‘The Mount’ - a narrow peninsula with the harbour on one side and ocean beach on the other - has been a Kiwi holiday destination for decades. It has been described as the region’s mecca for apartments, and offers plenty of choice. Typically, you’ll need $300,000 plus for a small apartment, but if you have $4 million or upwards to spend…go shopping for a penthouse with sea views.
The suburban home still exists at Mount Maunganui, and is relatively affordable, as long as you are a few streets back from the beach. Prices soar for anything with a sea view.