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 full-day and evening reef fishing trips and overnight excursions,...

Helicopter Tours

Aerius Helicopters. If you think this is a scenic place on the ground, take in the view from a helicopter. Aerius are the local scenic flight...

Kayaking

Waimarino Glowworm Kayaking. After you've had your fill of local award-winning Mills Reef wines, cheeses, and fresh fruit on the banks of...

Surfing

Hibiscus Surf School. Mt. Maunganui is one of New Zealand’s premier surfing beaches, so where better to learn to surf? These surfing dudes...

Swimming

Mt. Maunganui Hot Salt Water Pools. Heated saltwater 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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