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Fancy a break from your usual routine?

See your town through fresh eyes and hit the road for an urban adventure. We found the perfect way to explore Mount Maunganui...

By Now To Love with Honda
While a daily routine is convenient and practical, it can be easy to get in a rut. Rather than planning a pricey getaway to escape the usual suspects, why not try an escape that's closer to home – because sometimes the best gems are right there in your own town, just waiting to be discovered!
All you need to do is hop in your Honda HR-V RS – it's the perfect companion as you head out to scout.
The relaxed, beachy vibe of the Mount translates into its urban landscape. Skip the standard seaside stroll and get behind the wheel for a drive around town – then head for home with your wares piled high on your HR-V's super-roomy back seat.
Weekends are made for fresh flowers – and while Flowerette is located slightly out of the Mount's main shopping hub, it's worth the trip, plus the HR-V's handy inbuilt navigation makes the drive a breeze. Choose your favourite florals, and pick up a deliciously simple mix from The Caker while you're at it. We like The Caker's Coconut Raspberry Mix. Hint: Sprinkle with rose petals for extra wow factor.
With your weekend florals sorted, hit up Heath Street Cafe for a freshly-baked scone and smooth flat white. Just one shop down from Flowerette, you won't need to give up your park! And if pastries are your weakness, call in for a heavenly croissant at Elspeth Bakery.
With the weather getting warmer, sea swims are looking even more enticing. Flag your gym mission and book in for a stand-up paddle boarding lesson with Assault Boardriding Tauranga. Soothe your tired body afterwards with a steamy dip at the Mount Hot Pools.
Get your designer fashion fix at Sisters & Co, then visit Paper Plane for stunning homewares and eclectic design – think cushions, ceramics and candles. Channel your passion for culture and peruse the unique artworks at Compose Art Gallery.
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