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Things to do in Tauranga


We are only a short drive from the many and varied attractions that the Tauranga/Mount Maunganui region has to offer.







Mount Maunganui

From the base of Mount Maunganui, a white sand surf beach stretches as far as the eye can see. Catch a wave or cruise the many cafes.

Mount Maunganui’s Main Beach has been crowned the ‘Best Beach in New Zealand’ by TripAdvisor, and ranks among the top 25 best beaches in the world. Often referred to as the Mount by locals. MORE INFO



Waimarino Adventure Park 

Waimarino Adventure Park is a tranquil paradise situated on the banks of the Wairoa River just 10 minutes from Tauranga city.

Waimarino Adventure Park provides the perfect day out for the entire family. Bring your togs, barbeque supplies or picnic and make a day of it with friends and family. VISIT WEBSITE



Aerius Helicopters Hobbiton Movie Set

Fly to the Hobbiton Movie Set where you will be guided through the 1,250 acre working sheep and cattle farm to the site used in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. View Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn and many other structures used in these films. During your flight view the spectacular Kaimai Ranges, with stunning waterfalls and lush native forest. See the rolling farmland of the Waikato region, known for its dairy farming and agriculture.

Duration 3 Hours (approx.) FIND OUT MORE



Arataki Cultural Walking Trails

Listen to mountains, rivers, and landmarks speak. Seamlessly receive info about sites of cultural significance at the Mauao base track, using our custom app and proximity tech. FIND OUT MORE



Adrenalin Forest

Affordable fun for the whole family, a wicked adrenalin rush adventure park in a beautiful forest setting in TECT All Terrain Park 20minutes from Rotorua and Tauranga. over 25 flying foxes and 100 different challenges to overcome. FIND OUT MORE



Skydive Tauranga

Enjoy breathtaking views expanding all the way from White Island to the Coromandel and Mount Ruapehu with a 20 minute scenic flight. And if that wasn’t enough to take your breath away, freefalling back towards Tauranga at 200km/h might help! FIND OUT MORE



Golf Clubs

There are a dozen different golf courses to choose from around the coastal Bay of Plenty, offering wide lush fairways, eye-catching sea views and challenging greens. Visitors are always welcome and golf clubs can often be hired from your chosen club. FIND OUT MORE



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