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 - 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 - Based in Rotorua, we are family owned and operated, experienced in campervan hire, sales, repairs and maintenance. Our campervan rentals are great for weekend trips away, family holidays, or exploring our beautiful country. We also have caravans available for rent (subject to availability). ACE sets an exceptional standard - providing safe, mechanically sound vehicles that people can rely on.
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 - 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.
Mobile-friendly - Hi and welcome to ArtHouse Accommodation, where you arrive as a stranger and leave as a friend. We are specialists in providing clean, upmarket and affordable drug & alcohol-free accommodation. We can cater for all your short, medium and long-term accommodation requirements.
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.
Mobile-friendly - Discover what you've been missing with New Zealand's most trusted car rental brand, offering a wide range of late model cars, 4WDs and vans, available from more than 40 convenient locations nationwide. Avis rentals also include unlimited kilometres, free standard insurance, and 24-hour breakdown service from AA Roadside Assistance. You can also earn Airpoints Dollars™ when renting with Avis.
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).
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 - 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!
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.
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.
Mobile-friendly - Custom Day Tours NZ organise day tours and shore excursions from Auckland and the Bay of Plenty to Rotorua Geothermal Highlights, Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves, Taupo and Auckland area. We are your specialist team for customized tours from Ports of Tauranga and Auckland. We personally collect you from your Cruise Ship or Hotel in our luxury air-conditioned, specialized touring vehicle.
Mobile-friendly - Swim with dolphins. Our awesome Dolphin Encounters depart daily from both Tauranga and Mount Maunganui aboard our luxury high speed vessels. Fully-equipped with two decks, huge front dolphin viewing area for all passengers to enjoy the wild dolphins surfing on the bow, our boats are comfortable, stable, very family friendly. Our swim bars provide close swimming encounters with the Dolphins.
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The Merchant of Venice
The 4th Annual Outdoor Summer Shakespeare Season - performed on the cobbled streets of The Historic Village Tauranga. Proudly brought to you by Summer Shakespeare Tauranga and sponsored by The Historic Village Tauranga. ...
Where: The Historic Village, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: Seventeenth Ave West, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 7:30pm on Thursday 17th January 2019
To: 10:15pm on Sunday 27th January 2019
Byron Bay band Drop Legs have attracted a frothy following with their energetic live performances and fusion of Heavy reggae, dub, punk and Hip Hop. The band’s accelerating career has seen them recently play 18 ...
Where: Astrolabe Restaurant, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
Address: 82 Maunganui Rd, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
From: 4:00pm on Friday 18th January 2019
To: 6:00pm on Friday 18th January 2019
Start your weekend with a bang and get ready for some blast from the Past? Break out your flared pants, dancing shoes and groovy Disco moves and float on down to The Pizza Library this Friday for some 70's, 80's & 90's ...
Where: Pizza Library, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
Address: 314 Maunganui Rd, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
From: 9:00pm on Friday 18th January 2019
To: 12:30am on Saturday 19th January 2019
Wellington Sea Shanty Society
Wellington Sea Shanty Society, New Zealand's Most 'Sea Worthy' Shanty Group, have been belting out traditional and original sea songs from around the globe since time immemorial (2012). Sailors and landlubbers from ...
Where: Our Place, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: 91 Willow Street, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 5:00pm on Friday 18th January 2019
To: 7:00pm on Friday 18th January 2019
All About Construction - Game On Tournament 2019
The Game On TournamenT is the Tauranga Sport Fishing Clubs first blue water tournament for the season! In fact it used to be our Tuna Tournament and with last years results it could easily be the Tuna Tournament again. ...
Where: Tauranga Sport Fishing Club, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: 66 Keith Allen Drive, Sulpher Point, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 6:30pm on Friday 18th January 2019
To: 8:30pm on Sunday 20th January 2019
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: 6:00pm on Sunday 30th June 2019
Gourmet Night Market
Live music – irresistible dinners – luscious dessert – tempting snacks – healthy, fresh, home-made fare… all in the idyllic location of Coronation Park, with the Mount as a backdrop. …bring a picnic ...
Where: Coronation Park, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
Address: Maunganui Road, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
From: 5:00pm on Friday 4th January 2019
To: 9:00pm on Friday 8th March 2019
The Little Mermaid Jr
Journey 'Under the Sea' with Ariel & her aquatic friends these school holidays with Disney's The Little Mermaid Junior. Adapted from Disney's Broadway production and the motion picture, with music from the enormously ...
Where: Westside Theatre, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: 141 Seventeenth Ave, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 7:00pm on Friday 18th January 2019
To: 8:45pm on Saturday 26th January 2019
Virtually On Track - Fun In the Sun
Fun in the Sun - free summer holiday activities! Join our Summer Fun in the Sun activities this December and January and get out there to explore the natural lakes and beaches in the Bay of Plenty. With 12 ...
Where: McLaren Falls, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: McLaren Falls Road, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 8:00am on Friday 21st December 2018
To: 5:00pm on Thursday 31st January 2019
Learn to Dance Zouk
Is your New Years resolution to learn to partner dance? This free introduction to the Latin dance Zouk is to offer you an experience of this unique dance. If you enjoy, return the following week to learn more skills ...
Where: Arataki Community Centre, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
Address: Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
From: 7:00pm on Friday 18th January 2019
To: 8:00pm on Friday 18th January 2019