Mount Maunganui, or Mauao as it's also known, is a dormant volcanic cone which sits right at the very end of the Mount Maunganui peninsula. Mauao is of great importance to local Maori iwi and has been a place of protection and refuge for over 600 years.
Capri on Pilot Bay's Mount Maunganui location is just a few hundred metres from the base of Mount Maunganui and the walking tracks are only a few minutes from your Pilot Bay accommodation.
If you enjoy water activities, there is also a boat ramp just 50 metres away.
Enjoy the lifestyle
These days Mount Maunganui is as much for the cosmopolitan lifestyle, first-rate cuisine and local wines, as it is for its beaches. Because of the temperate climate, holidaymakers love the area all year round.
It’s the place to be for everything from surf lifesaving events to beach volleyball, sandcastle building, triathlons and surfing contests, through to boat racing. The south-western side of the Mount is popular with experienced paragliders. From many of our great Mount Maunganui apartments at Capri on Pilot Bay you can watch them have a go.
If you enjoy shopping, you’ll love the variety of shops downtown the Mount. It is a busy, thriving retail area that hosts many great restaurants, cafes, boutique shops, unique souvenir shops and other outlets that can’t be found in shopping malls.
Nearby Tauranga is another great place to shop and if you do like big shopping malls or for shopping on a rainy day, Bayfair Shopping Centre is located just a five-minute drive away from Capri on Pilot Bay.
Our friendly staff are happy to suggest places to shop and eat - just visit us in reception, or contact us.
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