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Tauranga Travel Guide

Tauranga Sports & Activities

Surfing, swimming, kayaking, dolphin watching, fishing, big game fishing—yes, it’s mostly on the water that visitors (and locals) enjoy the outdoors around here. There are great short walks around estuaries to forested waterfalls and on historic Māori sites.

Boating and Fishing

Blue Ocean Charters. Blue Ocean Charters operates three vessels and has half- and full-day trips, plus overnight excursions. Starting price...


Waimarino Glowworm Kayaking. After you've had your fill of local wines, cheeses, and fresh fruit on the banks of Lake McLaren at dusk, plus...

Helicopter Tours

Aerius Helicopters. Teaming up with local Māori as their guides, Aerius Helicopters run trips to the volcanic island Tuhua (Mayor Island)....


New Zealand Surf School, Mount Maunganui. Mount Maunganui is one of New Zealand's premier surfing beaches, so where better to learn to surf...


Mt. Maunganui Hot Salt Water Pools. Heated salt water bathing is reputed to be a great healing process, and these pools offer just that, nestled...

Swimming with Dolphins

Swimming with dolphins is a big summer activity in the Bay of Plenty. Most cruises leave from the Tauranga Bridge Marina. Bookings are essential...



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