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Within Walking Distance

Summer of Cricket 2018 SCHEDULE FOR BAY OVAL.

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Did you know there are a lot of things to see and do all within walking distance of the Bay Oval?


The Coolest Cafes

If you're looking for a change of scenery and a bite to eat, there's plenty of choice within 20 minutes of your venue. Try Mixture (7 minutes' walk), one of Mount Maunganui's newest hot spots. Here you can enjoy delicious baking, purchase fresh flowers or cool down with nitro cold brew coffee or healthy kombucha on tap!

If you haven't had enough sunshine, the Octopus Garden Cafe (11 minutes' walk) is a best kept local secret.

Slightly further afield you'll find Heath Street Cafe (20 minutes' walk), another newbie and local favourite. This sunny spot boasts a love of good food and great coffee, serving all day breakfast, brunch and lunch.



Follow the sound of the surf to Tay Street Beach Cafe (17 minutes' walk). This popular hub is across from the beach and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can enjoy an iced coffee or cool glass of wine in the afternoon sun after a stroll along the beach. There's also a dairy right next door for the kids to grab an ice cream for the short stroll back to Bay Oval!


To the Beach...

Tay Street Beach (18 minutes' walk) is a hive of activity during the summer months. From this point along the coast you can book a surf lesson or hire boards to improve your skills in the warm ocean waters. Take a dip with designated patrolled swimming zones in the summer for your family's safety, or simply enjoy the feeling of sand between your toes with a short walk toward Mount Maunganui or the Moturiki (Leisure) Island blow hole!


Boutique Shopping

Mount Maunganui Mainstreet (24 minutes' walk) is renowned for it's boutique shopping, particualrly when it comes to New Zealand designers. For those who love to browse, the Mainstreet is a short walk from Bay Oval and home to high-end fashion labels, Sisters and Co. Repertoire, Chaos & Blak and more. There's gift shops to suit all tastes and a variety of modern bars and restaurants to celebrate a win post-match. Read our list of Top 10 Cafes and Restaurants for more inspiration.

You'll also find the Mount Maunganui i-SITE (24 minutes' walk) located in the heart of Mount Mainstreet at 123 Maunganui Road. Here you can talk to a friendly local about what there is to see and do throughout the coastal Bay of Plenty, book activities or purchase memorabilia for your friends and rellies back home.



Created: 06 December 2017

Last updated: 26 February 2018