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Things to do

Things to do

Hit the beach, pick a trail, sail the ocean or conquer the skies.

Our unique coastal environment offers plenty of options for everyone to enjoy a perfect holiday break. From the beach to the mountains, urban street art to lush green parks, fine dining to outdoor food markets, you’ll create special memories here you will never forget.

Our holiday park is just a few minutes walk from cafés, restaurants, friendly resort-style shopping, and world-class, white sandy beaches. You’ll find fantastic boating, diving, fishing and surfing right on our doorstep and it’s an easy drive to all attractions in the city and the wider Bay of Plenty.

Staff picks

Ask our friendly staff at reception for their secret local tip or check out our top three tips for your holiday this autumn.

Get your Instagram fix

Street art

Tauranga is an outdoor gallery, packed with stunning murals created by well-known local and international street artists.Go for a street art walk and get your Instagram fix.

Tauranga's Street Art Festival walls

Breath-taking coastal views

View from Papamoa Hills

The Papamoa Hills Regional Park is a hiker’s paradise. Explore the park’s cultural heritage and walk around former pa sites, climb the 224m-high summit and enjoy breath-taking views towards Mauao.

Papamoa Hills Regional Park 

Detoxify in heated salt water

Mount Maunganui Hot Pools

Soak in the heated salt water pools and experience the benefits to rebalance and detoxify your body. For all the family, right beneath the majesty of Mauao.

Mount Hot Pools

In walking distance

There is plenty to do, right on our doorstep. With some of the best natural assets you can spend hours exploring our walking tracks, beaches and parks. Mount Maunganui is a holiday paradise like no other – you can surf, swim, play golf, shop, dine or simply relax and soak up the atmosphere.

Mauao base and summit tracks

Mauao summit track

Stroll around the base or venture to the top of our most famous landmark for breath-taking views. Mauao means ‘caught by the dawn’, so get up early and watch the sun rising over the sea.

Mauao 

 

Soak up the sun at the beach

Mount Maunganui Main Beach

Voted New Zealand’s best beach, with perfect white sand and thundering waves, you won’t find a better place to swim, surf, sunbathe and socialise. Holiday memories are made here.

Mount Maunganui Main Beach 

Watch cruise ships

Cruise ship

Pilot Bay offers sheltered swimming conditions – ideal for young families and those who love water sports. A great place for a picnic, walk or to watch cruise ships come and go.

Pilot Bay

In Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty

Tauranga’s and the Bay of Plenty’s scenic location, the vast harbour and our stunning environment provide an ideal place to test your adventurous spirit. Explore the great outdoors and choose from lots of fun and exhilarating activities. What about a trip to White Island, Rotorua’s geothermal attractions or even a tour of Waihi’s Martha Goldmine.

Action Stations

Action Stations

Action Stations specialises in creating education based camps for primary through to exciting adventure based camps for college and everything in between.

Dolphin Seafaris

Dolphin Seafaris

Dolphin Seafaris will take you on a marine adventure to watch or swim with wild dolphins in their natural habitat. 4-5 hour trips departing daily from Tauranga and Mount Maunganui in our stable and comfortable high speed launch.

Tauranga Tandem Skydiving

Tauranga Tandem Skydiving

Experience the exhilaration of freefall from up to 12,000 feet with Tauranga Tandem Skydiving.

White Island Tours

White Island Tours

Join the White Island Tours crew for a 5-6 hour adventure to explore New Zealand's only active marine volcano - White Island (Whakaari).

Fat Boy Charters

Fat Boy Charters

Sightseeing can be carried out within the coastal limits including Mayor Island, Plate Island, Mottiti Island and other great destinations which also include the harbour area.

Baycourt

Baycourt

Located in the heart of Tauranga Baycourt Community and Arts Centre is Tauranga’s premier performing arts facility.

Te Puna Quarry Park

Te Puna Quarry Park

Te Puna Quarry Park began in 1997 when volunteers started work developing the park from a disused quarry into a world class park. Now, there is something for everyone, to enjoy: picnic lawns, panoramic views, sculptures, bush walks, butterfly house, function centre, specialised gardens, and more.

Tauranga Aero Club

Tauranga Aero Club

Flying Club offering aviation minded folks social and participation involvement in their chosen hobby.

Dolphin Blue

Dolphin Blue

Dolphin Blue offers you dolphin watching tours departing from Tauranga City. Spend a day with us aboard Commander 1 locating and watching dolphins and other marine life.

Hibiscus Surf School

Hibiscus Surf School

Hibiscus Surf School began in the spring of 2004 and continues to provide quality surf instruction to all levels of surfers, from beginner to advanced.

Awakeri Hot Springs

Awakeri Hot Springs

Nestled amongst lush park-like grounds, and perfectly situated to take advantage of the Bay of Plenty’s lakes, rivers, mountains and beaches, Awakeri Hot Springs offers a beautifully peaceful holiday park, just 10 minutes drive from Whakatane.

Shore Trips and Tours

Shore Trips and Tours

Shore Trips & Tours offer a range of private and small group tours and excursions tailored for the Cruise ships visiting Australia and New Zealand. With a team of friendly and professional driver/guides they will make your stay a warm and happy one.

