Located at the entrance to a beautiful natural harbour in the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga is New Zealand's fifth largest city and a thriving commercial centre with a passion for good food, wine and stylish shopping. Popular things to do surrounding Tauranga include surfing off the long white sand beaches on Matakana Island, climbing up Mount Maunganui for spectacular sea and city views, and visiting Lake McLaren and walking the 10-minute walk to a beautiful waterfall in McLaren Falls Park. For a cultural experience, explore the Tauranga Art Gallery, wander along the Arataki Cultural Walking Trails, or visit The Elms - one of New Zealand's oldest heritage sites. more
Home to amazing wildlife, Tauranga is a great place to enjoy a wildlife experience. Take a kayak tour to the Waimarino Glow Worm Caves on Lake McLaren. Visit the Katikati Bird Gardens or the Mount Tutu Eco-Sanctuary. Or take a wildlife cruise departing from Tauranga and swim with the dolphins.
Another great attraction in Tauranga are the blowholes on Leisure Island which is easily accessed via a footbridge from Mt Maunganui's main beach.
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Mobile-friendly - Stunning new Tauranga motel located opposite the hospital, easy access from any direction, 5 minutes from CBD, 10 minutes from Mt Maunganui. A great night's sleep - top of the range Sleepyhead Elegance beds. Fantastic showers - with excellent water pressure. Comfort in all seasons - heat pumps/air-conditioning in all units. Quiet - residential location, brick, hush glass.
Mobile-friendly - New Zealand's leading tour company in meeting the needs of mature travellers and those with special needs. We welcome, care and cater for those with special or specific needs when visiting our beautiful country. Specialised vehicles and accommodation to suit every requirement with experienced guides to accompany you every step of the way. Accessible NZ- specialised tours "For All".
Mobile-friendly - An adventure and playing field in the heart of the forest. A test against gravity, balance and agility. A fun and exciting entertainment option for the whole family or as part of a group. Each park has several levels of difficulty allowing for a different experience of pleasures, emotions and challenges.
Mobile-friendly - The Tauranga, Rotorua and Coromandel regions offers some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery. Deep blue lakes surrounded by volcanic and geothermal backdrops to long sandy beaches. Walk in the crater of White Island, New Zealand's most active volcano, or drop into a vineyard for lunch. Range of scenic flights and experiences allowing you to discover the region from above.
Mobile-friendly - A quality and friendly motel located just 7 minutes from the centre of Tauranga, making it the logical Tauranga accommodation choice. We are perfectly located for all sporting events, functions, shopping or just going to the movies. We even offer a courtesy van to pick you up (on request). Tauranga accommodation doesn't get any better!
Mobile-friendly - Discover the North Island of New Zealand! We design our escorted tours specifically for small groups with pickup from your hotel/accommodation in Rotorua or cruise ship shore excursions from Tauranga! Providing quality service! And an atmosphere of sincere discovery through safe, affordable, meaningful and fun travel experiences. Luxury private charter vehicles available! "Our most important trip is yours"
Mobile-friendly - Arrow Tours is run and operated by Roger, he is competent and passionate in providing clients guided and well planned cruise tours, cultural sightseeing, small group tours and more. As one of the leading cruise ship specialists in New Zealand, they specialize in arranging guided cruise ship tours and shore excursions to Tauranga, Rotorua, Hobbiton & more.
Full of character & charm, 40 metres off Tauranga harbour’s edge in quiet waterside cul-de-sac. Upstairs units have water-views. 3 minutes walk to Memorial Park, children’s playground, boardwalk. Spacious, serviced & self-catering units. Fully-renovated, new bathrooms & kitchens. Free wi-fi, off-street parking, SKY TV 50+ channels. Easy 5-8 minute walk to shops, restaurants, movies, Tauranga waterfront, Free kayaks & bikes.
Mobile-friendly - Escape to the beautiful Bay of Plenty and enjoy the tranquillity of our spacious and affordable fully self-contained motel units and chalets, or camp sites. Relax in our hot mineral pools, revive with a refreshing walk along the beach, or just enjoy the great food and coffee at the many local cafes and restaurants in our area.
