Discover the Bay of Plenty

Located at the entrance to a beautiful natural harbour in the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga is New Zealand’s fifth largest city and a thriving commercial centre with a passion for good food, wine and stylish shopping. Popular things to do surrounding Tauranga include surfing off the long white sand beaches on Matakana Island, climbing up Mount Maunganui for spectacular sea and city views, and visiting Lake McLaren and walking the 10-minute walk to a beautiful waterfall in McLaren Falls Park. For a cultural experience, explore the Tauranga Art Gallery, wander along the Arataki Cultural Walking Trails, or visit The Elms – one of New Zealand’s oldest heritage sites