Tauranga means ‘place of rest or anchorage’ in Māori and while the sparkling harbour and magnificent views make it a great place to relax and recharge, there’s also plenty to keep you busy. Tauranga is the largest city in the Coastal Bay of Plenty and is home to approximately 140,000 people. The sprawling city is virtually surrounded by water - locals’ lives consist of fishing, diving, swimming and simply enjoying the stunning views from almost every corner.

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what to do in Tauranga

Explore the culture, art and history of Tauranga, or take a walk along the endless waterfront and soak in the epic views of the surrounding islands and busy harbour.


where to stay in Tauranga

Immerse yourself in the busy downtown Tauranga area. Choose from a wide range of accommodation options, including a 4.5-star waterfront hotel or a boutique room in a converted historical building.

Where to Eat & Drink in Tauranga

The Strand, located in Downtown Tauranga, is a hub for eating, drinking and watching the world (and lots of boats and the odd train) go by.


Meet the locals and discover the stories of Tauranga.

itineraries & travel plans for Tauranga

We’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to. Check out some of our suggested itineraries and travel plans for Tauranga.

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