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Boogie boarders heading over the dunes to Papamoa Beach, Tauranga. 

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What to do in Tauranga

Tauranga is a beautiful sea-side city in the Bay of Plenty, a two and a half hour drive from Auckland. A vital part of the city's economy is based at the Port of Tauranga, and this is also a popular city for cruise stop-overs.  Horticulture is also important to the region. The nearby town of Te Puke is a centre for kiwifruit growing. Tauranga is linked by a bridge to the coastal resort suburb of Mount Maunganui, and this glorious stretch of surf and sand reaches for 16 kilometres to include Papamoa Beach. The beaches are dominated by the striking landmark of the mountain.

Tauranga boasts some of the best beaches in New Zealand, so get going with a car rental and enjoy all this coastal town has to offer. Being a popular tourist town, you will find all you need here, including shopping malls, movies, bowling, cafes and restaurants.  Even though it is most attractive in summer, don't leave it off your itinerary in winter. There's still plenty to do. 

Check out our selection of top spots to visit, stay and eat below. 

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Dolphin Seafaris

Dolphins playing around

 Contact: 07 577 010507 577 0105 for bookings

There are numerous charter companies offering you the  opportunity to see dolphins up close and personal. It is a breathtaking experience that the whole family will appreciate when in Tauranga in your rental car. The season runs from November to April. 

Glow Worm Kayak Tour 

0car.png Address: 36 Taniwha Place, 

Waimarino Kayak Tours brings you this unique experience as you kayak your way around the pristine Lake McLaren at sunset to see the enchanting glow worms in the caves. The 3-3 1/2 hr tour includes the equipment, friendly and knowledgeable guides narrating the history and geography of the area and refreshments from the award winning Mills Reef winery. This tour can operate in most weather conditions, and continues through the winter months. 

BloKart Recreation Park

0car.png Address: 176 Parton Rd, Papamoa

Get your car rental and head 17 minutes south-east of Tauranga City to have a blast in the new sport taking the world by storm- BloKart Sailing. A land kart machine powered by the wind that is easy to drive and tons of fun! Or, try the  new electric drift karts, a 3-wheeled machine with special rear wheels to ensure lots of sideways fun.

The Mount (Mt Mauganui)

0car.png 9 Adams Ave, 
Mt Maunganui

10 minutes north of the city centre, you'll discover one of New Zealand's most popular beaches, watched over by the brooding dormant volcano. Take a stroll down the beachside boardwalk, or climb the mountain path for amazing views. Need a rest? Head to the hot salt water pools at the foot of the mountain to soak and relax.

Check out the Giant Kiwifruit at Te Puke

For a slice of Kiwiana, visit the world capital of kiwifruit, the town of Te Puke, about 20 minutes from Tauranga. You can tour their lush kiwifruit orchard in a KiwiKart, and take pictures of the giant kiwifruit. 


003.jpg Trinity Wharf Tauranga

0car.png Address: 51 Dive Crescent

This 4.5 Star Hotel Accommodation is sited on and over the harbour creating a sense of floating on water. Providing the most incredible views from your crisp, modern edgy rooms, an infinity swimming pool, fast free Wi-Fi, 24hr reception service, room service and even baby sitting services; you'll feel like a celebrity.

004.jpg Harbourside City Backpackers

0car.png Address: 105 The Strand

Ranked #3 of the 38 special Lodging accommodations in the city. This hostel offers a stay in the perfect location, stunning harbour veiws, all at an affordable price. All your travel needs will be met with superb friendly customer service and clean facilities.


Talk of India

0car.png 356 Cameron Road

Ranked #1 of the 221 restaurants in the city and headed by 5 star specialist chefs from India, must surely give you some indication of the quality of service and food offered at this restaurant. Classical Indian dishes using the highest quality of ingredients is sure to satisfy those taste buds so get in your rental car and find out for yourself what all the fuss is about.

035.png The Med (Mediterraneo Cafe)

0car.png Address: 62 Devonport Road

Runner up of Bay of Plenty (Region)
Best Cafe Awards and ranked #2 of the 221 restaurants in the city. This quirky cafe offers the best coffee in town, with a quality breakfast and lunch menu that leave your taste buds and stomach satisfied. 

Open 7 days a week from 7 a.m.

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Must see annual events and festivals to see and experience in Tauranga & Mt Maunganui

Mount Festival of Multisport: Early January every year. 

This event focuses on the Port of Tauranga Half-Ironman event, but also incorporates a Weetbix Kids Tryathlon, and the Mauao Fun Run. 

Tauranga Arts Festival: Escape 3-6 June 2016

A mini-festival to be held over Queens Birthday weekend. Listen to speakers such as chef Peter Gordon, and writer Steve Braunias. There's a zinefest over at the art gallery too. 

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