Mount Maunganui is an excellent place to find many ways to stay fit and healthy, while enjoying the beautiful surroundings.
Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding Bay of Plenty area at the top of Mt Maunganui (Mauao). Walking tracks are provided on Mauao Historic Reserve; there is a great walking/running track around the base of Mt Maunganui, as well as three tracks to take you to the summit. It takes about half an hour to reach the summit and is not as hard as you think.
Summer activities, beach and water sports are a huge part of Main Beach life, from which Mauao is accessed. Walk along the beach, watch surfers in the water or have a go and take part in one of the many activities on offer along the beach, from canoeing to volleyball.
Mount Maunganui Hot Salt Water Pools
Healing salt water is warmed to a bone soothing 39ºC in the large soaking pool, three private pools and two outdoor spa pools.
There is also a cooler 32ºC active pool and a toddler’s pool with fountains, a waterfall and slide for the younger bathers. A must!
Sun and Public Holidays 8am-10pm
Baywave TECT Aquatic & Leisure Centre
Baywave offers a full range of water and fitness activities for all ages. The main attractions of course are the pools.
Baywave is home to five pools: an international standard 25m x 25m lap pool, leisure pool, wave pool, toddlers pool and learners pool.
There’s also a popular hydroslide, a children’s splash area, spa, steam room and sauna. The large seating area is great for parents wanting to keep an eye on their children, or for visitors eating in the Waves Café.
Upstairs is the busy InShape for Life Health Club, which has an extensive range of cardio equipment and weight machines in addition to personal training services to help exercisers reach their fitness goals.
Body in Motion Physio & Rehab is also onsite to provide treatment for a variety of pains and strains. For youngsters the Swimways Swim School offers skill-based swimming lessons to suit all abilities and ages. A crèche is also available. Baywave hours are 6am-9pm weekdays, and 7am-7pm on weekends and public holidays. Concession cards are available
Global Fitness Health Club
150 Newton Street, Mt Maunganui. Phone: 07 575 0470
36a MacDonald St, Mt Maunganui. Phone: 07 575 9693