Explore the central North Island from Mokoia Downs

Some pics from a walk up and down Mount Maunganui last weekend on an afternoon off. At less than an hours drive the Mount makes for a great day or half day trip from Mokoia Downs, and the walk itself combines some decent exercise with beautiful views. The beach is one of the best in New Zealand, which is saying something, and there are great cafes, bars and restaurants to enjoy while watching the world go by.

Other places within an hour or so of Mokoia Downs include Hamilton and Cambridge, Hobbiton, Tauranga, Taupo and Whakatane, making us a great base for exploring the rest of central North Island as well as the Rotorua area.