Whether you're going on a weekend trip or a long and leisurely getaway, it's wise to know a few things about Tauranga before setting off.
From this city, the nation's capital Wellington is located 260 miles (418 kilometers) south. Some notable areas in the vicinity include Matamata, which is 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the west.
There are around 110,000 locals that call this part of Bay of Plenty home.
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Got a taste for the fancier things in life? Then spend your nights in serious style at The Reef Beachfront Apartments (178 Marine Parade). If you'd rather cut costs on your accommodations, opt for a budget property like the ArtHouse Accommodation (102 Cameron Road).
When you're organizing your Tauranga trip, bear in mind that the nearest major terminal, Tauranga Airport (TRG), is approximately 3 miles (5 kilometers) to the northeast of the downtown area. Book your flight, pack your bags and prepare for some exciting adventures!
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Picking up a rental right at Tauranga Airport means you'll be off the plane and into the driver's seat in no time. Europcar and Thrifty Car Rental are worth taking a look at.
If you're staying around the city, go to Hertz at 150 Elizabeth Street West. It is positioned a short 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the heart of town.
Enjoy a break and go for a walk in Memorial Park, a leafy urban oasis. Need some more ideas? Kick around a ball and enjoy your green surroundings at Robbins Park. Perhaps you could even bring a picnic and make a day of it. But there's more. Imagine what life was like in a previous era while you're on a guided tour of the local historic residence, The Elms Mission House.
Whether you're venturing out on your own or vacationing with your loved ones, traveling's all about opening yourself up to unique experiences, finding yourself in the middle of new adventures and gathering memories along the way. All set to go?
If researching isn't your thing, don't stress — we'll have you covered. Tauranga offers an excellent range of activities. Here are our top picks:
If you have seen the best of Tauranga and have more time up your sleeve, don't fret! Just 16 miles (26 kilometers) away is Okauia, and you certainly won't be bored here. If you want to spend a whole day in this area, stop by the Firth Tower Museum in the morning. Next hop on over to the Founders Park and the Matamata Golf Club. Kauri Point is another nearby destination situated just 17 miles (27 kilometers) away. Make your way here for attractions like Athenree Hot Springs, the Katikati Murals and Historical Athenree Homestead.
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This family-friendly Tauranga hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 15-minute walk of The Elms Mission House, Tauranga Domain, and Robbins Park. Waipu Bay and Tauranga Art Gallery are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in the heart of Tauranga, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Robbins Park and Tauranga Domain. The Elms Mission House and Tauranga Art Gallery are also within 10 minutes.
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.
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 and Tauranga Domain are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Situated in Mount Maunganui, this beach apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mount Maunganui Beach and Mount Maunganui. Pilot Bay Beach and Mount Hot Pools are also within 5 minutes.
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mount Maunganui Beach and Mount Maunganui. Mount Hot Pools and Maunganui Beach are also within 5 minutes.
Located in Tauranga South, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Tenpin Tauranga, Tauranga South Bowling Club, and Memorial Park. Tauranga Golf Club and Tauranga Art Gallery are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Mount Maunganui apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mount Hot Pools and Mount Maunganui. Mount Maunganui Beach and Maunganui Beach are also within 10 minutes.
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