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All About Tauranga

Nestled within the Kaimai Ranges is the city of Tauranga, located in the Bay Of Plenty region in the North Island of New Zealand. Originally settled by Maori during the 13th century with Europeans following in the late 19th century. It was not until 1963 that Tauranga was constituted as a city.

Keeping South of the city, tucked in behind the Kaimai Ranges are the suburbs of Pyes Pa and Tauriko. Sweeping West around the ranges, Bethleham through to Otumoetai and Matua. North of the city, of course sits Mount Maunganui and Papamoa, the city’s largest suburb. Laying East is Welcome Bay and Ohauiti. This is a general outline of the city. (Many suburbs are missed, check the rest of them out here on the Tauranga Suburbs page)

Through time, Tauranga has become one of the main business hubs of New Zealand. This factor along with many others have contributed to Tauranga becoming increasingly more and more of a desirable city to live. The business and international trade has surged throughout recent years, contributing to the city’s growth. Equally, the people of Tauranga and tourists alike have found the culture, fashion and lifestyle wonderfully attractive.

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McLaren Falls Park

McLaren Falls Park

McLaren Falls Park - 190 hectre of parkland situated alongside Lake McLaren. Plenty to do here. Fish, swim, walk and camp.

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Te Puna Quarry Park Gardens and Walk

Te Puna Quarry Park

Te Puna Quarry Park - A beautiful park that has been developed by a dedicated band of volunteers from a disused quarry into a world class park.

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Kaiate Falls Walk and Waterfalls

Kaiate Falls Waterfall

A pair of impressive waterfalls with one being a three-tiered upper series followed by an attractive plunge of the lower waterfall.

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The Minden Lookout In Tauranga

Minden Lookout

The single best vantage point of the city. Minden Lookout gives a panoramic scenic view of Tauranga and beyond. You simply have to see to believe.

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Tauranga Historic Village

Tauranga Historic Village

A collection of original and replica buildings of Tauranga. Strolling the cobbled street allows you to experience what a town was like many years ago.

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Yatton Park in Tauranga

Yatton Park

With flowers blossoming during spring, Yatton Park comes alight showcasing a variety of beautiful colours. Water features, walks, ponds and a stream.

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The Tauranga Elms Mission House

The Elms Mission House

One of the oldest historic buildings in the country. Completed in 1847, this is one of the finest examples of Georgian Architecture in the southern hemisphere.

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Fishing spots in Tauranga

Fishing In Tauranga

Fish a variety of ways. Be it in the river, off the beach, off the rocks or simply head out to sea on a boat or drop a line in the harbour.

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Tauranga Memorial Park

Memorial Park

Situated next to the harbour, Memorial Park features two popular playgrounds, a water fountain, skate ramp (half pipe), a miniature railway plus much more.

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Matakana Island

Matakana Island

Matakana Island offers a wonderful unique experience. Perfect for swimming and surfing and fishing. Guided tours here are available.

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Tauranga Art Gallery

Tauranga Art Gallery

Stimulate your imagination as you look upon a fantastic array of art such as paintings, music, literature, film, photography and sculpture.

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Read in Tauranga Library

Tauranga Library

Enjoy reading? Head along to the local Tauranga Library for some quiet time and a read. Or issue out some books to enjoy at home.

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Skate Parks in Tauranga

Skate Park

This skatepark is located on 17th Avenue. There are a number of features here that make the visit worthwhile for a skate.

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kulim park in tauranga

Kulim Park

A harbourside park located in Otumoetai, Tauranga. Great park for morning strolls and picnics with the kids. Lovely scenery.

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