Discover the ultimate 3-day wellness escape, blending soothing walks, rejuvenating sauna sessions, and serenity amidst nature. Unwind for a perfect getaway that balances relaxation and revitalisation.
Walks, yoga, wellness, saunas, SUP, pilates, dining, McLaren Falls Park, Te Rere o Ōmanawa Falls, Watercliff, hot pools
1: WALK, STRETCH AND SAVOUR
Walk the Mauao Base Track
Explore the famous ‘base track’ around Mauao, one of New Zealand’s most popular scenic walks. The 3.4-kilometre route offers breathtaking harbour and ocean views, with benches along the way for quiet appreciation.
Lunch at Saltwater - Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar
At Saltwater, you'll find the finest kaimoana (seafood). You can watch the chefs in action as they shuck oysters, slice fresh sashimi or grill whole flounder.
203 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui
Check-in to your accommodation at Mount Maunganui Beachside Holiday Park
At Mount Maunganui Beachside Holiday Park, you'll wake up to the soothing sounds of waves. Choose from powered sites or cabins with spectacular water views.
Rejuvenate with a yoga or pilates class
Recharge with a yoga or pilates class at the House of Yoga in Mount Maunganui. Whether it’s aerial yoga, vinyasa or pilates, find your balance and relaxation.
3 Newton Street, Mount Maunganui
Treat yourself to some ice cream
Indulge in the joy of 100% plant-based ice creams from Sea People. Because, let's face it, ice cream equals happiness.
143 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui
Relax with a sauna session
Experience the health benefits of hot and cold therapy. Attend one of the weekly beachside sauna sessions organised by The Sauna Project at Pilot Bay or visit Panacea Sauna. This is a great way to unwind after a yoga session, helping your muscles to relax.
Dinner at Alpino
Wrap up your day with authentic Italian pizza and pasta at Alpino.
16 Pacific Ave, Mount Maunganui
2: Nature Retreat
Breakfast at Wildflour
Grab a cup of locally roasted Folk Brewers coffee and morning treat from Wildflour in Mount Maunganui. Their range of gooey raw slices, bliss balls and freshly baked cinnamon brioche buns are to die for.
5C Hull Road, Mount Maunganui
Visit McLaren Falls Park
McLaren Falls Park boasts 190-hectares of parkland alongside Lake McLaren. Explore scenic walks, including a short stroll to a picturesque waterfall and a chance to spot glow worms along the track.
Grab a bite at at The Falls Cafe
Refuel at The Falls Café, a small eatery at McLaren Falls Park offering delightful food and a selection of cabinet treats. Perfect for a quick and satisfying bite.
Visit Te Rere O Ōmanawa Falls
This stunning site, sacred to local hapū (subtribe) Ngāti Hangarau, offers well-formed tracks through scenic bush to perfectly placed lookouts that oversee the Ōmanawa Falls and the large rock pool below. Choose the shorter 40-minute return walk or the more challenging 1 hour 20-minute version.
1031 Ōmanawa Road, Ōmanawa
Check-in and relax at Watercliff
Watercliff is an eco retreat nestled along the Ōmanawa River. Recharge by lounging on the outdoor timber deck with a good book or soak in the outdoor bath. There’s no noise except for the birds. Bliss.
80 Lawry Lane, Ōmanawa
Dinner at Watercliff
Each cabin has its own self-contained kitchen, dining table, large timber deck and a BBQ, providing a perfect setting to relax and dine in the comfort of your accommodation.
3: Ocean Zen: SUP, hot pools, and massage bliss
Breakfast at Elspeth Bakery
Start your day at Elspeth Bakery, a local favourite for freshly baked goods and great coffee.
2A Terrace Avenue, Mount Maunganui
Take a SUP lesson
Go on a SUP adventure with Mauao Adventures. Opt for a lesson or simply hire a SUP to enjoy the calm waters of Pilot Bay.
Soak at the Mount Hot Pools
Unwind beneath Mauao at the Mount Hot Pools, the world’s only hot ocean water complex. Experience the healing benefits of saltwater bathing in their oudoor and indoor pools.
9 Adams Avenue, Mount Maunganui
Lunch at Rice Rice Baby
Enjoy authentic Vietnamese cuisine at Rice Rice Baby.
136 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui
Get a massage
Before heading home, treat yourself to a massage at Thai Touch.
12 Prince Avenue, Mount Maunganui