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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New Zealand’s big blue backyard is ready to carry you on your epic jet ski holiday adventure. Here at Aqua 360°, we focus on the logistics so you can focus on the fun. Customize your experience by choosing from our tailor-made packages to suit everyone. Do it in style on our brand-new luxurious Sea-Doo GTI 130 models.
Only 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. Airconditioning in all units.
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.
Full-Day Island & Wildlife Cruise or Half-Day Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise. Award winning #1 boatcruises in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui. A genuine kiwi experience in nature. Watch wild dolphins swimming up close. Orca killer whales, sharks, seasonal whale watching, penguins, seals, sunfish, school fish & seabirds. Join us on our large spacious boat for a shared lifetime experience. Bring the camera.
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 - Quiet location with ample parking. Handy to shopping, beaches and cafes. Five minutes from speedway, Trustpower Arena, Bayfair Shopping Mall and new shopping centre at The Crossing. 12 units from studios to two bedroom apartments with harbour views. Some with private thermal spas and plunge pools. Double glazing, underfloor heating. BBQ area and thermal heated swimming pool. Pets by arrangement.
Mobile-friendly - Whether you're looking for a campervan in Queenstown, a people mover from Auckland Airport or a rental car to drive from Christchurch to Auckland, DriveNow provides you with options from New Zealand's premier vehicle hire companies. Enjoy affordable car hire, campervan hire and vehicle rental at DriveNow.
A Kiwi Bay of Plenty Fishing, mussel farm fishing, and Hunting business that lets you choose between saltwater or freshwater fishing or local hunting. Novice or experienced. Lindsay will teach and share his childhood passion in and around Whakatane, White Island, Whale or Raurimu Islands and Rotorua and Taupo Lakes. Trout, Snapper, Kingfish, all gear supplied.
Fergusson Park is a dog-friendly playground for all. Coastal walkway with views across Tauranga harbour to Matakana Island and The Mount. Kiteboarding, paddleboarding, Tauranga Astronomical Society Observatory, children's play area. Limited free overnight parking for self contained campervans.
Bush walk and waterfall, just 15 minutes from Tauranga (off Welcome Bay Rd). The Kaiate Stream drops over bluffs in a series of waterfalls that plummet into clear pools. Moss and fern-fringed cliffs. A beautiful location to enjoy.
This spectacular walk passes through the relics of the Talisman and Crown mining operations in Karangahake Gorge. This spectacular walk passes through the relics of the Talisman and Crown mining operations.
Our Scenic Cruises on the iconic KEWPIE are very popular. The boat cruises the inner Tauranga Harbour to isolated islands and peninsulas. There are options to Hop-on Hop-off at Matakana Island at no extra cost. Join us on the scheduled 1hr Scenic Cruises or hire the vessel for a scenic tour, corporate or party cruise. Licenced Bar.
Enjoy the beauty of New Zealand from the comfort of any of our 2, 4 or 6 berth motorhomes. We offer you a very individual and personal service, and are very flexible to your needs. We’ve travelled extensively in New Zealand, so we can give really good advice on where to go and what to do. Airport pickups available.
Mobile-friendly - If you are a backpacker or a traveller, on a budget, looking for the most economical way to get around New Zealand then buy a Kiwi Road Trips' campervan with a buy-back guarantee. You can buy a campervan for much less than the cost of renting it. Pickup is in sunny Tauranga, the perfect place to begin your campervan adventure.
Mobile-friendly - Airport Transfers between Auckland, Tauranga, Rotorua and connecting areas. Multiple daily door-to-door Auckland Airport transfers and City-to-City transfers, we also go to and from the Auckland Cruise Ship Terminal. We also provide a Private Charter service and Tours to anywhere in New Zealand as well as transport for conferences. We provide van hire ranging from 12 seaters to 19 seaters
190 hectare parkland, exotic trees, waterfalls, walkways, cafe, kayaking, placid lake, equestrian area, camping, school camps, glow worms, bush walks. A photographer's paradise. McClaren Falls is in the Kaimai Ranges, just 15 minutes from Tauranga.
Moturiki Island | Leisure Island is a popular visitor attraction just off Mount Maunganui’s Main Beach. It's connected to the beach and you can simply walk across and enjoy the views, the crashing waves and watch the surfers just off the island.
Mobile-friendly - We specialise in motorhome and campervan hire, offering an unbiased, helpful and prompt professional service. We focus on what's best for you with our customer service is second to none. We offer the lowest prices available and our service to you, is FREE. Campervan hire in New Zealand. Rental of all major motorhome brands thru our website.
Mobile-friendly - Join New Zealand's top landscape, nature and wildlife photographers to help you to get the most from your photography or visit to New Zealand. From 1-day Photography Workshops to 17-day NZ Photo Tours with New Zealand's leading landscape and wildlife photographers.
The historic Ongarahu Pa is one of the most well preserved defensive fortifications known in New Zealand. Walk through a waharoa (entrance shelter outside the pa), past palisades around a trench and across a bridge to enter the headland pa site. Parking, toilets, overnight campervan parking, dog friendly walkways.
