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Mount Maunganui from Tauranga??

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Mount Maunganui from Tauranga??

Does anyone know how long a drive it is from the port at Tauranga to Mount Maunganui? Our cruise will allow us roughly 7-8 hrs for activity in the Tauranga area and the Mount trail looked interesting. Other suggestions? We are not interested in kayaking, snorkeling or parasailing.

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1. Re: Mount Maunganui from Tauranga??

Walk out the port gate, and a kilometre along the beach, and you are at the base of the Mount. Walk either around it or up it or both.

Have a swim at the Mount Hot Saltwater pools at the base, and have lunch at one of the cafes.

You could walk along the main Mount beach to Leisure Island and out to the blowhole at the end of the island.

Mount Maunganui town is a short walk on the way back to the ship.

Catch a yellow Bay Hopper bus from one of the many bus stops to Tauranga.

Visit the old Military redoubt at the northern end of The Strand, just up the hill from the Maori Waka. Then walk to the Elms Historic Mission House.

From these two sites you'll get a good insight to the early history of the City, and it's involvement in the Maori Land Wars of the 1860's.

Plenty to do in the area without having to go on a bus trip to Rotorua.

gold coast
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2. Re: Mount Maunganui from Tauranga??

If you have a nice day the walk up the mount is sooo worth it! The hot pools have always been a family favorite as the grandparents have always lived in tauranga so it was a treat for us to go to the hot pools when we visited!

Then a walk along the beach and through the shops! We love the mount and tauranga we were luck enough to get married there its a beautiful spot you will enjoy it for sure!

New Zealand
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3. Re: Mount Maunganui from Tauranga??

In answer to your question it's precisely 8 mins from quayside to downtown Tauranga :) There are plenty of buses operating on all cruise ship visits.

gold coast
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4. Re: Mount Maunganui from Tauranga??

The Port of Tauranga is actually at Mount Maunganui, my home town ya

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