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Private room · Mount Maunganui
Adorable 1 bedroom place with free parking
Enjoy a stylish experience at this centrally located place down town Mount Maunganui. Bars, restaurants & shops right on your door step. A 300m walk either to the beach or Pilot Bay.
Jun 7 – 14
$63 per night
Private room · Tauranga
The 'Whare' - A hidden Mount Gem
Hidden Mount Gem...Experience a true visit to Tauranga Moana with a central location showcasing everything this city has to offer. Your easy going host offers you a private room in a comfortable homestead a stones throw from the inner harbour and including a lush garden to enjoy a BBQ while aircraft spotting our walking waterside on the inner harbour beach. You'll be close to the Mount and Tauranga, with bus services to city, beach and shopping. You'll be immersed in culture, city and surf!
Dec 17 – 24
$36 per night
Guesthouse · Tauranga
The Shaka Shack in Mount Maunganui Beach -
Come and enjoy the idyllic lifestyle that is Mount Maunganui. Our private, new studio has all the latest mod cons and is situated on our property but is an easy laid back and stylish space that you can come and go from at your leisure. We are a 3 minute stroll to the beach and a stones throw to Bayfair shopping centre, Baywave, Baypark/ASB Arena, Mount Main Street, Pilot Bay, restaurants, cafes and pubs.
Nov 2 – 9
$78 per night

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Bayfair Shopping Centre99 locals recommend
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Mount maunganui Summit3 locals recommend
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Astrolabe Brewbar46 locals recommend
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Mount Hot Pools77 locals recommend
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Bobby's Fresh Fish Market Waterfront Tauranga13 locals recommend
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The Rising Tide59 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Mount Maunganui

Guest suite · Tauranga
Palms Studio - downtown Mount Maunganui, private
Feb 3 – 10
$97 per night
Guesthouse · Mount Maunganui
Gorgeous Mount Beach Cottage - 2min walk to surf
Mar 1 – 8
$77 per night
Guest suite · Mount Maunganui
Beach Studio
Nov 28 – Dec 5
$79 per night
Guesthouse · Papamoa
Home on the Range
Mar 15 – 22
$64 per night
Private room · Tauranga
Paradise at the Mount
May 22 – 29
$42 per night
Guest suite · Tauranga
Fresh hotel style Beach Room at the Mount
Oct 22 – 29
$54 per night
Guest suite · Mount Maunganui
Self Contained Studio Close to Beach
Feb 27 – Mar 6
$90 per night
Guest suite · Tauranga
Sun, Sea & Surf. Private beach access, sea view.
Oct 12 – 19
$87 per night
Guest suite · Mount Maunganui
MOUNT HOUSE - STUDIO. New. Clean. Beach. Luxury.
Nov 8 – 15
$88 per night
Guest suite · Mount Maunganui
Secluded Spot on Valley
Mar 8 – 15
$54 per night
Guesthouse · Tauranga
Feb 25 – Mar 4
$58 per night
Guest suite · Tauranga
Tay Studio - Mount Maunganui
Dec 1 – 8
$68 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.