Mount Maunganui beach has been ranked as one of the best beaches in the South Pacific.

View the complete Top 10 list below

TripAdvisor today announced the winners of its Travellers' Choice Awards for top beaches. The awards recognise the best beaches globally.

In New Zealand, Maunganui beach has topped the list for the third year in a row and took out second place in the South Pacific Top 10 Beaches list.


The beach was reviewed as: ''Located within the relaxed town of Mount Maunganui, Maunganui Beach is the perfect spot for catching a wave. If surfing is not your thing, this beach boasts crystal white sand with stunning sunset views.

"We loved this beach so much that we came back three times during our short stay in Tauranga. The beach is pristine, and the water inviting. The views are beautiful.''

Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor said: "It's that time of year when most people are dreaming of lying on a beach, so it's the perfect time to unveil the world's best beaches, based on feedback from the TripAdvisor community.''

"Travellers can find affordable hotel deals on TripAdvisor at these award-winning beach destinations, enabling them to make their warm-weather dreams a reality."

Travellers' Choice award-winning beaches were determined based on the quantity and quality of millions of traveller reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor gathered over a 12-month period.

Top 10 Travellers' Choice Beaches in the New Zealand:
1. Maunganui Beach, Mount Maunganui
2. Oriental Bay, Wellington
3. Ninety Mile Beach, Kaitaia
4. Kaiteriteri Beach, Kaiteriteri
5. Piha Beach, Piha
6. Tunnel Beach, Dunedin
7. Ohope Beach, Whakatane
8. Orewa Beach, Orewa
9. Whangamata Beach, Whangamata
10. Ocean Beach, Whangarei