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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Baywatch Motor Inn

Julie and Ross welcome you to the Baywatch Motor Inn in the sunny Bay of Plenty. Relax in our comfortable, spotless, modern AIR CONDITIONED and . . . More . . . 

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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. Read the story . . . 

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The Reef Beachfront Apartments

Luxury 2 and 3 bedroom large self-contained apartments (all with 2 bathrooms). Wonderful sea views from the upper levels, outdoor furniture on huge balconies. . . . More . . . 

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Must-do surf breaks

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

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Alton Lodge Motel

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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Omokoroa Kiwi Holiday Park & Thermal Hot Pools

Come and enjoy Omokoroa. Stay at Omokoroa Thermal Holiday Park where you can kick off your shoes and relax in our quiet, friendly environment! To . . . More . . . 

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Beachpoint Apartments

Ohope resort-style accommodation. Our beachfront apartments are 1 and 2-bedroom, self-serviced with full kitchens, microwave, dishwasher, wastemaster, own laundry, phone, Sky TV, DVD and CD . . . More . . . 

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Pacific Palms Resort

Pacific Palms Resort is the ideal place to stay for a family holiday, from just a few days to a week or more. . . . More . . . 

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

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

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Comfort Inn Academy

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

Whatever your preference, there's something for every taste in Western Bay of Plenty.  Read the story . . . 

From $110
Beacon Motel

Business or pleasure in the heart of kiwifruit country. 8 self-contained ground floor units. There are 5 studio units and 3 x 1-bedroom family units. . . . More . . . 

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A road less travelled: on the trail of a hot lamb sandwich

Johanna Bennett takes the road less travelled from Auckland to Wellington via Taumarunui, Napier, Gisborne and Tauranga.  Read the story . . . 

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