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Popular amenities for Mount Maunganui vacation rentals

Stay near Mount Maunganui's top sights

Bayfair Shopping Centre240 locals recommend
Baywave TECT Aquatic & Leisure Centre61 locals recommend
Mount Hot Pools178 locals recommend
Trustpower Stadium19 locals recommend
Blake Park12 locals recommend
Astrolabe Brewbar117 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Mount Maunganui

  • Total rentals

    1.2K properties

  • Rentals with a pool

    120 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    170 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    890 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    44K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $20 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Mount Maunganui

All About Mount Maunganui

Located on the northeastern coast of New Zealand’s North Island, 15 minutes from Tauranga, the suburb of Mount Maunganui is named after the enormous volcano at the peninsula’s edge. Though the volcano has long been dormant, Mount Maunganui’s city center is anything but. It’s home to one of the largest shopping centers outside of Auckland, and dozens of restaurants and cafes line Maunganui’s main street, which transforms into a vibrant farmers’ market on Sundays.

The town is also a great jumping-off point for exploring some of New Zealand’s natural attractions, including the geothermal pools of Rotorua and the Coromandel Peninsula, where you’ll find some of the best hiking on the North Island. Closer to home, Mount Maunganui boasts interesting museums, such as the Lion and Tusk Museum, where you can learn about the military history of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), or the Classic Flyers Aviation Museum, featuring a range of historic aircraft.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Mount Maunganui

Mount Maunganui has mild weather with warm, sunny summers (December through February) that are perfect for hitting the beach or getting out on the water. Summer is one of the busiest times of the year, especially on weekends when people from Auckland and Hamilton sweep into town. If you want to avoid the crowds, the spring (September through November) and fall (March through May) are great times to book a vacation rental in Mount Maunganui, as the weather is moderate and activities are still running at their full schedules. Things quiet down a lot in the winter (June through August) when the temperature drops, but there is still plenty of sunshine, making it a good time to lounge on the beach or hike Mount Maunganui as long as you pack a warm layer.


Top things to do in Mount Maunganui

Mount Maunganui/Mauao

As a symbol of the city, this soaring dormant volcano, considered sacred in Māori culture, can be seen from miles away. You’ll find hiking trails around the base and up to the 760-foot summit, where you can get sweeping views of the town, the golden sands of Main Beach, and the sparkling blue ocean. The hike will take around 40 minutes, depending on how many times you stop to rest, and it is quite steep, but the hard work will be worth it when you reach the top.

Mount Maunganui Main Beach

The cerulean waters of Main Beach are well suited for swimming and water sports, and they are patrolled by lifeguards daily. The mellow but consistent waves make this a prime spot for beginners to learn to surf, with several schools offering lessons. Just a few minutes’ walk from the town’s main drag, the beach is lined with welcoming cafes serving up fresh oysters, prawns, and ceviche finished with locally sourced ingredients.

Mount Maunganui Hot Pools

As one of the only hot ocean water complexes in the world, the Mount Maunganui Hot Pools offer the unique experience of feeling like you are taking a bath in the ocean. The complex at the foot of the mountain features pools at varying temperatures, including a children’s pool, and can accommodate small groups as well as solo soakers.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the most popular amenities for Condo Rentals in Mount Maunganui?

    Enhance your stay in our Condo Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 10 homes with air conditioning, over 10 homes with wireless internet, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

  • Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Mount Maunganui?

    Mount Maunganui has more than 890 family-friendly stays. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • How much does it cost to stay in guesthouse rentals in Mount Maunganui?

    Experience the best of Mount Maunganui with our guesthouse rentals, starting at about $20 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Mount Maunganui?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 360 vacation rentals in Mount Maunganui featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there Mount Maunganui vacation rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 120 vacation homes with pools in Mount Maunganui, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • Do apartment rentals in Mount Maunganui have a gym?

    Absolutely! We offer over 40 apartment rentals with a gym in Mount Maunganui. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do condo rentals in Mount Maunganui have air conditioning?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 condo rentals with air conditioning in Mount Maunganui. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do private suite rentals in Mount Maunganui have wireless internet?

    Absolutely! We offer over 90 private suite rentals with wireless internet in Mount Maunganui. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Mount Maunganui have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 230 house rentals with a bbq area in Mount Maunganui. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Mount Maunganui?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Mount Maunganui. Choose from more than 170 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

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