Waimarino Adventure Park

Waimarino Adventure Park

Bring your family, swimsuits, barbecue supplies or picnic and make a day of it with our Supreme adventure park pass options, or if you’re short on time, come down and rent a kayak by the hour.

Game On Activities

Game On Activities

Having a birthday party or desperately wanting to do something different? Come & experience our new Paintball Target Shooting Golf Course.

A1 Limos

A1 Limos

A1 Limos "When Only The Best Will Do". We are based in Tauranga, New Zealand and we specialise in Luxury Limousine hire.

ABC Rentals

ABC Rentals

We aim to make vehicle rental an enjoyable and economical experience, all our vehicles are maintained to the highest standards for your peace of mind on the roads. Short or long term hire of cars, minibuses and more. Local pick up and drop off. Friendly service, flexible times and great prices!

Athenree Homestead Trust

Athenree Homestead Trust

Athenree Homestead plays an important part in reflecting the early history of Ulster settlement in K

Autoworld Rentals

Autoworld Rentals

At Autoworld Rentals we pride ourselves on being a small personalised rental car company and flexibl

Bay of Plenty Public Transport

Bay of Plenty Public Transport

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council subsidises regional public bus services making it affordable for

Bayfair Shopping Centre

Bayfair Shopping Centre

Tauranga’s flagship shopping mall in Mount Maunganui is home to 100 different retailers including fashion, department stores, electrical, gifts, health, beauty and more. A children’s indoor playground and free parking is also available.

Uzabus

Uzabus

When you need to Uzabus, we’ve got exactly what you need! When it comes to transporting large numbers, you can’t beat a bus. We have a huge range of options available from 61 seater coaches down to 10 seater mini vans, all with air conditioning.

Bethlehem Coachlines

Bethlehem Coachlines

Bethlehem Coachlines have vehicles from 12 to 53 seats. Budget to Luxury and drivers that can cater for all your needs. We specialise in Cruise ship day shore excursions, airport and Hotel transfers, educational journeys and fully guided tours.

Blokart Recreation Park

Blokart Recreation Park

Come and visit the home of blokart and have a blast on the land sailing machine, which has taken the

Blue Ocean Charters

Blue Ocean Charters

Come fishing with the experts Blue Ocean Charters for a day to remember. We specialise in day or overnight reef or hapuka fishing trips for individuals or groups on our large 15m & 17m vessels.

Burr-wood Country Gardens

Burr-wood Country Gardens

Burr-wood is set in a 21/2 acre well known garden and surrounded by native bush in the beautiful Kaimai Ranges in the Bay of Plenty. We overlook a panorama of land, sea,harbour and islands from top of Waihi beach to Eastcape.

Fountain Gardens

Fountain Gardens

This spectacular wedding and events venue is set within three acres of stunning native New Zealand flora with a touch of the traditional.

Classic Flyers Museum

Classic Flyers Museum

During your travels through the Bay of Plenty and in particular Mount Maunganui, visit the Classic Flyers Historic Aviation Museum for an attraction to visit that combines a unique historic aviation museum with a first class cafe & bar.

Experience Comvita

Experience Comvita

A unique NZ story. Share Nature - Share Life

Deep Star Charters

Deep Star Charters

Specialising in daily & overnight fishing trips all year round within walking distance of Tauranga CBD.

Discovery Surf School

Discovery Surf School

Discovery Surf School provides surfing lessons of the highest quality for all ages and abilities in a fun and safe environment.

East Coast Paddler

East Coast Paddler

Bay of Plenty's Best Stand Up Paddle Board Company! And also...Guided Cultural Walks!

Elements Watersports

Elements Watersports

Windsurfing, Sailing, Powerboating, Kitesurfing and more! With dedicated kit for all levels and locations, our team are ready to get you out on the water safely and easily using proven methods

Equine Sporting Clays

Equine Sporting Clays

Enjoy the thrills and challenges of clay bird shooting at SKB Sporting Field. Our clay targets simulate the habits of wild game pheasant, rabbit, duck and more.

Fairview Golf Course

Fairview Golf Course

Fairview Golf Course is an 18 hole golf course in beautiful country setting just 20 minutes north of Tauranga on State Highway 2.

Fashion Island

Fashion Island

This is the place to go for a shopping bargain. Discount stores for major fashion retail chains can be found here, with heavy discounts on the latest styles. Shop for a special occasion outfit or something more casual to wear on holiday.

Fernland Spa Thermal Mineral Springs

Fernland Spa Thermal Mineral Springs

Truly one of Tauranga's best attractions, with a superb setting, fantastic service and the ultimate in geothermal water quality to bath in you will leave feeling relaxed and restored.

Fish and Dips Charters

Fish and Dips Charters

Our specialty is soft bait fishing; we will show you how it's done, rods, reels and ice to keep you catch fresh are provided.

Te Puke Golf Course

Te Puke Golf Course

The Te Puke golf course features one of the longest courses, at 6600m, through to a more sedate 5250m on full-irrigated fairways. Off the Black tees it is New Zealand's Sixth longest club course.​

Greerton Aquatic & Leisure Centre

Greerton Aquatic & Leisure Centre

Aquarobics, Learn to Swim Classes, Gymnasium and Swim Shop. A variety of pools for fitness, relaxation and therapy.

