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Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand
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This is really a beautiful beach and like most New Zealand Beaches you do not pay to park and the beaches are not crowded

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Heather C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our water version of a spectacular meals-on-wheels was berthed here in Tauranga Harbor, just a stone's throw away from the Bay of Plenty. For some reason, that just so remnded me of "Good and Plenty" an awesome licorice candy encapsulated in a hard candy shell....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a gorgeous beach all along its length, and a great place to wave-hop if you remember a few things. Stick to the right of Moturiki Island if you aren't a surfer! It's a more gradual entry and waves are a little kinder. The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ajs4travel
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow, what a sight. The beach is awesome and the surrounding scenery is just as inspiring, if you are passing, don't! Stop for a little while, enjoy

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AussieAnniversary
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A pleasant beach but the sand quality didn't inspire us to either sit and sunbathe nor swim. We found it nice to walk along.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Charles K
Reviewed 1 week ago

You walk the entire waterfront whish is flat, footpaths are wide & in great condition. You can easily walk around Mt Maunganui or to the top of it if you are game.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Iain_and_Louise
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a easy stroll the base track at Mount Maunganui, the track eventually lead us to a nice beach, although we didn't prepare for a swim, but we stayed awhile to enjoy the sun and bliss.If you like shopping and don't want to go to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank faithandhope2live
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is right in town and provides lovely views of the sea and the town itself. Easy to walk to from your cruise ship. Popular vacation spot,.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice beach, but at the end of the day itโ€™s a city with a beach so nothing spectacular. Get an ice cream from copenhagen cones and stroll across onto the attached island for nice sea views. Recommend do the easy climb of mt manganui (takes...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ismay20
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sailed into Tauranga Harbour & was docked on the other side of the peninsula. We had a bus tour of the area & our tour guide drove us on Marine Parade which is along this stretch of beach. Absolutely gorgeous & pristine. Wished that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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6 February 2019|
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Response from nicknollick | Reviewed this property |
Yes, plenty of toilets at the Mount and along the beach, NZ toilets always cleaner than UK
15 June 2018|
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Response from Tracey1902 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is plenty of parking. Sorry for not replying sooner. Enjoy your visit!
21 February 2015|
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Response from lipikasen | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the accomodation you are booking as the Mount has several types... Beach houses/ motels/ bed and breakfast... You would have to check with the establishment. If your flight lands in auckland you would take 3 hours... More