Mount Maunganui

Mount Maunganui in the Bay of Plenty is one of New Zealand’s most exciting tourist destinations.

With some of the country’s most beautiful coastline, rolling surf beaches, protected bays and lush forests, it’s easy to see why Mount Maunganui and the Bay of Plenty are so popular.

About Us

Opened in December 2002, The Anchorage Apartments was built as a self-service holiday apartment building.

All our Mount Maunganui apartments are owned by individuals, with appointed managers for the apartment complex as a whole. Permanent residents house a selection of our one and two bedroom apartments, with the remainder rented as short and long term accommodation.

The Anchorage Apartment’s management have extensive hospitality industry experience and would be happy to help you with any further information you have regarding our Mount Maunganui apartments or the Bay of Plenty area.

 

Mount Maunganui

Mount Maunganui in the Bay of Plenty is one of New Zealand’s most exciting tourist destinations.

With some of the country’s most beautiful coastline, rolling surf beaches, protected bays and lush forests, it’s easy to see why Mount Maunganui and the Bay of Plenty are so popular.

Located on the sheltered eastern coast of the North Island of New Zealand, Mount Maunganui in the sunny Bay of Plenty is just three hours drive south of Auckland. The Bay of Plenty is made up from a handful of main towns and a scattering of small country settlements.

 

Tauranga

Bordered by the lush Kaimai-Mamaku mountain range and resting south of the Coromandel peninsula on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island, Tauranga is a place of beautiful harbours, wild surf beaches and a tranquil lifestyle.

Everything you need for a perfect holiday break can be found here - sun, sand, sea and numerous places to eat, shop, party, entertain and recover. Thousands of tourists flock to Tauranga and Mt Maunganui each summer for its cosmopolitan lifestyle, first-rate cuisine, excellent local wines and stunning beaches.

Located at the entrance to one of the largest natural harbours in New Zealand and nestled beside a dormant volcanic cone, the towns of Tauranga and Mount Maunganui are home to the country’s biggest export port, Port of Tauranga.

Two large marinas hold over a thousand yachts and launches with many charter boat operators taking keen game fishers out to the internationally renowned Bay of Plenty deep sea fishing waters.

The Tauranga harbour hosts many cruise ship visits each summer, boasts extensive marinas and is popular with windsurfers, jet skiers and all those who love to spend their leisure time on the water.

 

Bay Of Plenty

Mount Maunganui, in the Bay of Plenty region, is located between the Coromandel Peninsula and East Cape, on the eastern coast of the North Island of New Zealand.

Mount Maunganui, close to Tauranga, the Bay of Plenty’s main city, is approximately 220 kilometres from Auckland, a journey which takes about 2.5 hours by car using State Highways 27 and 2. The roads are excellent all the way, with good passing lanes and small towns in which to take a break on your journey. However, expect some traffic delays if travelling from Auckland on Friday or Sunday afternoons and evenings, as the first part of the highway from Auckland also takes travellers to the Coromandel, another popular destination throughout the year.

Between Auckland and Mount Maunganui / Tauranga, stop in for a break at the beautiful Karangahake Gorge. Take an hour or two to explore the stunning river, old gold mining equipment and countless bush walks. A little closer to Tauranga, the historic gold mining town of Waihi is also another great stop. Check out the open goldmine, which is still in action today.

If you’re travelling from the south on your way to our Mount Maunganui apartments, Rotorua is just a 40 minute trip on State Highway 2. Gisborne is also easily accessible through the Waioeka Gorge, approximately a three hour drive from The Anchorage.

 

Bay of Plenty Wines

During your stay at our Mount Maunganui apartments, be sure to visit one of Tauranga’s two locally based vineyards. Mills Reef and Leveret Estate offer consistently high standards of wine products and are known worldwide for their excellence and awards.

Wine production in the Bay of Plenty is focused mainly on Chardonnay with Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc occupying second and third place. Our white wines, particularly Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, have achieved an international reputation for excellence - and the reds are catching up fast!

 

Local Restaurants

New Zealand's culinary presentations are regarded as among the best in the world, with a diverse range of ingredients utilising the ‘fresh is best’ policy, you’ll find there’s imagination and flair evident in every dish.

Innovative and eclectic, New Zealand takes its inspiration from the Pacific rim and regions and countries such as Europe, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Polynesia, Japan and Vietnam. This unique blend of influences has created a mouth-watering range of flavours and food available from cafes and restaurants nationwide.

Enjoy distinctly New Zealand-style meats and seafood such as New Zealand lamb, venison, crayfish, Bluff oysters, paua (abalone), mussels and scallops. If you love your ‘veges’, try kumara (sweet potato) and the world famous kiwifruit, grown right here in the Bay of Plenty. For those with a sweet tooth, try Pavlova, our national dessert, made from meringue and lashings of fresh whipped cream topped with fresh fruit or berries.

 

** Guests are required to show proof of double COVID Vaccination as per Government Regulations **

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