Tauranga Regional Information
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Nestled in the sunny, beachy world of the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga is a great place to relax and enjoy the sunshine.
Tauranga is a beautiful and prosperous New Zealand city situated on the Bay of Plenty in the North Island. With an urban population of 120,000 Tauranga is the sixth most populous city in New Zealand.
Tauranga is one of New Zealand's main centres for business, international trade, culture, fashion and horticultural science. The Port of Tauranga is New Zealand's largest port in terms of gross export tonnage.
In horticulture Tauranga is particularly known for its tangelos (a grapefruit/tangerine cross), avocados, and kiwifruit.
Tauranga activities include:
- Dolphin watching
- Scenic tracks
- Scenic flights
- Sky diving
- Extreme jet boating
- 4 wheel driving
- Tours to White Island
- Game parks
- Indoor climbing
And much more!
Tauranga is a beautiful coastal city looking out over the wide Bay of Plenty to the north with Mount Maunganui arising conspicuously to the north east and the forested hill country of the central North Island to the south.
Adding to this beautiful setting is a warm climate, not far away from the subtropical mark.
Tauranga is rich in history and significance; it is home to one of the largest battles between British forces and the local Māori - the Battle of Gate Pa.
It has a fascinating history tell of settlement and development over the years to become presently one of New Zealand's most prosperous cities.
Tauranga is a popular tourist destination and offers a wide range of accommodation options:
- Tauranga Motels
- Tauranga Hotels
- Tauranga Bed and Breakfasts
- Tauranga Lodges and Retreats
- Tauranga Campsites and Holiday Parks
- Tauranga Holiday Houses
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Tauranga Region Information
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History of the Tauranga region.
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