Best beach in New Zealand

The votes are in and New Zealand's best beach goes to.... Mount Maunganui.

The results come from the TripAdvisor 2019 Travellers' Choice Awards with Mount Maunganui topping the poll for best beach for the sixth time in a row.

Four Bay of Plenty beaches featured in the top 10, with Papamoa Beach taking out the fourth best beach in NZ, Ohope Beach in fifth, and Pilot Bay ranked eighth.

Mount Maunganui's Main Beach has also been named the fourth best beach in the South Pacific, Papamoa Beach ranked 18th and Ohope Beach at 19th.

Sam Gardner