Shopping & Nightlife
'Downtown the Mount' is the prime shopping and dining hub in Mount Maunganui. It's situated between the stunning ocean beach and picturesque inner harbour. The beach town offers a great mix of retail shops, exquisite boutique fashion stores, charming gift and souvenir shops. Whether you're shopping for a new bathing suit to show off at the beach, or souvenirs for the family back home, the Mount has it all!
Big Little Markets
This Iconic Mount market was launched in 2009 to create a place that would bring communities together – and it certainly does – this is always busy and food stalls sell out so get there early for lunch. It is held downtown Mount in the Coronation Park 9am – 2pm.
It is a place to hang out, enjoy the surroundings, especially when a huge cruise ship is in town, sit down on a blanket and listen to the great music while eating amazing food from different stalls and also gives you the opportunity to buy local goods from home grown produce to a various range of craft. There are some seriously cool kiwiana art that you can send home and treasure!
Bayfair Shopping Centre
Not far from Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers is Bayfair Shopping Centre. On the rainy or somewhat colder days, it's a great place to do your shopping! They have a great variety of clothing shops, shoe shops, pharmacies and supermarkets and you'll find a food court if you're getting hungry from all that shopping!
It's open daily from 9am to 6pm.