45 minute hill climb through pine forest, native bush and farmland to reach the summit (224 metres) with panoramic coastal views, including The Mount (Mt Maunganui), Tauranga, Te Puke and towards Whakatane. At the summit is a former Maori pa site which, with terracing still visible, fires the imagination.
Nestled away in the Kaimai hills just 15 minutes from central Tauranga, Poripori Homestead has three accommodation spaces for up to 12 people and venue space for up to 40 people. This quiet family-friendly property has disabled access, a garden, swimming pool, tree house, fruit trees and animals (sheep, chickens, ducks, a cat and a dog).
Mobile-friendly - Private cruise ship and personal tours from Rotorua / Tauranga / Port of Tauranga / Mount Maunganui. Destinations include Rotorua / Coromandel / Napier / Taupo / National Park / Hobbiton / Waitomo. Small group custom tours. We have beautiful places for you to see and great adventure to be had. Design your own tour to see more for less.
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Learn Cuban Salsa - Beginners
Join Salsa Agua. Tauranga’s only Cuban-based Salsa school – it’s heaps of fun. Our amazing instructors will have you moving like you never thought you would be able to. Dancing is a great way to meet people and ...
Where: Elizabeth St Community Hall, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: 169 Elizabeth St, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 7:30pm on Tuesday 16th August 2022
To: 8:15pm on Tuesday 13th December 2022
Horizons Suicide Bereavement Support Group
You are invited to join our local suicide loss support community. Losing a loved one to suicide is complicated, can be traumatic and can be difficult to navigate. Some people, after some time, feel a desire to help ...
Where: Grief Support Services, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: 147 Chadwick Road, Greerton, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 6:00pm on Tuesday 18th October 2022
To: 7:30pm on Tuesday 20th December 2022
Social Club Comedy Night
Stand-Up Comedy and Open Mic night in Mount Maunganui. Come along for a night of free comedy at the Mount Social Club. Are you funny and always wanted to give comedy a go? Have a go at the Open Mic! Limited ...
Where: Mount Social Club, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
Address: 305 Maunganui Road, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 16th November 2022
To: 9:00pm on Wednesday 16th November 2022
Open Mic Night
All musical styles welcome. 3-piece House Band back up. Weekly ...
Where: Jack Dusty's Ale House, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: 50 Bureta Rd, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 19th October 2022
To: 9:30pm on Wednesday 30th November 2022
Greerton 10 days of Celebrations
We’re sporting a brand spanking new reception, change-facilities & non-slip flooring – and we feel its cause for not one, not two, but ten days of celebratory events! From the 10th November we’re going to be ...
Where: Greerton Aquatic & Leisure Centre, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: Kiteroa Street, Greerton, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 5:00pm on Friday 11th November 2022
To: 2:00pm on Saturday 19th November 2022
Walking Netball is a low impact netball game, using standard rules throughout the game. No running or jumping is allowed during walking netball. Walking netball is ideal for those new to the game, as well as those ...
Where: Tauranga Netball Centre, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
Address: Blake Park, Maunganui Rd, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
From: 11:00am on Wednesday 2nd November 2022
To: 12:00pm on Wednesday 7th December 2022
Nathan Hemi - Exhibition Reflective Shadows
Reflective Shadows explores the nature of introspection. The title is inspired by the term “shadow self” which is a term used in psychology by the renowned psychologist Carl Jung. It is the hidden aspects of ones ...
Where: The Incubator Gallery & Studios, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: The Incubator Creative Hub, The Historic Village, 17th Avenue, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 5:30pm on Friday 14th October 2022
To: 2:00pm on Saturday 19th November 2022
Ōtūmoetai Intermediate School Art Academy
This annual exhibition is a collection of student work from Otumoetai Intermediate Art Academy - Year 7 and 8. Amazing Pop Up Exhibition - only on for a very limited time so you will need to be in quick to see these awe ...
Where: The People's Gallery - Toi Ka Rere, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: The Incubator Creative Hub, The Historic Village, 17th Avenue, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 10:00am on Saturday 12th November 2022
To: 2:00pm on Sunday 20th November 2022
The 3 Potheads Ceramic Exhibition
Nick Eggleston, Dominique Ford and Kalou Koefoed 3 Local Ceramic Artists present a collection of intriguing ceramic art. Nick Eggleston, Kalou Koefoed and Dominique Ford are three quirky ceramic artists who have ...
Where: The Pot House Ceramics Gallery & Studios, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: The Incubator Creative Hub, The Historic Village, 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 10:00am on Monday 7th November 2022
To: 2:00pm on Sunday 18th December 2022
Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival 2022
Welcome to the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival 2022 where we celebrate the beauty and diversity of our region's gardens and the creativity of talented artists. Get ready to explore the wonderful Bay of Plenty ...
Where: Regional gardens and art displays, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 9:30am on Thursday 17th November 2022
To: 3:00pm on Sunday 20th November 2022