Best Beaches In & Around Tauranga

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  • 1. Mount Maunganui Beach

    Mount Maunganui Beach

    Travel time from Tauranga: approx 0.5 hrs

    Mt Maunganui beach is a beautiful, long stretch of pristine white sand in the holiday resort town of Mount Maunganui, less formally known as "The Mount". Together with Matakana Island, a massive sand bar to its north, Mount Maunganui forms the main entrance to Tauranga Harbour in the Bay of Plenty on New Zealand's North Island.

    Just to the north lies the spectacular Coromandel Peninsula with its beautiful beaches, whilst… read more »

  • 2. Pukehina Beach

    Pukehina Beach
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    Travel time from Tauranga: approx 1 hr

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  • 3. Whangamata Beach

    Whangamata Beach
    Simon Morris

    Travel time from Tauranga: approx 1 hr

    Recently voted the best beach in the country by New Zealanders, Whangamata Beach is also famed for its breaks, and welcomes surfers from across the globe eager to tackle the left hand break of Whangamata Bar. But if you're not expert enough on a board to try your hand at this just yet, there are plenty of gentle peaks for even beginners to stand on a board for the first… read more »

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