This relaxed, yet vibrant, boutique shopping strip is lined with phoenix palm trees and is home to some of the best designer fashion, souvenirs, beauty salons, cafes, restaurants and contemporary and fine art in the Bay.
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If you love boutique shopping, Mount Maunganui’s ‘mainstreet’ is the ideal place for you.
Away from indoor malls or our humming CBD you’ll find a relaxed, vibrant shopping area that stretches 500m along Maunganui Rd between Banks Ave and Mount Drury Reserve.
You’ll find our leading women’s fashion stores here – hot local designers sit alongside premier national and international clothing labels in high-end boutiques dotted along the Mount’s main street.
The Mount exudes a laidback atmosphere and the phoenix palm trees which line the main street are a reminder you’re only a short walk away from the sand and surf. Unlike other shopping destinations in New Zealand, there’s no pressure to dress up here. Stroll around in whatever clothing you feel comfortable in, then kick off your jandals and try on an evening gown and killer heels.
Aside from the 30 specialist women’s clothing stores, you’ll also find numerous gift shops, souvenirs, beauty services, health stores, pharmacies, bookstores, travel agents, professional services plus contemporary and fine art. And to top it off, there are more than 60 different cafes, bars and restaurants to enjoy when you need a break and something to eat.
Right in the middle of this busy main street is Te Papa o Ngā Manu Porotakataka, our central town centre park, where a produce market is held every Sunday from 8.30am until 12.30pm. Here you can buy some of the finest fresh produce, breads, pastries, cheese, oils, chutneys, relishes, juices, plants, seedlings, honey, flowers and other delicious edibles from our region.
Free parking is available on either side of Maunganui Rd but time restrictions do apply.
Mount Maunganui’s Mainstreet will keep shopaholics entertained for hours, any day of the week. You’re sure to come across something here to suit your tastes and budget, no matter what the occasion.