Tauranga travel guide

Tauranga Tourism | Tauranga Guide

You're Going to Love Tauranga

With a population of 130,000, Tauranga is the fifth-largest city in New Zealand and the major urban center of the Bay of Plenty on the North Island's east coast. Set back behind Matakana Island by a large natural harbor, it is famous for its beaches, water sports, and superb natural landscape.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Tauranga

When to Visit Tauranga

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Tauranga has a sheltered position on the east coast and a warm, dry climate. The summer months are the most popular with visitors.

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How to Get to Tauranga

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Where to Stay in Tauranga

Hotel On Devonport on Devonport Road has good accommodation in the center of town. The Sebel Trinity Wharf Tauranga on Dive Crescent is a little more luxurious with great harbor views.

Popular Neighborhoods in Tauranga

Where to stay in popular areas of Tauranga

Most booked hotels in Tauranga

How to Get Around Tauranga

The Cost of Living in Tauranga

Shopping Streets

Bayfair in the Mount and downtown Tauranga are the two main shopping areas in the city. You can buy a huge range of outdoor and water sports gear along with locally designed wood carvings and souvenirs.

Groceries and Other

Supermarkets in the area include Pak'nSave and New World. A quart of milk in Tauranga costs NZ$2.62 and a loaf of white bread is NZ$2.01.

Cheap meal
Cheap meal
C$ 18.44
A pair of jeans
A pair of jeans
C$ 108.32
Single public transport ticket
Single public transport ticket
C$ 3.32
C$ 4.33

Where to Eat in Tauranga

Mills Reef Winery and Restaurant on Moffat Road offers fine dining in a beautiful vineyard environment. Slow Fish on Marine Parade, meanwhile, has good, simple cooking right on the beach. You will pay around NZ$20 in a laid-back restaurant and NZ$50 in an upscale eatery.