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Your BEST DAY EVER begins early-morning as you're welcomed aboard Bay Explorer at Tauranga waterfront. We cruise through the beautiful harbour, & past the landmark volcanic mountain Mauao. We explore the pristine Bay of Plenty coastline to watch marine wildlife. You can choose to explore even more at the islands. Optional activities include swimming, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boarding (SUP).
Race your mates or family members on one of the newest Kart Tracks in the country. We are proud to provide the Tauranga region's only outdoor kart track where you can enjoy a wild ride on our German made karts and our safe and secure track.
Bay Of Plenty Tours take you to see the best attractions that the Bay of Plenty and Waikato have to offer. From the Lord of the Rings Hobbiton movie set, through to experiencing the Maori culture in Rotorua and the amazing Waitomo Glow Worm cave system, or customised day tours on request, there are many exciting attractions in the area.
Mobile-friendly - Best Deal Tours are a locally owned Qualmark endorsed company, specialising in providing quality shore excursions for cruise passengers. Join our very popular 1 hour scenic tour of Tauranga and Mount Maunganui or visit further afield to Rotorua, the Geothermal Wonderland of New Zealand, where the unique volcanic landscape makes it a "must visit" destination for our cruise ship passengers.
Mobile-friendly - Boscabel Lodge is a large, modern mansion overlooking rural land and the distant outline of the Kaimanawa Ranges and Mount Maunganui. Choice of two tastefully appointed fully self-contained apartments, or a spacious suite. Each with own entrance, and individual balcony or terrace area. Suitable for long-term accommodation stays. Apartments open to solar heated swimming pool, spa pool and landscaped garden.
Mobile-friendly - From majestic coastlines through to magnificent mountain views, what better way to experience New Zealand than on a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Travel through some of the world's most unspoiled landscapes and experience what our magnificent country has to offer. Full-day and multi-day tours, plus a full range of personalised tour options are available. Toll free from USA 1-866-391-4707.
Mobile-friendly - Guaranteed laughter while trying something new! With Bumper Ball you can bump into your mates while playing a variety of games. You just need at least 6 people and we'll come to you, and we're in 6 cities around NZ. Anyone from age 7 up can have a go. Minimum Rules, Maximum Fun!
Mobile-friendly - Charlemagne Lodge offers accommodation with a taste of the past and all the conveniences of the present. The elegant Victorian house is a Bay of Plenty landmark building, on an elevated site overlooking the adjoining I'Anson nature reserve and lake. Situated in the sunny Bay of Plenty, renowned for its high sunshine hours, stunning beaches and beautiful countryside.
Small group and personalised tour specialists based in Tauranga. Tour options include exploring the fascinating geothermal wonderlands of Waiotapu and Waimangu near Rotorua, the film set Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves, Coromandel peninsula. Air conditioned, comfortable and roomy vehicles for your day tour.
Mobile-friendly - Fully equipped, self-contained motorhomes for hire. Clean, comfortable vehicles sleep 2-6 and contain shower and toilet. Based on the Coromandel Peninsula or with transfers from Auckland, Tauranga and Hamilton airports. Great price, our daily rate includes everything with three-day hires ex Whitianga (Feb to Nov) and NO road restrictions.
Mobile-friendly - Warm, sparkling clean, self-contained units set in spacious grounds – easy walk to delightful Tauranga City Centre with supermarkets and the popular Bureta Bar & eatery. Swimming pool and BBQ. Close to restaurants, shops, golf-course, playground, inner harbour beach and coastal walks. Range of units. Continental breakfast available. Seasonal, corporate and pensioner rates may apply. Relax at our Tauranga motel.
Mobile-friendly - Cottage Park Thermal Motel is located in quiet park-like surroundings, handy to shopping, beaches and cafes and just minutes to Tauranga city centre. Ideal for families. Pets are welcome. We offer studio, 1-bedroom units with spa baths - interconnecting doors, two-bedroom with private thermal pools, three-bedroom, two-bedroom apartment-style units with thermal plunge-pools and budget priced self-contained cottages.
