Tauranga is the largest city in the Bay of Plenty and one of the fastest growing population centres in the country. Tauranga is also just a 15 minute drive from one of New Zealand's most popular beach towns, Mount Maunganui which has spectacular beaches great for surfing.
Located at the entrance to one of the largest natural harbours in New Zealand, Tauranga’s harbour is in evidence almost everywhere you go, providing the urban area with an attractive waterfront setting. Tauranga has many activities and tourist attractions with fishing, sailing, diving, windsurfing, dolphin tours and tours to an active island volcano being easy to arrange.
Downtown Tauranga has several historically significant areas to view and home to a number of cafés, restaurants, pubs plus a vibrant nightlife.