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 offer 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 land on a secluded beach. 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.
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.
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.
Waitomo Caves / Hobbiton Movie Set Combo. Small group tours designed for cruise ship passengers arriving at the port of Tauranga (Mount Maunganui). Visit Waitomo Caves then Cjays take you on a scenic country drive to the Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm - Lord of the Rings set. We then take you back to your ship.
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 (Waitomo Caves / Hobbiton Movie Set Combo) 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 - 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 - 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.
"DayTrippers" cycle tours showcase the beautiful Bay of Plenty region. We provide day riding trips using the latest Giant Fathom 3 electric mountain bikes to explore amazing scenery, eat healthy food and have fun. We offer personalised tour options specifically designed for Cruise Ship passengers arriving into Port of Tauranga, perfect for those looking for an active day's adventure.
Mobile-friendly - Join us on our Wild Dolphin Encounter departing daily from Tauranga Bridge Marina aboard our spacious high speed vessel, fully-equipped with a large viewing area on the bow ideal for dolphin watching. Our boat is comfortable, stable and very family friendly. Our safe swim bars provide close swimming encounters with wild Common Dolphins.
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.
Offering accessible tours of Tauranga, Rotorua or Hobbiton for visitors in wheelchairs or with limited mobility. With a range of specialist vehicles, we can take between one wheelchair and 6 seated passengers. Our friendly drivers are very experienced and happy to provide whatever assistance is needed to make sure you get the most from your tour.
Mobile-friendly - Tauranga accommodation offering 20 luxury units all with cooking facilities. Single or double spa baths. Parking at your door. Located just a short stroll to everything Tauranga City Centre has to offer, including restaurants, cafes, shops and the CBD. Also close to the bridge to Mt Maunganui, beaches and Baypark Speedway. Conference facilities and corporate rates.
Follow The White Rabbit: There is a door that allows you to go to a magical place where everything seems possible. Meet the March Hare, a cat that smiles, play croquet with the Queen but don't forget to solve the riddles and puzzles in 90 minutes or the door will disappear and it will be off with your heads!
Bay of Plenty fishing with your owner/operator guide Lindsay Hunt. Choose between inshore saltwater, coastal saltwater fishing or freshwater fishing. Taupo and Rotorua lakes, Whakatane and White Island, Tauranga. Whether you are after a world famous Taupo or Rotorua trout, White Island Kingfish or Inshore Snapper fishing in Whakatane, Ezyfishing Charters can help.
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.
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Tauranga Wellbeing Market 2019
Welcome to Tauranga's new fantastic Mind Body Spirit & healthy living market weekend! We are all excited to be bringing our fantastic Wellbeing Market to the Bay of Plenty for the first time. Lots of great stalls and ...
Where: Otumoetai Sports and Recreation Center, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: Fergusson Park, Matua Tauranga, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 10:00am on Saturday 12th October 2019
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 13th October 2019
Great Moscow Circus
After 20 years, the world's most renowned production is making an extravagant return to New Zealand. Watch as international talent brings to life The Great Moscow Circus! Delve into the whimsical world of Moscow, ...
Where: Tauranga Crossing, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: 2 Taurikura Drive
From: 7:30pm on Thursday 26th September 2019
To: 11:59pm on Sunday 13th October 2019
Tauranga Orchid Show
Massed display of flowering orchids, orchids and other plants for sale, growing advice, repotting demonstrations, kokedama (Japanese moss ball) demonstrations, raffles, café and free parking. Please bring a forever ...
Where: Tauranga Racecourse, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: 1383 Cameron Rd, Greerton, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 10:00am on Friday 11th October 2019
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 13th October 2019
Bay of Plenty Club Day
Bay of Plenty Paintball Club day at TECT All Terrain Park, join us for a fun day of social paintball, everyone welcome. The BOP Paintball Club was set up with a primary goal to grow the sport of paint ball locally ...
Where: TECT All Terrain Park, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: Whataroa Rd, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 10:00am on Sunday 13th October 2019
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 13th October 2019
The Deep Purple Project
Full bar and meals available. New Zealand's only dedicated Deep Purple Tribute band. This show covers the three stages of Deep Purple’s stellar musical catalogue, incorporating songs from Deep Purple Mk 1, Mk 2 ...
Where: The Entertainers Club, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: cnr Cameron Rd & 13th Ave, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 5:00pm on Sunday 13th October 2019
To: 8:00pm on Sunday 13th October 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 8th December 2019
Mount Farmers Market
The Mount Farmers Market is held every Sunday from 9am to 1pm in Phoenix Park/ Te Papa O Nga Manu Porotakataka, Downtown the Mount. A diverse range of local artisans and purveyors present some of the finest fresh ...
Where: Phoenix Car Park, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
Address: 141 Maunganui Road, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
From: 9:00am on Sunday 17th March 2019
To: 1:00pm on Sunday 24th November 2019
2019 Rugby World Cup
The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off at Our Place, Tauranga! Our Place Tauranga will be the Tauranga City home of The Rugby World Cup and will be showing all of the RWC games live! As usual, we have our delicious ...
Where: Our Place, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: 91 Willow Street, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 4:45pm on Saturday 21st September 2019
To: 12:00am on Sunday 3rd November 2019
Intuitive Yoga & Essential Oils - With Kirsten
Every Sunday 5:30pm - 6:30pm (beginning 21 July) Casual Classes - $15 per person Light Room Members - No Extra Charge (included via your membership subscription), please secure your spot through the MindBody ...
Where: The Light Room, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: 325 Maunganui Rd, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 5:30pm on Sunday 21st July 2019
To: 6:30pm on Sunday 27th October 2019
Terminus Virtual Real Exhibition
New virtual reality experience at Tauranga Art Gallery! Prepare yourself for a slippage of time and space as artists Jess Johnson & Simon Ward take you on a journey across five realms of virtual reality using state of ...
Where: Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: Cnr of Wharf and Willow Streets, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 10:00am on Saturday 20th July 2019
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 27th October 2019