Our Locations > Beaches > Mount MaunganuiMount Maunganui Beach

Mount Maunganui, a local surf beach with an iconic extinct volcano.

Mount Maunganui's Main Beach, is New Zealand's "Surf City", is world famous for its white sand and clear waters. It has been crowned the ‘Best Beach in New Zealand’ by TripAdvisor, and ranks among the top 25 best beaches in the world.

Stroll across the road and choose a table at any number of apartments, beachside cafes and restaurants. This relaxed beach town can be likened to Southern California and Australia’s Gold Coast with the charm of New Zealand.

Overlooking the beachfront holiday mecca, towers the mountain itself – Mauao. Standing 232m above sea level, Mauao means ‘caught be the dawn’ and offers expansive ocean views, majestic pohutukawa trees, peaceful beach inlets.

Mount Maunganui Beach is often submitted for large scale films needing beachside apartment blocks much like Venice Beach in LA.

Key facts

Key features

Beach, Sand, Surfing, Ocean, Views


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Distance from Auckland


Distance from Tauranga