Bay of Plenty New Zealand Long Stay
- 31 Days
- 31 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 2,679
When 18th century explorer Captain James Cook sailed here he aptly named it the Bay of Plenty. One of New Zealand’s most popular holiday destinations and a thriving port city, the Bay continues to offer its bounty of beaches, culture and lifestyle to visitors from near and far.
The region is blessed with a mild climate year-round. The vast harbour, islands and proximity to the open sea ensure that seafood is a local specialty. The region’s legendary beaches swimmers, surfers and kayakers year round and accommodations make the most of the great coastal views.
There are plenty of things to do in the Bay of Plenty. Choose from water adventures like white-water rafting, kayaking, dolphin encounters, parasailing and jetboating. There’s also skydiving, scenic flights, horse treks, cultural experiences, golf courses and a variety of gardens and museums to peruse.
Whether you’re after relaxation, beach life or a bit of indulgence, the Bay of Plenty has all the bases covered
The suburb of Mount Maunganui has been well-regarded for years for its top beaches and coastal lifestyle.
Many New Zealanders own holiday homes at “The Mount” as it is known. The beaches are numerous and safe for swimmers and surfers. The top spot for swimming is Main Beach, which is located at the foot of the mighty Mauao (Mount Maunganui) and faces the Pacific Ocean. On the opposite side of Mauao is the harbourside Pilot Bay, which is a launching pad for boats and kayaks. It’s also a shallow swimming spot ideal for families.
Mauao is the physical focal point of the coastal Bay of Plenty – a sacred place that dominates the landscape of the Tauranga area. Walking up and around Mauao is a must-do activity in the region.
Across from the Main Beach is a number of cafés to enjoy a meal or coffee while taking in the ambience of the area. Maunganui Road in the downtown Mount Maunganui area is also popular with boutique shopping and top restaurants and cafés.
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- 31 Days
- 31 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 2,679
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Depart your hometown for your flight to New Zealand (flight is additional and not included in listed price). Goway are experts in airfares Downunder, please contact your Goway Agent for the most competitive airfare for your Snowbird Long Stay Escape
Cross the International Dateline
You will cross the International Dateline on your flight and lose a day, which will be regained on your return journey
Welcome to New Zealand
You will arrive today in New Zealand. On arrival you will be met by Goway’s local representative and then transferred to your accommodation in the Bay of Plenty. Goway has included an arrival grocery pack so you have some provisions for your first couple of days until you go grocery shopping. On arrival the remainder of your day is free
Relax on a luxury holiday at The Beaumont in stunning Mount Maunganui - New Zealand's favourite holiday destination. Enjoy fabulous sea views from modern, very comfortable, self-serviced apartments. The Beaumont is situated right at 'The Mount', step out and soak up the famous Mount atmosphere. ...
Relax on a luxury holiday at The Beaumont in stunning Mount Maunganui - New Zealand's favourite holiday destination. Enjoy fabulous sea views from modern, very comfortable, self-serviced apartments. The Beaumont is situated right at 'The Mount', step out and soak up the famous Mount atmosphere. Only metres from beautiful Mount Maunganui beach, Pilot Bay harbour, the exquisite hot saltwater pools and Mount Maunganui's vibrant beachside cafes, award-winning restaurants and fantastic shopping. Stay at The Beaumont and you'll enjoy absolutely breathtaking views from your own private balcony. Our modern Mount Maunganui apartments boast spacious living areas and amenities of superb quality.
Spend your days lazing in the sun, exploring miles of golden sand beaches or relaxing in our heated swimming pool.
- Barbeques (BBQ)
- Gym/Fitness Centre
- Pool (s)
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Enjoy your vacation
The days are free to enjoy your New Zealand Snowbird Vacation. At your fingertips you have the services of the Goway office in Sydney, they are available 24-7 for emergencies and during Australian business hours for advice. Mount Maunganui is a holiday paradise - you can surf, swim, play golf, shop, dine or simply relax and soak up the atmosphere. There’s no pressure here, just take your time to enjoy the pace of life you want. It is almost surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and has New Zealand’s best beach on one side of the peninsula and the sheltered waters of Pilot Bay on the other. Relax on the wide expanse of white sand and swim in the warm ocean waves. This is a great place to kick back and people watch. Numerous beach, ocean and multisport events are held here and people of all ages enjoy the Main Beach year-round.
And overlooking it all towers the mountain itself – Mauao. Standing 232m above sea level, this iconic landmark is treasured by Maori and locals alike. Mauao means ‘caught be the dawn’ and the mountain is steeped in Maori history and mythology. Several historical pa sites (villages) have been built on this extinct volcanic cone, the evidence of which can still be seen today as you explore the popular walking tracks.
Stroll and choose a table at any number of beachside cafes and restaurants. This relaxed al-fresco dining precinct is the perfect place to enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch in the sunshine. You’ll find some of the best boutique shopping in New Zealand. Explore Mount Maunganui’s main street which features more than 30 specialist women’s clothing stores (including many high-end fashion boutiques). Gift shops, souvenirs plus contemporary and fine art galleries sit alongside 60 different cafes, bars and fine-dining restaurants.
If you want a truly relaxing break, make sure you visit the Mt Maunganui Hot Salt Water Pools. Nestled right at the base of Mauao, soak in the warm healing water to help relieve any aches and pains. The children’s pool and slide area makes it a great family-friendly outing.
Mauao also marks the entrance to Tauranga’s harbour and the port has become the largest cruise tour port destination in New Zealand. Watching luxury cruise ships sail in and out of Pilot Bay is a fun way to spend a summer’s evening. Enjoy a picnic dinner and be impressed by the sheer size of these vessels as they draw closer to shore.
New Zealand to the West Coast
Today is your day to return North America. You will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. You will also cross the International Dateline again and regain your lost day! If you have the time, why not consider another Goway Snowbird Idea to the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Central Coast of New South Wales or the Cook Islands?
Daily departures are available.
- Round trip airport – hotel – airport seat in coach transfers
- A welcome grocery pack
- Accommodation for 28 or 56 nights in a fully self-catering one bedroom apartment
- The services of Goway Sydney office 24-7 for advice and emergency assistance
- Goway Discount Coupon Booklet
- Travel Insurance
- International and domestic airfares& airfare taxes
- Visa fees if applicable
- Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
- Optional excursions
- Park fees unless stated
- Items of a personal nature
Pricing will vary throughout the year, depending on departure date. Blackout dates will apply over peak periods.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.
3 Mar 2020