Tauranga is the main centre of the region and is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. With Rotorua a short commute away, or even a stroll down by the The Strand, there are multiple tour options.
Located at the entrance to one of the larg
est natural harbours in New Zealand and nestled based the magnificent Mauao (Mount manganui), Tauranga is also home to the country’s biggest export port, Port of Tauranga.
The Tauranga harbour is popular with windsurfers, jet skiers and all those who love to spend their leisure time on the water. It also hosts many cruise ship visits each summer, for which Shore Excursions NZ offers tours for a true Tauranga experience.
Charter Boats – Two large marinas hold over 1000 yachts and launches with many charter boat operators taking keen game fishers out to the internationally renowned deep sea fishing water of the Bay of Plenty, scuba diving is also enjoyed by many and there are wrecks, reefs and volcanic islands to explore underwater.
The Strand – There are several historically significant areas which are a must in Tauranga, view during a scenic walk around to the area.
The Strand waterfront area has undergone a major redevelopment int he past few years, and the changes include:
The Strand area also has a number of cafe’s, restaurants and pubs, plus a vibrant nightlife.