Tauranga: the perfect blend of city and laid-back lifestyle

Fast-growing Tauranga is becoming a city to be reckoned with.


View from the top of Mount Maunganui. © Steve Clancy Photography
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Tuhua Marine Reserve

Tuhua (Mayor Island) is a collapsed volcano on the edge of the continental shelf in the Bay of Plenty region. 

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Western Bay of Plenty: it's the beaches . . .

With no less than 12km of white sandy beach reaching from Mount Maunganui to Papamoa and a wide coastline that stretches for 125km, it sure is hard to beat.

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Tauranga: the perfect blend of city and laid-back lifestyle

Fast-growing Tauranga is becoming a city to be reckoned with, comprising the perfect blend of city and laidback lifestyle.

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Mauao Mount Maunganui: holiday hotspot

The proper Maori name of Mauao — or ‘the Mount’, as most New Zealanders tend to call it these days — has a certain poetry that ‘Maunganui’ (‘big hill’) does not.

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Must-do surf breaks

Mad-keen surfer Paul Hersey chooses five of the best surf beaches for Kiwis.

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Loved by the locals: Tauranga food and drink

Do what the locals do for food and drink in Tauranga.

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Loved by the locals: Western Bay of Plenty – from arcades to malls

Do what the locals do when it comes to shopping in the Western Bay of Plenty region. 

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Loved by the locals: Western Bay of Plenty food and drink

Eat and drink like the locals do in the Western Bay of Plenty.

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Our favourite beach getaways in the Upper North Island

Packing the car and heading off to the beach for the weekend should never be an ordeal, with the hardest part simply choosing a spot that delivers a little something beyond surf and sand for everyone.

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Boatshed Motel Apartments

For exclusive accommodation in the Bay of Plenty, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga, North Island. 2 large 2-bedroom apartments with 2 ensuites in each. 2 sup...

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Fountain Court Motel

Fountain Court Motel is located on the harbour edge with breathtaking views; the complex is set in a park-like atmosphere, quiet and peaceful. Rela...

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Pacific Coast Motor Lodge

INNOVATION * STYLE * EXCELLENCE.10/10 ! We welcome you to our 14 designer, spacious, ground-floor units.All units are air conditioned, We guarantee...

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