Tauranga is the largest city of the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. It is the ninth largest New Zealand city and the centre of the 6th largest urban area.

Tauranga, has all the amenities of a major city. Holiday accommodation ranges from high-class lodges to holiday parks and backpacker hostels, both in the city and across the harbour at the beach resort of Mount Maunganui. This region seems to have it all – a mild, sunny climate, some of the country’s most popular beaches and an abundance of orchards, especially citrus and kiwifruit.

Tauranga has a dry and warm climate, which results in a lot of leisure tourists coming in during summers. Due to moderate climate winters are less cold compared to other cities, with less rainfall during rainy seasons.


Tauranga in New Zealand is an amazing place to visit for tourists, which includes a lot of interesting places and scenic beauties. Mount Maunganui, with its prominent volcanic cone that gives it its name, is popular with surfers. It’s also a very popular family holiday spot having a choice of both ocean and gentle harbour beaches.

Boat charters are available from Tauranga for big game fishing, snorkelling, dolphin watching or just cruising. Out on the horizon is White Island, an active volcano usually identified by its trailing plume of steam. Helicopter trips land on the island from Rotorua and Whakatane, along with boat trips also from Whakatane.

Apart from these places of interest, people who love shopping will have a gala treat here as the shopping malls are loaded with hi-fashion stuff. A chain of restaurants, cafe and bars offer a varied variety of mouthwatering food and drinks. People often visit Tauranga for partying and shopping.