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Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
Excellent value for money
Fully narrated tour
Soak up the vibe on this fun self-guided audio tour of Mount Maunganui. Mount Maunganui is a relaxed and happening place to get some sun and hit the beach. On one side of the Mount a stunning boat harbour and 5 minutes away an ocean beach perfect for surfing and swimming. This self-guided audio starts at The Harbour where you’ll learn much of the Maori history of the area and the tribal ancestry. Abundant seafood (Kaimoana) provided an attractive area for settlement. Now a popular spot for commercial and recreational fishing, canoeing, kayaking, boating, swimming with dolphins and much more. Next you will hear about Maunganui, the Maori meaning, big mountain. Learn about seafarers, traders and missionaries and trade between Europeans and Maori. Take a leisurely walk of the “base” track and if you’re up to it the Summit walk for spectacular 360 degree views. Hear the Maori legend of Mount Maunganui/Mauao, Tangaroa (the Maori god of the sea) and Te Kuia, the “old lady” who local fishermen pay homage to. Check out the nearby Islands, Matakana, Motiti and Tuhua and learn about New Zealand’s endangered Tuatara. Unwind in the perfectly heated thermal saltwater pools and baths. You will also visit Mount Drury Reserve, Maunganui Road, The Surf Museum and Bayfair shopping centre. Your tour, your pace.
Zip folder of audio files and map
Audio-guided walking tour
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Advisable to wear comfortable walking shoes , hat, sunscreen, warm clothing.
Please note this is an audio tour. No physical guide will accompany you.
The Mall, Mt Maunganui
As this is a downloadable and self-guided tour, there is no set start time. Likewise, the starting point is merely a recommendation; each of the points on the audio tour can be completed at your leisure. It is suggested that you choose a time of day in which the attractions you wish to visit are open.