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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Mt Maunganui Beachside Holiday Park Visit website

A unique camping ground in the beautiful Bay of Plenty on both ocean and harbour beaches. Spend your days lazing on the magnificent beach, or . . . 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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Bennetts Tauranga Motor Inn Visit website

Tauranga Motel Accomodation New Zealand offering PRIVATE HOT THERMAL POOLS AND AFFORDABLE RATES.... Our motel is your Tauranga home with our acclaimed private thermal pools, . . . 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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From $140
Aquarius Motor Inn Visit website

Aquarius Motor Inn - Mount Maunganui is located in a quiet part of town but close to beach, opposite Blake Park. . . . 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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Papamoa Beach Resort Visit website

Range of accommodation includes beachfront villas with 180-degree ocean views, park motels, holiday units, cabins, motorhome, caravan and camping sites. Enjoy the safe surf beach, . . . More . . . 

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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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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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Atlas Suites & Apartments Visit website

Contemporary styled, professionally managed, fully equipped self-contained suites and apartments, unique atrium garden. Complex is smoke-free. Studios, access, one, two and three-bedroom. . . . 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 . . . 

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Mission Belle Motel Visit website

Nate and Emma welcome you to New Zealand's premier beach resort. Mount Maunganui is nationally and internationally famed as a holiday destination for its white . . . 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 . . . 

From $180
Beachpoint Apartments Visit website

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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