- Monmouth St
Lonely Planet review for Monmouth Redoubt
Shaded by huge pohutukawa trees, spooky Monmouth Redoubt was a fortified site during the Maori Wars. Next door is Robbins Park, a verdant pocket of roses with sweeping views across to Mt Maunganui. At the foot of the Redoubt on the end of the Strand is Te Awa nui Waka, a replica Maori canoe, on display in an open-sided building.