The Mount Maunganui Beachside Holiday Park is one of New Zealand’s most popular holiday destinations.
Established in the 1930s, the Holiday Park has one of the best locations in the country – nestled at the base of Mauao at the tip of the narrow Mount Maunganui peninsula it has the stunning main Mount surf beach on its front boundary and the beautiful harbour beach of Pilot Bay at its back door.
The Holiday Park is so popular that many families have been coming to stay every summer for years – some for more than 50 years. Ask a Tauranga, or even a Mount, local if they have stayed at the Holiday Park and chances are you will discover that they are one of the many locals who also enjoy a holiday here.
The mountain, Mauao, is an important local landmark with historical and mythical significance. The legend of Mauao tells how the mountain came to stand where it does.
Legend of Mauao
Last Reviewed: 16/08/2016