Quality Teaching

Our students consistently score among the top 10% in New Zealand in Cambridge examinations.

Category 1 Institution

Mount Maunganui Language Centre is an NZQA Category 1 Institution.

Quality Location

Study in the centre of a beach resort. What better place to go and relax after a hard day’s study?

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Mount Maunganui Town

Mount Maunganui is a town of about 30,000 people, it is one of New Zealand's most popular beach resorts. It is part of the City of Tauranga, which has a population of around 120,000. It is on the Eastcoast of the North Island of New Zealand.

The town is a popular tourist resort, and the feeling is friendly and relaxed. The weather in Mount Maunganui is warm in summer and cool in winter.

Mount Maunganui has a long, white beautiful beach and safe harbours.


Mount Maunganui has all the facilities of a big city. Water sports, team sports, restaurants, movies, cafes and bars...everything is here!

Many activities are available, you can enjoy surfing, sailing, fishing, horse riding, skydiving, jet-boating, scuba diving, restaurants as well as sightseeing trips to famous spots like Waitomo Caves.

Skiing is about 3 hours by car, white water rafting about 20 minutes. You can also try sports such as rugby, soccer, tennis and basket ball, take a hike and of course go to the beach! We can also organise activity courses, so you can study English and learn a new sport.

Please see our holiday courses for more details.

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Mount Maunganui is reasonable, and many of the cafes and restaurants near the school give you a discount when you show your MMLC student ID! 

Nearly all car-parking is free in Mount Maunganui, including parking at the school.

Lunch costs between NZ$5 - $15 per day, depending on your choice, e.g Pizza Hut have a lunchtime pizza for $5, a McDonald's Bic Mac Combo costs around $11. 

A nice cappucino (NZ coffee is very good!) costs around $4. 

There is a good bus service, and if you buy a commuter pass with your student ID it only costs $1.51 for a one way fare. 


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