Tauranga is a harbour-side city in the Bay of Plenty region on New Zealand’s North Island. It is the largest city in the Bay of Plenty and one of the fastest growing population centres in the country.

It is central to Auckland, Rotorua and Hamilton, and just a 15 minute drive from one of Aotearoa’s most popular beach towns, Mount Maunganui.

Downtown Tauranga has several historically significant areas. Take a scenic walk to see them.

The Strand waterfront area is modern and always buzzing. It is home to a number of cafés, restaurants, pubs and nightclubs, as well as a range of accommodation options.

Across the road on the water’s edge, tidal stairs bring the harbour literally to your feet. Children will enjoy the local playground. Indeed, Tauranga’s harbour dominates almost everywhere you go, providing the urban area with an attractive waterfront setting.