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Mobile-friendly - Cruise ship shore excursions and day tours to Rotorua, Hobbiton and Tauranga. Come with us on a day filled with stunning scenery, a little adventure and lots of fun as you learn about the uniqueness that is New Zealand.
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Bay of Plenty Pet & Animal Expo
At last, the Pet & Animal Expo comes to the Bay of Plenty in 2018, for the first time! An exhibition of the best products, services, and entertainment for all those who love pets and animals. The Pet & Animal Expo ...
Where: ASB Arena at Baypark, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
Address: 81 Truman Lane, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
From: 10:00am on Saturday 23rd June 2018
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 24th June 2018
'Make A Pendant' Jewellery Workshop
Join designer Juliet Ramson of brand Found Jewellery as she teaches you the basics of creating a master wax pendant to be cast in sterling silver. The “Make A Pendant” Workshop is a two part workshop. Session one ...
Where: The Incubator, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: 17th Avenue, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 1:00pm on Sunday 10th June 2018
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 24th June 2018
Ice Skate Tour
Be prepared for a cool but not cold ice skating experience. The Ice Skate Tour travels around New Zealand with state of the art, artificial ice rinks. They look like ice and have 97 percent same gliding capacity as ...
Where: Tauranga Intermediate School, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: 30 Eighteenth Ave, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 3:00pm on Friday 15th June 2018
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 24th June 2018
Oropi Sunday Market
The Oropi Sunday Market is celebrating its first birthday—and you're invited! There will be face painting, colouring competition, great stalls, KC Catering will be featuring with their delicious menu and of course you ...
Where: Oropi Memorial Hall, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: 1295 Oropi Road, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 9:00am on Sunday 25th March 2018
To: 1:00pm on Sunday 24th June 2018
Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival
For the first time, the Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival is bringing 'Festival Selects' to Tauranga. The five best films from this year's festival that showcase the very best in architecture and design from ...
Where: EVENT Cinemas, Tauranga, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: 45 Elizabeth St, Tauranga, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 10:00am on Friday 22nd June 2018
To: 9:00pm on Sunday 24th June 2018
'Play Misty' is Paul Parkhouse & Simon Elton, performing acoustic versions of harmonica blues, rockabilly, hillbilly and '60s pop.
Where: Jack Dusty's Ale House, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: 50 Bureta Rd, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 3:00pm on Sunday 24th June 2018
To: 6:00pm on Sunday 24th June 2018
Nick is a solo Acoustic Guitarist/Singer, from Boston originally but living in New Zealand for 15 years. His favorite music to play could be called Soul-Folk, featuring artists such as Van Morrison, The Beatles, Cat ...
Where: Croucher Basecamp, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: 107 The Strand, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 2:00pm on Sunday 27th May 2018
To: 5:00pm on Friday 31st August 2018
Affordable Art and Artisan Fair
Presented by ARTbop and The Black Sheep Bar and Grill, the Affordable Art and Artisan Fair is a monthly art fair featuring some of the most talented artists and artisans in New Zealand! All items are handmade and ...
Where: Black Sheep Bar & Grill, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: 21 Plummers Point Rd, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 11:00am on Sunday 24th June 2018
To: 3:00pm on Sunday 25th November 2018
Waylon McPherson is a solo acoustic guitarist and singer. Playing popular music and hits from an array of bands, Waylon covers a huge variety of classics, through to modern favourites from artists such as U2, Elvis, ...
Where: The Phoenix, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: 67 The Strand, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 2:00pm on Sunday 28th May 2017
To: 12:30am on Saturday 30th March 2019
Baldaquin Winter Crafty Weekend Camp
This is an old-timey camping and crafting weekend, aiming to get a group of like-minded people together. We have some experienced participants already lined up and are hoping other makers or experimental ...
Where: Kiwifruit Habitat Gallery, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: 999 State Highway 29
From: 5:00pm on Thursday 21st June 2018
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 24th June 2018