Mt Maunganui, Papamoa, Matakana Island and Waihi Beach are all popular surfing beaches.
A short drive takes you Waihi Beach. This is a beautiful ocean beach with white sand and sparkling water. While you are there you might like to explore some of the coast walks that run north and south from the beach.
Kayaking can also be organised for you through the Waimarino Adventure Park on the nearby Wairoa River at Bethlehem just 25 minutes from the Lodge.