Just beautiful Bev. How high is Mount Maunganui and how long does it take to get to the top? Also, which body of water is that (just beautiful). That is an ENORMOUS icecream ... I love waffle cones ...
Dominating the town is Mauao, a giant lump of rock that stands 232 metres high. And the length of time to get to the top depends on how fit I feel! About an hour I think it took us last time we were up there. We plan to walk round the bottom only when my mum and dad visit - my dad's not so good on his pins. Lots of seating areas about to rest and take in the wonderful scenery though.http://www.tikitouring.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-mount-maunganui.htm
I believe that the body of water is the south pacific ocean
And ladies, if you can ever make it over here, it's worth a look, but not over Christmas or New Year - it's a bit of a magnet for the young ones raving it up. But then again, that just might be suited to y'all! :O) We visited the day after New Year's Day this year and the beach was practically empty