Greerton Village Mainstreet

Greerton Village Mainstreet

This charming suburban town centre in Tauranga is known for its pink cherry blossoms which line the streets each spring. Here you will find a wide range of retail stores, a good cup of coffee and lots of friendly folk.

Gyrate NZ

Gyrate NZ

Exhilarating​ open air flying in a Gyroplane suitable for adrenile junkies or sedate scenic tourists. Experience hands on control or soak up the Bay of Plenty from a bird's eye perspective.

Hinterland Tours

Hinterland Tours

Our main focus is making sure that your ‘experience is of top quality’. We honestly enjoy what we do and we are passionate about New Zealand and the Bay of Plenty area. We think, what an amazing place to live.

Johns Trips and Tours

Johns Trips and Tours

Experience and knowledge of providing narrated/guided tours for visitors and cruise ship passengers over many years.

Katikati Bird Gardens

Katikati Bird Gardens

These beautiful and tranquil gardens are on the edge of the inner Tauranga harbour. Water-lilly ponds, mature trees, flower gardens and natural wetlands the gardens are a delight year round. And with many varieties of birds wandering free and in aviaries this special corner of New Zealand is truely unique.

Kewpie Harbour Cruises

Kewpie Harbour Cruises

Experience the Beautiful Tauranga Harbour in a beautifully restored 52ft solid kauri classic ferry boat with Kewpie Scheduled One hour scenic Harbour Cruises.

Kiwi Jet Boat Tours

Kiwi Jet Boat Tours

Depart from the Matahina Dam to experience, ignibrite cliffs, willow lined farmland, white water rapids, a scenic weeping gorge arriving at the Aniwhenua Falls. This is a real jet boating experience!

Luxury Airport Shuttles

Luxury Airport Shuttles

Luxury Airport Shuttles operate a specialist fleet of Mercedes and VW minibuses and cars, offering the best in passenger comfort and safety.

Maddix Bike Park

Maddix Bike Park

Hidden away in a picturesque native bush setting only 15km from central Tauranga on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island is one of the Bay of Plenty’s best kept dirt bike secrets.​

Memorial Pool

Memorial Pool

Memorial Pool is a favourite for many locals with the fresh outdoor facilities and heated pools that are great for families with children and swimmers of all ages and abilities.

Miles Rushmer Guiding

Miles Rushmer Guiding

Fly fishing small, clear streams in the Bay of Plenty, for absolutely whopping fish, in large numbers, one can be forgiven for thinking that they have discovered fly fishing heaven.

Mossops Honey

Mossops Honey

Mossop's is a New Zealand family business that has been producing and packaging top quality honeys for over 70 years.

Mount Mainstreet

Mount Mainstreet

This relaxed, yet vibrant, boutique shopping strip is lined with phoenix palm trees and is home to some of the best designer fashion, souvenirs, beauty salons, cafes, restaurants and contemporary and fine art in the Bay.

Mount Maunganui Golf Club

Mount Maunganui Golf Club

Set in peaceful tree-lined surroundings, only minutes from one of the country's most popular surf beaches, Mount Golf is the perfect setting for golfers of all levels.

Omanu Golf Club

Omanu Golf Club

Play golf at Omanu Golf Club and enjoy a relaxing & friendly experience playing our gently rolling 18 hole irrigated course. Located adjacent to Mount Maunganui's Bayfair Shopping Mall.

Omokoroa Golf Club

Omokoroa Golf Club

Omokoroa Golf Club is a hearty links pleasantly detached from the hustle and bustle of Tauranga and Mt Maunganui. It's a course where accuracy off the tee is essential.​

Pohutukawa Gallery

Pohutukawa Gallery

We have a fabulous selection of quality and affordable New Zealand art for the garden and home, special gifts and souvenirs, beaded jewellery, all carefully crafted by local and national artists.​

Renner Park Golf

Renner Park Golf

Renner Park Golf Course is the Western Bay's newest 9-hole public golf course - set amid the rolling green hills of Oropi.

Rite Price Car Rentals

Rite Price Car Rentals

100% locally owned and operated family business. Our enthusiastic team can assist you in finding the Rite vehicle for your needs.

Royale Coachlines

Royale Coachlines

Royale Coachlines have modern coaches and buses of varying seating capacities to suit your needs

Salt Spray Surf School

Salt Spray Surf School

Learning to surf the waves is truly an exhilarating experience and there is no better place to learn then the white sands of Ohope Beach.

Seatrek Charters

Seatrek Charters

Seatrek is a Tauranga based marine charter company offering the opportunity to experience a wide variety of marine activities.

Summerhill Trails

Summerhill Trails

Summerhill Trails is for mountain bikers and walkers. Share our space, fresh air, peaceful environment & spectacular views.

Tauranga Art Gallery

Tauranga Art Gallery

Since opening in 2007, Tauranga Art Gallery has consistently delivered high quality exhibitions within its contemporary gallery space located in the heart of Tauranga.

Tauranga Sport Fishing Club

Tauranga Sport Fishing Club

The Tauranga Game Fishing Club Inc provides facilities for members and their guests, including bar, dining, and weighstation. Activities on offer are annual fishing tournaments and social events.

Tauranga Golf Club

Tauranga Golf Club

The Tauranga Golf Course offers 18 championship tested holes of real character that will challenge and delight all players.

