is a coastal resort town which enjoys great weather year round,
and is a popular destination for those seeking sun, sand and relaxation.
As New Zealands Surf City, Mount Maunganuis
beaches are great for surfing and diving, with large numbers of
visitors wanting to experience the laid-back summery atmosphere.Mt
Maunganui is a centre for summertime activities, hosting everything
from surf lifesaving events to beach volleyball, national surf
contests to sandcastle-building.
Mount Maunganui, or Mauao, is also the name of the extinct volcano
which rises above the town. Shrouded in history and legend, the
mountain is a dominant feature of the landscape, and a climb to
the summit offers amazing views of the surrounding city and ocean.The
relaxed atmosphere of Mount Maunganui has something for everyone,
from its vibrant café and pub scene, to its coastal shopping
and beach culture.
Mount Maunganui is one of the most popular summer holiday destinations
in the country, Mount Maunganui caters for thousands of visitors
each year and the Mount Mainstreet shopping centre is well placed
to provide for their every need including boutique shops, quality
restaurants and cafes. Mount Maunganui has also become a thriving
business and commercial centre and the hub for all import and
export trade for the Bay of Plenty. It is the home of one of the
two busiest seaports in the country.
The Mount Mainstreet Shopping Centre is the main shopping area
of downtown Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. It is
situated at the foot of Mount Maunganui (Mauao), from which the
town takes it's name, on a narrow peninsula that separates the
sheltered waters of Tauranga Harbour and the pristine white sands
of the Pacific Ocean. The shopping centre is 300 metres walking
distance from the Mall and calm waters of Pilot Bay, where the
cruise ships birth.
On the opposite side of the peninsula lie the sands of Mount Maunganui's
world recognised surf beach - a popular area for surfing, swimming,
and all beach activities. The majestic Mauao with its walking
tracks popular Hot Salt water pools is an easy stroll from the
Today most of the early buildings have long gone and the skyline
in and around downtown Mount Maunganui is amongst the most rapidly
changing in the country. Developers and entrepreneurs are fast
recognising its potential, and rapid development is underway to
build the area surrounding this popular shopping centre into a
premium year round destination for holiday makers.