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In Maori Tauranga means 'Resting Place for Canoes' and some believe it to be the place Polynesians first arrived in New Zealand.

Surfing in the Bay of Plenty, New ZealandIt sits on the beautiful Bay of Plenty and enjoys a temperate, sunny climate, a thriving economy and is the kiwi growing capital of New Zealand.

Although the town itself offers few tourist attractions it is close to some good surfing and white sand beaches, and you will find the popular Mount Maunganui just across the inlet.

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Suggested Tauranga itinerary

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Tauranga, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Accommodation choices for Tauranga

We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Tauranga. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

Map of Tauranga

Places & hotels on the map

    Places near Tauranga