Tauranga Marine Charters

Tauranga Marine Charters

Fishing Trips...we offer day trips or 24 hour trips, we can supply all you need and we work all year round from Tauranga in the beautiful Bay of Plenty.

Tauranga Mount Taxis

Tauranga Mount Taxis

Fast Efficient Friendly service. Part of the Nationwide Blue Bubble Group.

Terry Tours

Terry Tours

Terry Tours specialises in group travel and cruise ship shore excursions in the Bay of Plenty. We of

Rocktopia

Rocktopia

Rocktopia is now open at 9 Triton Ave, Mount Maunganui We offer 26 fun climbs with 31 new challenges on our Clip N Climb walls There is also 18 climbing walls and 2 boulder caves at Rocktopia. These walls were built by climbers for climbers and have produced some of the best climbers in the world today At Rocktopia we also have the world famous vertical slide and Leap OF Faith jump

Historic Village on 17th

Historic Village on 17th

Experience the charm of yesteryear at the Village on 17th a collection of original and replica buildings taken from early Tauranga and set in a unique setting of gorgeous gardens.

Baywave TECT Aquatic & Leisure Centre

Baywave TECT Aquatic & Leisure Centre

Baywave is one of the Bay of Plentys top regional attractions, drawing in over 230,000 visitors every year!

Scott Tours, Rotorua and Bay of Plenty Tours

Scott Tours, Rotorua and Bay of Plenty Tours

Scott Tours specialise in tours for cruise ship passengers. We take visitors to the coastal attracti

Corporate Tours

Corporate Tours

Come aboard our air-conditioned 12 seater coach for a fun and relaxing tour. We visit the local beac

Custom Day Tours

Custom Day Tours

Custom Day Tours organise your custom day tours and shore excursions around the Bay of Plenty Rotorua, Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga and beyond.

Thrifty Car Rentals

Thrifty Car Rentals

Thrifty Car Rentals​ provide the best car rental service in the Bay of Plenty. It’s really that simple!​

Dial A Cab BOP Ltd

Dial A Cab BOP Ltd

For the best taxi cab fare prices in Tauranga City and Mt Maunganui, give us a call today!

New Zealand Cabs

New Zealand Cabs

New Zealand Cabs has been operating in the Tauranga area for over 10 years and is proud to provide a superior taxi service to the Bay of Plenty region.

Rad Car Hire Tauranga

Rad Car Hire Tauranga

RaD Car Hire Tauranga are here to assist with your rental vehicle requirements, you will find our vehicle selection and pricing options amazing. Cars, People Movers,Vans, Trucks and Luggage trailers all available. We are open seven days & keen to help at anytime

Learning Journeys

Learning Journeys

We have been helping teachers and students organise trips since 2001. Our trips include adrenaline f

Amazing Day Tours

Amazing Day Tours

Irene your guide will custom design your shore excursions and this has been most popular with many people who want to pack more into their day with a personalized guide in a smaller vehicle.

River Rats Raft and Kayak

River Rats Raft and Kayak

River Rats have been offering quality adventures for over 30 years. Theres something for everyone, a

Glow Worm Kayaking Experience

Glow Worm Kayaking Experience

We start this trip by meeting at the beautiful Lake McLaren. As the evening takes hold and it gets darker, we move up the lake and into a river system when the glow worms start to come out for the night.

Amazing Rotorua

Amazing Rotorua

​• Looking for a Cruise Ship shore excursion that will show you the best of the sights in this region? • Can you get all this at a reasonable cost? • Yes with Amazing Day Tours come and join us for the day and let us share our amazing region with you.

Mount Hot Pools

Mount Hot Pools

Nestled under Mount Maunganui, the Mount Hot Pools are the perfect place to sit, relax and enjoy the views of the Mount.

Adrenalin Forest

Adrenalin Forest

Affordable fun for the whole family, a wicked adrenalin rush adventure park in a beautiful forest setting in TECT All Terrain Park 20minutes from Rotorua and Tauranga. over 25 flying foxes and 100 different challenges to overcome.

Accessible New Zealand

Accessible New Zealand

We ensure that all your needs are met so you can relax with our friendly, knowledgeable, experienced guides on hand throughout your stay.

Waimarino Glow Worm Kayak Tour

Waimarino Glow Worm Kayak Tour

Relax on the edge of tranquil Lake McLaren, enjoy locally produced refreshments while watching the ducks paddle. At dusk our guides will lead you onto the lake to watch the sun set over the hills. Gently paddle into the night and discover the magic of the enchanting glow worm canyon.

Waimarino Scenic Lake McLaren Kayak Tour

Waimarino Scenic Lake McLaren Kayak Tour

Enjoy a Kayak Tour experience on the wonderful calm Lake McLaren where serenity takes a new name.

Waimarino Sea Kayak Tour

Waimarino Sea Kayak Tour

Explore the wildlife surrounding the Tauranga Harbour in the comfort of a sea kayak. This tour is the ultimate choice for the independent explorer.

Waimarino Wairoa River Tour

Waimarino Wairoa River Tour

Explore the upper reaches of the Wairoa River from Omanawa. No prior experience required for this picturesque flat water paddle to Waimarino.

