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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Awakeri Hot Springs Holiday Park Visit website

16km from Whakatane on the main Rotorua/Whakatane highway. Set in an established bush setting. 109 power caravan sites (all with on-site water and waste services), . . . 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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Sapphire Springs Holiday Park & Thermal Pools Visit website

A family owned holiday park set in 32 hectares of beautiful native forest at the foot of the Kaimai Ranges. A haven in the bush . . . 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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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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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 . . . 

Aerius Helicopters Visit website

Tauranga-based Aerius Helicopters are your flight specialists in the Bay of Plenty, Rotorua and Coromandel regions. Our services range from unforgettable White Island tours, scenic . . . More . . . 

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Ohope Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

Absolute beachfront at Ohope Beach, with Ohiwa Harbour on the other side of the road. Set amongst 23 acres of mature trees. . . . 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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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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Must-do surf breaks

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

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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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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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Pacific Palms Resort Visit website

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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