Our Region

Mount Maunganui is an iconic holiday hot spot boasting one of the sunniest climates in New Zealand, a great year-round destination. Recognised as a top global beach region and named No.1 in New Zealand in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.

Mount Maunganui – and Tauranga on its doorstep – offers an impressive selection of accommodation. The mix includes seaside splendour, CBD hotels, apartments and tucked away Bed & Breakfast establishments. For more information on what the Bay of Plenty has on offer visit www.bayofplentynz.com

Here’s a selection of active and passive activities for all event attendees to enjoy:

  • Take to the water. Explore the harbour on a boat cruise, go kayaking, try
    white-water rafting, or sign up for a surf lesson
  • Climb or circumnavigate Mauao (the districts iconic Mount Maunganui)
  • Soak in the Southern Hemisphere’s most famous hot saltwater pools
  • Experience blokart land sailing at the home of blokarting
  • Walk with the waves
  • Enjoy the magic of a glow-worm kayak tour
  • Try skydiving in one of the best drop zones in the country – or maybe just opt for
    a flightseeing adventure
  • Enjoy a nature study. Get up close and personal with dolphins or visit local bird gardens and animal parks
  • Skid your wheels – 4wd, or various biking options, on offer
  • Take a guided tour of the district, either by land, sea, or air
  • Explore the inner crater of NZ’s only active marine volcano – White Island
  • Middle Earth – experience the idyllic village of Hobbiton – less than one hour away
  • LoadedNZ – enjoy an action-packed day of claybird target shooting