The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga

The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga

The Elms, one of the oldest heritage sites in New Zealand, is an essential stop for all visitors to Tauranga.

Mount Maunganui Surf Academy

Mount Maunganui Surf Academy

At Mount Maunganui Surf Academy we teach surfing and surfing only. This means we can concentrate on

Asterix Charters

Asterix Charters

We have over 40 years experience offering a range of fishing trips where you can target snapper, terekihi, tuna, hapuka, kingfish or marlin.

Frontier Helicopters White Island Volcano Adventure

Frontier Helicopters White Island Volcano Adventure

Our White Island Volcano Adventure is truly a unique experience, visiting a continuously active, living and breathing volcano is an essential destination for all who visit New Zealand.

NATIVConnectioNZ

NATIVConnectioNZ

Don't be fooled by imitations - this is your chance to learn how to prepare, lay and eat an authentic earth cooked Maori hangi.

Martelli's Hair Body Beauty

Martelli

Martelli's is a modern boutique Hair, beauty and massage salon in the heart of Mount Maunganui.

Ian Hardie NZPGA Golf Lessons

Ian Hardie NZPGA Golf Lessons

Why not make your stay in Tauranga memorable by learning how to play golf?

Sun Air Scenic Flights

Sun Air Scenic Flights

Our friendly, experienced pilots can fly you over steaming White Island, an active marine volcano, or over the Rotorua lakes to the barren hulk of Mt Tarawera.

Russian Speaking Tourist Guide

Russian Speaking Tourist Guide

Experienced Russian speaking guide is available across the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

Pacific Auto Rentals (Car & Van Rentals)

Pacific Auto Rentals (Car & Van Rentals)

Pacific Rental Cars is a family run business with a strong customer service focus. We offer quality, affordable car rentals in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.

Mount Classics

Mount Classics

Classic Rolls Royces, modern sedans, corporate minivans to large coaches we offer you the greatest choice of transport options in the region, all driven by our friendly and professional chauffeurs.

Ohope International Golf Club

Ohope International Golf Club

Greg Turner in 2012 commented on Ohope International Golf Club "The seaside terrain is as dramatic as anything in the British Isles and the views are exceptional. This is links golf to match the very best anywhere!"

Top Team Day Tours: Tauranga City and Countryside T4

Top Team Day Tours: Tauranga City and Countryside T4

Explore the natural beauty of Tauranga, see city historic sites and discover the picturesque surrounding coast and countryside on this very special day tour. One of our welcoming guides will pick you up in our comfortable air-conditioned van and provide expert commentary as we explore the city and surrounds.

Wicked Wanders

Wicked Wanders

A relaxing small group tour connecting you with the natural beauty of Tauranga and the Bay

Creative Bay of Plenty

Creative Bay of Plenty

​Creative Bay of Plenty's purpose is to assist to create an environment where arts and culture thrive.

Bethlehem Shopping Centre

Bethlehem Shopping Centre

This stylish outdoor shopping complex on Tauranga’s northern city fringe is open seven days a week and features a range of boutique stores, large retail chains, popular cafes and professional service providers. Free parking is available.

Selena Ceramics & Pottery

Selena Ceramics & Pottery

Selena Pottery & Farmstay is situated in rural Tauranga, about 13 kms from the centre of the cit

Bay Explorer Island & Wildlife Cruise

Bay Explorer Island & Wildlife Cruise

Bay Explorer connects you to the amazing aquatic world. Revel in open space, fresh air and the adventure of a real ocean safari experience.

Tauranga Cruise Tours

Tauranga Cruise Tours

​• Looking for a Cruise Ship shore excursion that will show you the best of the sights in this region? • Can you get all this at a reasonable cost? • Yes with Amazing Day Tours come and join us for the day and let us share our amazing region with you.

Best of Rotorua

Best of Rotorua

Te Puia Geothermal/Cultural Park, Geysers, bubbling mud, Kiwis

ND Kiwi Tours

ND Kiwi Tours

ND Kiwi Tours offers flexible and highly accessible small group day tours, cruise ship shore excursions and private charters tailored to meet travellers’ individual needs.​

Mt Maunganui Main Beach

Mt Maunganui Main Beach

Voted New Zealand’s best beach, ‘the Mount’ is the ultimate summer destination. With perfect white sand and thundering waves, you won’t find a better place to swim, surf, sunbathe and socialise. Holiday memories are made here.

Pilot Bay Beach

Pilot Bay Beach

Located on the harbour’s edge in Mount Maunganui, Pilot Bay offers sheltered swimming conditions – ideal for young families and those who love water sports. A great place for a picnic, walk or to watch cruise ships come and go.

Papamoa Beach

Papamoa Beach

Papamoa Beach sits just along the coastline from Mount Maunganui and is a favourite holiday destination for generations of Kiwi families. With wide flat sand, great surf and extensive sand dunes, it’s ideal for all beach activities.

Ohope Beach

Ohope Beach

It won’t take long for you to fall in love with Ohope. From the moment you drive over the hill from Whakatane and catch a glimpse of the serene blue ocean, you instantly relax. This small beach resort is home to around 3000 people but thousands more visit this slice of paradise every year to enjoy a weekend getaway or holiday in the sunshine.

