Activities

The Mount lays claim to being NZ’s premier surfing town (they teach surfing at high school!). You can carve up the waves at Main Beach, which has beach breaks and a 100m artificial surf reef not far offshore.

Sleeping

There's plenty of accommodation on offer, but rates soar on summer weekends and holidays, and you'll pay a premium for a sea view.

Eating

The Mount's main street, Maunganui Rd, has a good selection of cafes and restaurants.

Drinking & Nightlife

The Mount has by far the best bar scene in the Bay of Plenty, with a lively strip on Maunganui Rd.