Accommodation in Tauranga

Tauranga has a population of approximately 110,000 inhabitants, the largest city in the Bay of Plenty region. Tauranga is one of the fastest growing cities in New Zealand. The city derives its tourist appeal to its proximity to Mount Maunganui and water sports.

Mount Maunganui has a fun holiday vibe year round. It is well regarded for its excellent beaches safe for surfers and swimmers and its laid back lifestyle. There are a number of excellent cafes, bars and restaurants in the area as well.

More information about the Bay of Plenty

tauranga1. Tauranga Waterfront
The waterfront strand area has a number of excellent cafes, bars, restaurants and shops.

Mount Maunganui2. Mount Maunganui
The mount (as it’s known) is famous for surfing and walking tracks. It also has fun nightlife and a good selection of waterfront cafes, restaurants and ice cream shops!

game fishing3. Game Fishing
Tauranga has two large marinas with many charter boats. So why not go game fishing on the beautiful waters of the Bay of Plenty.

surf, mount manganui 4. Surfing
The mount has a solid reputation for surfing. Surf board hire and lessons are available at the Mount.

mount manganui cafes5. Seaside Cafes and Restaurants
There are a number of excellent cafes, bars and restaurants with great sea views. Head to the main stretch at the Mount or the strand in Tauranga.

The best way to explore this region is with a car or campervan. However once in the towns themselves it is easy enough to explore on foot.