Mt Maunganui voted NZ's top beach

Last updated 13:16 20/03/2014
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BEST IN NZ: Tripadvisor named Mt Maunganui Beach as New Zealand's top beach. What do you think?

Best Beaches 25
1. Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

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Mount Maunganui Beach has been voted as New Zealand's top beach by Tripadvisor.

Piha Beach came in second, followed by  Oriental Bay in Wellington. Expedia's list of the top beaches caused quite a debate. Do you agree with Tripadvisor's list of New Zealand's best beaches?

Top 10 Beaches in New Zealand:

1. Maunganui Beach, Mt Maunganui, New Zealand

2. Piha Beach, Piha, New Zealand

3. Oriental Bay, Wellington, New Zealand

4. Ninety Mile Beach, Kaitaia, New Zealand

5. Ohope Beach, Whakatane, New Zealand

6. Bethells Beach, Auckland, New Zealand

7. Whangamata Beach, Whangamata, New Zealand

8. Kaiteriteri Beach, Kaiteriteri, New Zealand

9. Karekare Beach, Auckland, New Zealand

10. Tunnel Beach, Dunedin, New Zealand

Top 25 beaches in the world:

1. Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

2. Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

3. Flamenco Beach, Culebra, Puerto Rico

4. Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa, Italy

5. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia

6. Playa de ses Illetes, Formentera, Spain

7. Anse Lazio, Praslin Island, Seychelles

8. Lanikai Beach, Kailua, Hawaii

9. Rhossili Bay, Swansea, Wales

10. Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

11. Playa Paraiso Beach, Cayo Largo, Cuba

12. Praia dos Carneiros, Tamandare, Brazil

13. Lopes Mendes Beach, Ilha Grande, Brazil

14. The Baths, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

15. Playa de las Catedrales, Ribadeo, Spain

16. Ka'anapali Beach, Lahaina, United States

17. Elafonissi  Beach, Elafonissi, Greece

18. Cala Mariolu, Baunei, Italy

19. White Beach, Boracay, Philippines

20. Turquoise Bay, Exmouth, Australia

21. Anse Source d'Argent, La Digue Island, Seychelles

22. Cable Beach, Broome, Australia

23. Playa Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

24. Camp's Bay Beach, Camps Bay, South Africa

25. Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island, India

Top 10 beaches in the South Pacific:

1. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia

2. Turquoise Bay, Exmouth, Australia

3. Cable Beach, Broome, Australia

4. Maunganui Beach, Maunganui, New Zealand

5. Shelly Beach, Sydney, Australia

6. Burleigh Heads Beach, Burleigh Heads, Australia

7. Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas, Australia

8. Manly Beach, Sydney, Australia

9. Matira Beach, Bora Bora, French Polynesia

10. Piha Beach, Piha, New Zealand

Do you agree with this ranking? Leave a comment below.

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- Waikato

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