The relaxed beach vibe in Mount Maunganui seeps into urban life. Skip your usual seaside walk for a drive about town – and head home with an abundance of treats piled up on the roomy back seat of your HR-V.
Nothing says ‘weekend’ like a fresh bunch of flowers picked up from your local florist. While florist Floweree is a lile out of the main centre, the HR-V’S handy inbuilt navigation will make the drive a breeze. When you’re there, grab a cake mix for a spot of baking later; The Caker’s Coconut Raspberry Mix makes baking super simple. Sprinkle it with rose petals for a special touch.
Aer picking up a bouquet, pop into Heath Street Cafe for a scone and coffee. It’s one shop down, so you don’t have to give up your park. If you’re aer a tasty pastry, call in for a heavenly croissant at Elspeth Bakery.
With the weather geing warmer, the water is looking ever more enticing. Rather than face the sweaty gym slog, book a stand-up paddleboarding lesson with Assault Boardriding Tauranga. Aerwards, head to the Mount Hot Pools for a steamy dip. Your body will thank you.
Sisters & Co is the perfect pick for all your designer needs. If your home needs to be spruced up, Paper Plane is filled with objects of desire so drill into good design with some fresh cushions, ceramics and candles. For a further dose of beauty, contemplate the artworks at Compose Art Gallery.