Waihi Beach

Waihi Beach

Waihi Beach sums up everything we love about our Bay of Plenty coastline – unspoilt white sand, safe swimming, good surf, fishing and plenty of room for everyone.

Maketu Beach

Maketu Beach

Situated 30km east along the coast from Mount Maunganui, Maketu Beach is where Maori first came ashore on their waka voyage from Polynesia to the Bay of Plenty. A great place to swim, surf and gather shellfish at low tide.

Newdicks Beach

Newdicks Beach

Experience this raw, untouched, rugged New Zealand beach near Maketu, on the southern side of Okurei Point. There is endless scenery and surf to enjoy here – and you’re unlikely to see another soul in sight.

Matakana Beach

Matakana Beach

Catch a barge from Tauranga’s Sulphur Point marina or hire a boat or kayak to paddle the short distance across to Matakana Island. A 20km-long white sand beach awaits you, surrounded by a thick green pine forest. An untouched paradise.

Athenree Beach

Athenree Beach

A sheltered estuary beach right on the edge of Shelly Bay in Tauranga’s inner harbour, Athenree is a 50km drive north of Tauranga and just south of Waihi Beach on the coast. A wonderful place to take a picnic and spend the day.

Bowentown Beach

Bowentown Beach

Bowentown is a popular spot for camping in the Bay of Plenty. With the open ocean on one side and Tauranga’s harbour on the other, there are plenty of places to explore and savour the warm coastal waters.

​Pukehina Beach

​Pukehina Beach

The locals call it paradise. The 10km-long Pukehina peninsula has a sheltered estuary on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other, providing plenty of swimming options. This beach is also a popular surf-casting spot for fishermen.

Downtown Tauranga

Downtown Tauranga

Shop near the water’s edge in the heart of Tauranga’s CBD. Affordable car park buildings and metered parking are available. Fashionable boutiques, beautiful giftware and all professional services are within easy walking distance.

Gate Pa Shopping Centre

Gate Pa Shopping Centre

This outdoor shopping centre is a 10min drive down Cameron Rd from Tauranga’s CBD. If features a large supermarket, petrol station, homeware stores, small retailers and superb fresh food outlets. Free parking is available right outside.

Katikati Mainstreet

Katikati Mainstreet

Stroll down Katikati’s main street and enjoy looking at the colourful town murals and gorgeous flower baskets which hang outside local retail stores. A wide range of products and professional services are available.

Te Puke Township

Te Puke Township

This rural town's main street is a thriving boutique retail area and attracts shoppers who want friendly service, easy parking and a quiet look around town. Historic trees and garden beds line the main street.

The Hub Whakatane

The Hub Whakatane

This large shopping centre is home to some of the biggest stores in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. You’ll find over 10 national retail chains here offering furniture, appliances, homeware, fashion, sports equipment, garden products and more.

Papamoa Hills

Papamoa Hills

The Papamoa Hills Regional Park is a hiker’s paradise. Explore the park’s cultural heritage and walk around former pa sites, or challenge yourself to reach the 224m-high summit and enjoy breathtaking views.

Mt Maunganui (Mauao) Summit Walk

Mt Maunganui (Mauao) Summit Walk

Venture to the top of our most famous landmark. This walk takes about 40 minutes and requires a good level of fitness. Choose from two scenic tracks to reach the 232m-high summit. The view at the top is worth the effort.

Mt Maunganui (Mauao) Base Track Walk

Mt Maunganui (Mauao) Base Track Walk

Mauao is an iconic landmark and traversing its 3.4km base track is New Zealand’s single most popular walk. Allow 45 minutes and plenty of time to enjoy the crashing ocean waves and views across to Tauranga and Matakana Island.

Orokawa Bay Walk

Orokawa Bay Walk

This popular walk starts at the northern end of Waihi Beach. Wind around the coastal headlands to reach Orokawa Bay and enjoy a picnic on the beach in the shade of giant pohutukawa trees. Allow 45 minutes each way.

Papamoa Plaza

Papamoa Plaza

This indoor mall is just 400m away from Papamoa Beach and is rapidly expanding. It has a wide range of retailers including large national chains and specialty local stores. Plenty of free car parking is available on site.

LoadedNZ

LoadedNZ

Been looking for fun things to do in Tauranga? Look no further than Loaded NZ!

Diveworks Charters Fishing & Diving

Diveworks Charters Fishing & Diving

Deep sea Fishing, Sport fishing and Diving the Eastern Bay of Plenty aboard M.V.Diveworks. We cater for the new comer to the expert. All equipment supplied.

McLaren Falls Park

McLaren Falls Park

McLaren Falls Park is 190 hectares of parkland set alongside Lake McLaren and is just ten minutes by

Pori Pori Waterhole

Pori Pori Waterhole

Pori Pori is located in the lower Kaimai's ranges in the Bay Of Plenty. A magical place to visit ideal for family picnics.

KG Kayaks

KG Kayaks

Kayaking adventures for independent travellers, family groups, businesses and schools. We offer guided tours, hires and tuition at a number of locations around Whakatane in the Bay of Plenty.

Tauranga Mini Golf

Tauranga Mini Golf

Situated within Memorial Park, Tauranga Mini Golf is great day out for all​.

Indibikes

Indibikes

There's nothing quite like a good old fashioned bike ride!

Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy is an independent private transport service offering tours, outings and shopping trips throughout the Bay of Plenty. Let us take you on a personalised trip with outstanding service and companionship. Wheelchair accessible vehicles.

Virtually on Track

Virtually on Track

Discover, explore and connect with the new and exciting Virtually on Track project.

Leisure Island (Moturiki)

Leisure Island (Moturiki)

This small island sits just off Mount Maunganui’s Main Beach. In the past it’s been a Maori pa, a quarry, a marine aquarium and a tourist attraction called Leisure Island. Now it’s a protected reserve and a great place to enjoy a walk.

Street Prints Mauao Art Trail

Street Prints Mauao Art Trail

From the creators of Tauranga's first Street Art Festival comes Tauranga's first Art Trail.

Kaiate Falls

Kaiate Falls

Walk through the forest to Kaiate Falls, where water tumbles down a ravine in a series of cascades. The swimming hole is located at the base of the lower falls.

TECT All Terrain Park

TECT All Terrain Park

Imagine a giant outdoor adventure park where you can create your own dream playground...

King Tide Salt Fly

King Tide Salt Fly

Join King Tide Salt Fly for guided salt water fly fishing charters in the sunny Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.​

Avantiplus Koops Cycles

Avantiplus Koops Cycles

We are a local bike shop that offers both bicycle hire & sales. We have full size range of bikes

Trophy Fly Fishing

Trophy Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing on crystal clear spring creeks and rivers.

Wildside Adventures East Coast Tour

Wildside Adventures East Coast Tour

Enjoy snorkeling the unspoilt marine environment and kayaking the beautiful bays of the unspoiled East Coast. One - two days. Longer trips by arrangement. Accommodation, Transportation, Equipment inclusive. Meals can be organised for an extra cost.

Kiwi-as tours and Adventures

Kiwi-as tours and Adventures

Kiwi-as adventures owned and operated by New Zealand born 'kiwi guy' offering tailor made tours, from Tauranga to areas in the central North Island- Rotorua, Taupo, Waikato , Coromandel. We can organize a day trip from your hotel giving you a unique experience to see some places off the off the beaten tourist track to give you a true 'kiwi experience'

O'Neill Surf Academy NZ

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​O’Neill Surf Academy NZ is a respected surf company operating across Northland, Matakana Coasts, Orewa & Mount Maunganui. We promote surf lessons, surf tours, school & holiday camps, corporate team building, family surf days, beach education, surf culture and adventure.

Elite Limousines

Elite Limousines

Our Fleet including such prestigious brands as Chrysler, Rolls Royce , BMW, Mercedes, Chevrolet and Lincoln Limousines offer you the elegance, style and sophistication, while our famous Black London Taxi Cab’s are perfect accompaniment to any Wedding or Special Occasions.

Poweride

Poweride

PoweRide is the easy way to see the Mount and Tauranga without the hassle of the parking. The electr

V8 Trike Tours

V8 Trike Tours

V8 5.8 litre Chevrolet 5-seat Trike offering tours around the Bay of Plenty. Also available for private hire, weddings, funerals, parties or any special occasion. Please call for tour suggestions and pricing.

Huntaway Farms Horse Trekking

Huntaway Farms Horse Trekking

Horse treks across a working beef cattle farm through wide open spaces and pristine native bush. Pan

Liquid Stixx

Liquid Stixx

We offer locally designed stand up paddleboard gear, rentals, lessons and a range of group SUP sessions.

Manaaki Adventures NZ

Manaaki Adventures NZ

Manaaki Adventures NZ provides guided adventure and sports tours. Customise a tour to suit or choose

Moutohora: Island Sanctuary

Moutohora: Island Sanctuary

Join White Island Tours for a 4-4.5-hour journey to Moutohorā (Whale Island) one of New Zealand's little-known treasures and home to a number of New Zealand's rare and endangered plants, birds and reptiles.

Arataki Cultural Walking Trails

Arataki Cultural Walking Trails

Listen to mountains, rivers, and landmarks speak. Seamlessly receive info about sites of cultural significance at the Mauao base track, using our custom app and proximity tech.

Art Glass

Art Glass

Glassmaking demonstrations and gallery

Motu Trails

Motu Trails

Whether you're a casual cyclist, a serious mountain biker or gravel rider, a runner, a walker or a f

The Trig Walk

The Trig Walk

With excellent parking and a well formed track this is a must-do during your visit to Waihi Beach.

Wildside Adventures Walks

Wildside Adventures Walks

Experience the unspoilt beauty of New Zealands forest. Fully Licensed passenger transport service inclusive.

Tulloch Photography

Tulloch Photography

A guided tour that suits the avid photo enthusiast and adventure minded tourist. The Bay of Plenty d

Wildside Adventures Moutohora Island Sailing Snorkeling Cruise

Wildside Adventures Moutohora Island Sailing Snorkeling Cruise

Sail by large 12 person catamaran to waters of Moutohora Island a wildlife reserve home to endangered birds, seals and penguins. Snorkel the pristine waters surrounding the Island looking at the various marine life. Finish off with a hot soak or swim at Moutohora Islands very own hotwater beach.

