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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.
$156 per night
Guesthouse in Tauranga
¤Beach Studio ¤Ace Location ¤50 footsteps to Beach
Beach is right across the road. Voted "Best Beach in New Zealand 2020" Stunning location. This is a fully self contained Studio by the famous Marine Parade, footsteps to Mt Maunganui beach. Includes bathroom, kitchenette and small studio living area, queen bed, but no view from Studio. Small kitchenette with microwave, toaster, fridge and a double top cooker. The Studio is one of the few Mt places so close to the beach. Great swimming, surfing, walking and beautiful sunrises, for early risers.
$62 per night
Guest suite in Mount Maunganui
Palms Studio - downtown Mount Maunganui, private
Palms Studio is a private, self-contained apartment, with modern furnishings (queen size bed), designer linen, towels, etc. The Studio is on the ground floor of our family home and is securely locked off from the rest of our home. A bonus at Palms Studio is the private courtyard with outdoor furniture and sun loungers. Partially under cover, you can enjoy open doors and fresh air - no matter what the weather. Gardens surround the quiet courtyard - access is via a gate. Follow us @mt_mainbeach
$99 per night

Stay near Mount Maunganui's top sights

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Bayfair Shopping Centre240 locals recommend
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Mount Maunganui571 locals recommend
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Trustpower Baypark4 locals recommend
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Mount Hot Pools179 locals recommend
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The Rising Tide95 locals recommend
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Astrolabe Brewbar117 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Mount Maunganui

Guest suite in Mount Maunganui
Beach Studio
$85 per night
Private room in Mount Maunganui
Adorable 1 bedroom place with free parking
$95 per night
Guesthouse in Tauranga
The Shaka Shack in Mount Maunganui Beach -
$74 per night
Vacation home in Mount Maunganui
Blue Ocean View Apartment on Marine Parade
$202 per night
Guest suite in Papamoa
‘A Stone’s Throw’ Papamoa Beach Studio, 200m>Beach
$67 per night
Rental unit in Tauranga
Private & Relaxing Apartment Mt Beach
$136 per night
Condo in Mt Maunganui
Short walk to Surf, Harbour, Mt Base Track & Cafes
$78 per night
Guest suite in Mount Maunganui
Retreat on Rita ~ Downtown Mount Maunganui
$97 per night
Guesthouse in Mount Maunganui
Gorgeous Mount Beach Cottage - 2min walk to surf
$72 per night
Home in Tauranga
Concord Ave Cottage
$97 per night
Condo in Mount Maunganui
Fabulous apartment in the heart of Mt Maunganui
$115 per night
Private room in Tauranga
Self contained studio near beach
$85 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.