So you've picked up your rental car and you're dying to get out onto the highway? If this is your first Mount Maunganui adventure, we've got some basic facts to get you started on the right track.
From the heart of Tauranga, Mount Maunganui lies 4 miles to the northeast.
While there are loads of wonderful people in Mount Maunganui, don't forget to make the most of your rental car and say hi to some of the friendly folk in the surrounding areas. Around 11, people call Tauranga home.
Leave that rental car in the hotel parking lot and stretch those legs. Blake Park is a stone's throw from the middle of this neighborhood and well worth a visit. More adventure is waiting for you at the Classic Flyers NZ and Mount Surf Museum, which are also nearby.
Mount Maunganui is amazing, but don't spend all your time there! Get out and experience the surrounding neighborhood. Matapihi is a wonderful place to start. You'll find it just 3 miles away.
Toss a bucket in the back seat and go for an outing to one of the area's awesome seaside stretches for some beachcombing fun. See what interesting shells you can find strewn along the shoreline before you head back to Mount Maunganui. Some of the most popular beaches to consider are: