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Spooking Up for Halloween

We love hosting events and organizing all sorts of random gatherings and outings for our guests. Halloween is easily a fav on our event calendar, and a great reason to come and stay with us over the Hallow-ed weekend… if you dare!

Spring Holidays in Mount Maunganui

Daylight savings has started and we are all loving the extra time in the evenings because the sun is still shining and the weather is super warm already too!

Stay with Experienced Group Hosts

Organizing group trips away can be very stressful - from the planning right through to making sure the trip runs smoothly and getting home safely again. Whether it’s a sports team tour, a girls weekend a way or a school trip out of town, each comes with it’s own challenges.

A Typical Day as a Seasonal Worker

This time of year is super busy for us here at the hostel as people travel to the Bay of Plenty for working holidays where the sun is shining and we have a tonne of jobs on offer!

Kiwifruit Jobs in the Bay

The new kiwifruit season is starting and we have all the connections to hook you up with a job while you're staying with us at Pacific Coast Lodge Backpackers here in Mount Maunganui. So why not extend your time here and make it a working holiday!

Our NZ-Themed Murals & Street Art

A quick browse of our photo albums and galleries has probably revealed the fact that one of the fun, quirky and very colourful features of our backpacker accommodation is the beautiful, New Zealand-themed murals everywhere. Let's introduce you to the artist behind this fabulous creativity!

Tripadvisor 2020 Travellers' Choice Winner!

We are super stoked to win the Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award for 2020 - more confirmation for our guests that they are choosing to stay in the best place in the Bay of Plenty.

Not the GC but Still an Awesome Staycation

It’s that time of year when we’re all either lusting after, planning or about to embark on a mid-winter sunshine get away to the Gold Coast or the Pacific Islands or, if you’ve been an extra good squirrel, maybe even Europe.

Getting Social at Pacific Coast Lodge

We like to help our guests mix it up a bit and often create opportunities for everyone to meet each other, make some new friends and have an awesome time while they're here too.

Our Top Picks of Cheap or Free Things to Do

The Bay of Plenty region is well known for being beautiful and plentiful! One of the things we love about this region is the huge amount of things you can do that cost nothing or very little. Here's our top picks to help get you started...

Time to get salty! Surfing @The Mount

So you’ve been dying to give surfing a go but not ready to jump into some lessons? Or maybe you’ve tried it a few times already but don’t have your own board yet?

Seasonal Work Opportunities

We can hook you up with some great work opportunities so you can stay even longer, and play in the Bay!

Our Award-Winning Accommodation

We are so proud of our achievements at the Australia/New Zealand Adventure Tourism Awards, taking home the 'Best Accommodation in New Zealand' Award for 2019, 2017, 2016 and 2014!