Pacific Coast Lodge
Pacific Coast Lodge

Shopping & Nightlife

'Downtown the Mount' is the prime shopping & dining hub in Mount Maunganui, situated between the stunning ocean beach & picturesque inner harbour.  ‘Downtown the Mount’ offers an eclectic mix of retail shops, exquisite boutique fashion stores, charming gift & souvenir shops, emporiums & everything in between.

Farmers Market

Our Farmers Market is held every Sunday from 9am to 1pm in the Phoenix car park in Downtown the Mount, rain or shine!  A diverse range of local artisans & purveyors present some of the finest fresh produce, breads, pastries, cheese, smoked fish, oils, relishes, juices, plants, honey, flowers & other delicious edibles from the region!

Dining out - Satori Lounge

Experience beautiful food and design, infused with music for the soul. Satori Lounge serves up sushi with a difference. It’s a fusion of Japanese & South American style sushi which is rolled fresh to order just for you. The popular warm sushi rolls will delight your tastebuds and the prices are reasonable enough to not blow your budget.

The design is modern minimalism with wooden floors, low tables & warm lighting. Satori Lounge has an outside garden courtyard situated to capture all day sun. Sip delicious cocktails while dining on sushi and listening to laid back beats.... and just a short walk down from Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers!


Life in the Bay of Plenty certainly doesn’t come to a halt after hours. Mount Maunganui is buzzing day and night during the summer months and nearby Tauranga is a happening place all year through.

There is a good variety of bars and clubs where you can go and have a good time until late at night. With live music and other entertainment organised regularly, the nightlife here is always exciting and vibrant.

Or if you prefer to head over to Tauranga- stay at our sister hostel Harbourside City Backpackers,  as soon as you open their front door you are amongst all the nightlife!

Please click here for more information on your Mount Maunganui backpackers accommodation at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers.

Shopping at the Mount
Farmers market at the Mount
Satori - Sushi like no other