Aerius Helicopters Mount and City Scenic Flight

Aerius Helicopters Mount and City Scenic Flight

Experience a different view of Mount Maunganui and Tauranga city. This flight will take you along the white sandy coastline to the Mount Main Beach. Fly around “The Mount” and over Matakana Island on your way to Tauranga city.

Aerius Helicopters Papamoa Hills Scenic Flight

Aerius Helicopters Papamoa Hills Scenic Flight

Departing Tauranga your flight will cover the beaches, around the Mount up the inner harbour to Omokoroa before tracking back to the airport via the Papamoa hills.

Aerius Helicopters Mount and Maketu Scenic Flight

Aerius Helicopters Mount and Maketu Scenic Flight

The best of the best, this flight takes in the features of all our shorter flights and combines them into one mega flight. Fly along the white beaches from the Mount main beach to Maketu.

Aerius Helicopters Whangamata and Waihi Goldmine Scenic Flight

Aerius Helicopters Whangamata and Waihi Goldmine Scenic Flight

Fly past the iconic Mount Maunganui as we head along the coast to the isolated Coromandel town of Whangamata. You will see the wind swept beach of Matakana Island along with the vast inner Tauranga harbour.

Aerius Helicopters Tarawera and Rotorua Lakes Scenic Flight

Aerius Helicopters Tarawera and Rotorua Lakes Scenic Flight

Enjoy the views of the Tauranga region before heading over vast expanses of flourishing native and pine forests to the many and varied geothermal areas of the Rotorua.

Aerius Helicopters Hobbiton Movie Set

Aerius Helicopters Hobbiton Movie Set

Fly to the Hobbiton Movie Set where you will be guided through the 1,250 acre working sheep and cattle farm to the site used in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies.

Aerius Helicopters White Island Scenic Flight

Aerius Helicopters White Island Scenic Flight

White Island is an active volcano in the middle of the sea. Located 52 kilometres off the Bay of Plenty coastline, White Island is a link in a chain of volcanoes called the Pacific Ring of Fire.

Aerius Helicopters White Island Volcano Tour

Aerius Helicopters White Island Volcano Tour

Once in a lifetime opportunity to land and walk in the crater of New Zealand's most active volcano Words cannot express the experience that is walking on the active crater floor of White Island. The unique lunar landscape is an integral part of the Pacific ring of fire.

Kohi Point Walkway - Whakatane to Ohope

Kohi Point Walkway - Whakatane to Ohope

Nga Tapuwae o Toi, or the "Footprints of Toi", is a walkway which captures the essence of the Whakatāne District. It includes pa sites of major historic significance, superb native forest, spectacular pohutukawa stands, unsurpassed coastal views, seabird colonies, forest birds in abundance, plantation forest and rural vistas.

AIR CHATHAMS DC3 SCENIC FLIGHTS

AIR CHATHAMS DC3 SCENIC FLIGHTS

Air Chathams and Classic Flyers together bring you a unique experience and an adventure of a lifetime flying in a 1945 Douglas DC3. The scenic flight captures spectacular views around the city of Tauranga and to other points of interest in the beautiful Bay of Plenty.

ElectrifyNZ

ElectrifyNZ

Welcome to the only e-bike specialist in New Zealand. E-bikes are fantastic enjoyable way to enjoy the Bay of Plenty, we have e-bikes to suit all ages, stages and types of terrain.

Art Map

Art Map

Check out this great Art Map of Tauranga and Mount Maunganui created by local art enthusiasts Pete M

Kiwifruit Country

Kiwifruit Country

The home of delicious, nutritious, New Zealand grown kiwifruit.

Kate's Kabs

Kate

Get around the Western Bay of Plenty in style with Kate’s Kabs – the safe, affordable and professional taxi service for Katikati, Waihi, Waihi Beach, Omokoroa and the surrounding area.

Athenree Wetland Loop Walk

Athenree Wetland Loop Walk

The award winning Athenree Saltmarsh Wetlands project is providing a habitat for indigenous plants a

Anzac Bay to Shelly Bay

Anzac Bay to Shelly Bay

At the northern end of Anzac Bay a wide grassy track leads westward up to an area where several trac

​Anzac Bay (top carpark) to Te Ho pa site or Cave Bay

​Anzac Bay (top carpark) to Te Ho pa site or Cave Bay

Anzac Bay (top carpark) to Te Ho pa site or Cave Bay – 45 minutes returnFrom the top carpark you c

Homunga Bay

Homunga Bay

Homunga Bay is notable for dense pohutukawa forest, beauty and seclusion.It can be reached by a trac

William Wright Falls

William Wright Falls

The bush track to the William Wright Falls experienced significant damage in 2013 and is now classed

River Rats Raft & Kayak - Wairoa Grade 5 Rafting

River Rats Raft & Kayak - Wairoa Grade 5 Rafting

​The Wairoa courses through a stunning rock and tree lined gorge. The trip combines turbulent rapids with exciting drops to produce top white water action. This dame release river only runs selected Sundays from September to May

"Glass-sperience"

"Glass-sperience"

"Glass-sperience" is an entertaining and interesting "How It's Made' tour which showcases three of the many techniques that are used in a Kilnforming and Flameworking glass studio.

Escape Rooms

Escape Rooms

We are the only up to 90 min Escape Game in NZ.

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