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TaurangaNew Zealand

Ride a boat out to an active volcano, go whitewater rafting or just relax on a sheltered beach in this coastal town surrounded by wild hills.

Encompassing a collection of bays within a dramatic volcanic landscape, Tauranga is a beautiful coastal city. Enjoy the variety of different beaches lining the bays and explore the hilly countryside for some panoramic views of the whole region. And, if you’re brave enough, venture inside an active volcano.

Choose from a wide range of beaches along Tarauga’s bays and peninsulas. Mount Maunganui Main Beach is the best beach for surfers, as it has some of the area’s largest waves. Beginners should catch the medium-sized waves at Waihi Beach, which is located to the north of the city. Surfing lessons are available if you are just starting out. If you are looking for a place to take the family, visit the calm waters of Pilot Bay, which is protected from the surf by Mount Manganui.

Book a seat on a boat to explore the waters off the Tauranga coastline. One of the area’s most interesting attractions is White Island, a small landmass crowned by an active volcano. Board a diving boat and explore the coral reefs or ride a fishing boat out into deep water and catch some fresh seafood.

Explore Tauranga’s inland attractions. Go rafting on the nearby Wairoa River, which features some intense rapids. Visit one of several nature parks near the city, such as Te Puna Quarry Park or Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park. Hike or bike through the wooded hills.

If you have had enough outdoor adventures for the day, explore the Tauranga city centre. Learn about local history at museums such as the Tauranga Military Collection or admire art by local residents at the Tauranga Art Gallery. Enjoy a meal at one of Tauranga’s many gourmet restaurants and make sure to try some regional wine.

Tauranga is located in the northwestern part of the Bay of Plenty. The city’s beaches and bays make it one of the best places to experience New Zealand’s north coast.

Top hotels in Tauranga

Hotel on Devonport
Hotel on Devonport
4.5 out of 5
72 Devonport Road, Tauranga
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$199 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.

This family-friendly Tauranga hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Tauranga Art Gallery and Robbins Park. Tauranga South Bowling Club ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (999 reviews)

"A very quality hotel, beautiful big bathroom with a lovely balcony and a sea view"…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan. 2021

Hotel on Devonport
Hotel Armitage and Conference Centre
Hotel Armitage and Conference Centre
3.5 out of 5
9 Willow St, Tauranga
The price is NZ$135 per night from 21 Feb. to 22 Feb.

Located in the heart of Tauranga, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Robbins Park, The Elms Mission House and Tauranga Art Gallery. Tauranga Domain and ...

3.8/5Good! (997 reviews)

"We had a good stay comfortable beds and quiet place.restaurants were just nearby.definitly will go again"…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2021

Hotel Armitage and Conference Centre
Trinity Wharf Tauranga
Trinity Wharf Tauranga
4.5 out of 5
51 Dive Crescent, Tauranga
The price is NZ$217 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.

Located in the heart of Tauranga, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Robbins Park and The Elms Mission House. Tauranga Art Gallery and Waipu Bay ...

4.2/5Very Good! (991 reviews)

"Great place to stay. Good location to everything. Staff etc more than helpful, had a small issue with air con that was sorted straight away. Would def stay again & recommend to anyone looking"…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan. 2021

Trinity Wharf Tauranga
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Tauranga

Oceanside Resort & Twin Towers
Oceanside Resort & Twin Towers
4 out of 5
1 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui
The price is NZ$196 per night from 8 Feb. to 9 Feb.

Nestled on the beach, this Mount Maunganui aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Mount Hot Pools and Blake Park. ASB Baypark is 4.8 mi (7.7 km) away.

4.1/5Very Good! (685 reviews)

"Really liked the place where it was located. Didnt like when we got there it was 20 minutes to 2 and check in was 2 the lady would not let us park the car or anything and said we had to go park somewhere or do something until 2 oclock check in. We had already been driving for 5 hours."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2021

Oceanside Resort & Twin Towers
The Atrium Apartments
The Atrium Apartments
3.5 out of 5
23 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui
The price is NZ$209 per night from 21 Feb. to 22 Feb.

Situated in Mount Maunganui, this beach apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Mount Maunganui Beach and Mount Maunganui. Mount Hot Pools and Maunganui ...

4.3/5Excellent! (268 reviews)

"Nice large appartment. Great views. Well appointed with everything we needed. Secure basement parking was a bonus with lift access. Nice pool and spa area. Enjoyed our stay!"…"

Reviewed on 27 Oct. 2020

The Atrium Apartments
Atlas Suites And Apartments
Atlas Suites And Apartments
3.5 out of 5
49 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui
The price is NZ$213 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Mount Maunganui Beach and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Mount Maunganui. Maunganui Beach and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (307 reviews)

"Need more fan or air conditioning. It is hot in the summer."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan. 2021

Atlas Suites And Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
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Reviews of Tauranga

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
178
5 - Excellent 39.91031390134529%
4 - Good
228
4 - Good 51.12107623318386%
3 - Okay
36
3 - Okay 8.071748878923767%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.8968609865470852%
1 - Terrible
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

11 Mar. 2020

Visit the local beach, walking track around the mount & hot salt pools. Many restaurants&cafes available both in the mount & tauranga.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

8 Mar. 2020

Love tauranga its home but rude drivers now so be careful

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

7 Mar. 2020

Helped by a lovely sunny day!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

4 Mar. 2020

Great place to stay..

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

25 Feb. 2020

The city centre dose have some good dining areas but a shame there are so many empty building and does feel like a ghost town down Devonport road

4/5 - Good

dawnspencer

23 Feb. 2020

Shame a lot of the shops are empty.

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