Maunganui is a coastal resort town in the city of Tauranga.
The Mounnt's beaches are great for surfing and diving,and a centre
for summertime activities from surf lifesaving events, beach volleyball,
national surf contests, sandcastle-building. Mount Maunganui,
or Mauao, is also the name of the extinct volcano which rises
above the town. The mountain is a dominant feature of the landscape,
and a climb to the summit offers amazing views.