the bottom of the Mount you will find the Salt Water Hot Pools. They are the only of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, well known for their relaxing properties and designed for the whole family to enjoy.
Together with the many cafes, boutique shops and restaurants of world class standard, Mount Maunganui is a trendy and cosmopolitan place that is worth visiting. In the summer months you can enjoy some of the great activities organised here like the Half Iron Man, Weetbix Kiwi Kids Triathlon or the National Beach Volleyball Championships. Mount Maunganui has something to enjoy for everyone.
The vivacious waterfront city of Tauranga is one of the fastest growing areas in the country. Set at the entrance of New Zealand’s most important export harbour, Tauranga offers big city lifestyle at its own pace.
Tauranga is famous for the sun, sand, sea and numerous places to eat, shop, party and recover. Your Mount Maunganui backpacker accommodation is located only 10 minutes from the Tauranga CBD.