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Marvellous Mount Apartment with pool, gym & beach
A marvellous split-level apartment, conveniently located in the heart of the Mount. Direct access to the main beach, popular cafes and Mauao and just a few minutes’ walk to downtown shops, restaurants and bars, this is the perfect location. The incredible kitchen is equipped with everything you need for cooking at home, including a Nespresso coffee machine. With one secure car park space, handy Gym, heated pool and spa this stylish apartment will provide the perfect space to unwind and recharge.
$216 per night
Condo in Mount Maunganui
Fabulous apartment in the heart of Mt Maunganui
250m from the base of Mount Maunganui with private access on to Marine Parade, this apartment is perfect. Whether you want to have fun at The Mount main beach or relax by the lovely plunge pool, this resort has it all - even a small gym and changing area. A wide range of restaurants, bars and cafes, with weekend markets and great shopping, are within walking distance along Maunganui Road. The apartment is very well appointed with full kitchen, lounge, bedroom, bathroom, laundry & car park.
$121 per night
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Stunning Beach Views - Pool, sauna & hot tub
Top Floor and North Facing, this fully equipped 2-bedroom apartment is in a prime location and offers "million dollar" beach views from both bedrooms and the living room. Wake up to the sound of the waves and bask in the sun from two balconies. Enjoy Free WiFi, secure parking, swimming pool, hot tub, gym and sauna in the complex. Should you want to venture out, the beach, Mountain, cafés and shops are at your doorstep!
$210 per night

Stay near Mount Maunganui's top sights

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Bayfair Shopping Centre240 locals recommend
Photo of Mount Maunganui
Mount Maunganui571 locals recommend
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Trustpower Baypark4 locals recommend
Photo of Mount Hot Pools
Mount Hot Pools179 locals recommend
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The Rising Tide95 locals recommend
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Trustpower Stadium20 locals recommend

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Condo in Mt Maunganui
Short walk to Surf, Harbour, Mt Base Track & Cafes
$103 per night
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Sunset on Central
$159 per night
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Palms Studio - downtown Mount Maunganui, private
$115 per night
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A Stunning Escape- with beach views
$159 per night
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The Shaka Shack in Mount Maunganui Beach -
$87 per night
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Spacious Studio, Moments from Downtown and Beach
$134 per night
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Hart Street Hideaway
$88 per night
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Private & Relaxing Apartment Mt Beach
$149 per night
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Modern Mount apartment in top location
$212 per night
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¤Beach Studio ¤Ace Location ¤50 footsteps to Beach
$90 per night
Guest suite in Mount Maunganui
Beach Studio
$98 per night
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The perfect getaway
$168 per night

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.

When is 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.

What are the 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.