Famous for its warm climate, relaxed lifestyle and stunning beaches, Tauranga is centrally located on the North Island. It is just 2.5 hours from Auckland and one hour from the scenic and cultural city of Rotorua.
Across the Harbour Bridge, Mount Maunganui Beach is one of the top 25 beaches in the world. Mauao, the Māori name for the mountain, stands at the entrance of the Tauranga Harbour and is an iconic landmark of the region.
Tauranga offers an exciting range of outdoor recreational activities and marine sports. There are scenic walks through the Kaimai Ranges, the Papamoa Hills, and all along the Bay of Plenty coast from the popular tourist town of Ȱhope north to Waihi Beach.
For mountain biking enthusiasts, there are trails at Oropi and around Tauranga, or at Rotorua’s famous Redwoods native forest just 45 minutes away.
The Bay of Plenty region is lush with kiwifruit and avocado plantations, has international port facilities, and is one of NZ’s fastest-growing regions.