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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Alton Lodge Motel Visit website

A cosy family friendly motel which is within walking distance of the town centre. One of the two motels in Whakatane with a pool, ours . . . More . . . 

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Tramping in New Zealand

Known in other countries as hiking, bushwalking or trekking, tramping is a uniquely Kiwi term that fits the style of walking here – often rough, frequently wet, but regularly inspiring.  Read the story . . . 

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White Island Rendezvous Visit website

Nestled between the Whakatane River and a Pohutukawa tree lined escarpment lies White Island Rendezvous. Whether you're travelling for leisure or in Whakatane on business, . . . More . . . 

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Hot Water Beach: dig your own spa pool

Drop into Hot Water Beach, a few kilometres down the coast from Whitianga and remember to take a spade: the bucket is optional, but a garden spade or contractor’s shovel is not. Read the story . . . 

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Westhaven Motel Visit website

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION. Mt Maunganui's only motel on Pilot Bay! Superb harbour views, opposite safe swimming beach. 7 x 1-bedroom and 2 x 2-bedroom large . . . More . . . 

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Mauao Mount Maunganui: holiday hotspot

The proper Māori 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. Read the story . . . 

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Amber Court Motel Whakatane Visit website

9 ground-floor units, air-conditioned/heatpumps, 1 wheelchair friendly unit. Sky Digital Channels. Free internet. Handy to town, public hospital, war memorial complex, sports centre and over . . . More . . . 

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Quayside Luxury Apartments Visit website

Consisting of 43, one, two and three-bedroom apartments, spread over four floors, Quayside Luxury Apartments are superbly situated in the heart of the business centre . . . More . . . 

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Te Urewera: the national park that isn’t

Te Urewera, the mountainous homeland of Ngāi Tūhoe, spent 60 years as a national park – a brief period considering the place has evidence of its seabed origins millions of years earlier. Read the story . . . 

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Comfort Inn Academy Visit website

Looking for Luxury accommodation, superior service, affordable prices, conveniently located for your Bay of Plenty visit. Comfort Inn Academy is close to the hospital, historic . . . More . . . 

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Must-do surf breaks

We've picked five of New Zealand's best surf beaches for Kiwis. Read the story . . . 

Experience Comvita Visit website

Experience Comvita; A unique NZ story. Share Nature - Share Life. Comvita is a NZ based global natural health company committed to the development of . . . More . . . 

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Boating: Kiwis on the water

Going to the beach, lake or river for a splash is so commonplace in New Zealand, we seldom spare a thought for those in land-locked in places, thousands of kilometres from the shore. Read the story . . . 

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Harbourside City Backpackers Visit website

Harbourside City Backpacker’s is right on the waterfront in downtown Tauranga with the BEST views in town of the harbour. We are the only Tauranga . . . More . . . 

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