Walking around and up the actual Mount is a must for anyone with even a low level of fitness - fantastic views! Plenty of surfing, swimming and water activities, even in the middle of winter.
Hot salt water pools were a highlight - so relaxing. Good variety of food in the town, and everyone wanted to be helpful and cheerful. Well located for day trips to Hobbiton (Matamata), Rotorua and many challenging walks in the hinterland. Seemed to be a place for everyone, from total beach huggers to walkers to day trippers. Would definitely recommend this town.
Lovely place to stay for a few days, very relaxed and outdoorsy. Lovely beach and can surf but quite quiet with limited cafes/restaurants.
Easy location to visit surrounding areas.
Boating sight seeing and fishing charters are amazing and affordable. Everything in walking distance or short drive.
Fantastic beaches. Fantastic shopping, boys let the girls go shopping while you relax. Fantastic place