Baywave is one of the Bay of Plenty’s top regional attractions, drawing in over 230,000 visitors every year! Facilities include a 25m lap pool, a leisure pool with a wave machine, hydroslide, and bombing platform, a spa pool, and steam and sauna facilities.
Swim with dolphins in their natural habitat Fulfil your dream of encountering the majestic dolphins in the open waters of Tauranga. Dolphin Seafaris offers amazing encounters with dolphins using safe swim bars to hold on to while in the water. This is an unforgettable dolphin excursion that is perfect for the whole family.
6 Players: NZ$25/person. 5 Players: NZ$27/person. 4 Players: NZ$29/person. 3 Players: NZ$31/person. 2 Players: NZ$33/person . We offer a NZ$5 discount from the adult price for children(u16), students and Gold Card holders with a valid ID presented before the game.
This peaceful reserve features native plantings and is home to a variety of birds, making it a pleasant spot for walking or cycling. The 60-hectare reserve has been developed into an oasis of native plants and wetlands located between the Mayfield subdivision in Bethlehem and the suburb of Brookfield.
Kaiate Falls (also known as Te Rerekawau Falls) is a 30 minute drive from Tauranga. The walking tracks are well formed, although quite steep in some places. The main track leads to the top, and then to the base of the upper series of falls before continuing downhill to the lower falls.
The boat cruises the inner Tauranga Harbour to isolated islands and peninsulas. There are options to disembark at Matakana Island or Omokoroa Peninsula. Join us on the Scheduled 1hr Scenic Cruises or bring a group on one of the Scenic Tours. The professional crew aboard KEWPIE will confidently host you for your choice in cruise experiences.
McLaren Falls Park is 190 hectares of parkland set alongside Lake McLaren and is just ten minutes by car, from Tauranga. The park is popular for camping, fishing, kayaking, disc golf course, wedding photos, picnics, bush walks and summertime concerts.
Memorial Park is the central city’s premier park. Memorial Park is the central city's premier park. The park makes up 11 hectares of land sitting next to the harbour between 11th and 7th Avenues. The park makes up 11 hectares of land sitting next to the harbour between 11th and 7th Avenues.
A 10 minute flight from Tauranga, Motiti Island is a paradise for diving, fishing, swimming and snorkelling. The island has only about 30 permanent residents, but there's comfortable accommodation for visitors seeking the simple life.Walks around the island will reveal a rich Maori heritage in the form of pa (fort) sites and food pits.
Mount Maunganui Māori pronunciation: [ˈ m a ʉ ŋ a ˌ n ʉ i], locally / ˈ m ɒ ŋ ə ˌ n uː i / is a major residential, commercial and industrial suburb of Tauranga, located on a peninsula to the north-east of Tauranga's city centre.It was an independent town from Tauranga until the completion of the Tauranga Harbour Bridge in 1988, which connects Mount Maunganui to Tauranga's central ...
Located across the harbour from Tauranga, “the Mount” is almost surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, with New Zealand’s best beach on one side of its peninsula, and the sheltered waters of Pilot Bay on the other. And overlooking it all towers the mountain itself – Mauao.
Papamoa Hills Cultural Heritage Regional Park (Te Rae o Papamoa) includes a number of important pre-European archaeological features. The sites have significance to three iwi (Maori tribal groups) - Ngaiterangi, Ngati Pukenga (of Mataatua) and Waitaha A Hei (of Te Arawa).
Salisbury wharf is located at the port end of the picturesque Pilot Bay which lies on the western side of Mount Maunganui. Situated at the end of Salisbury Avenue with plenty of parking available, the wharf is a popular fishing spot, with families often seen dangling fishing lines in the hope of catching kingfish and travelly.
Tauranga’s harbour is in evidence almost everywhere you go, providing the urban area with an attractive waterfront setting. Fishing, sailing, diving and dolphin tours are easy to arrange, or check out one of the local beauty spots – McLaren Falls or the Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park.
Te Puna Quarry Park has been developed by a dedicated band of volunteers from a disused quarry into a world class park. This old scar on the hillside has become a place of special beauty. We have spectacular panoramic views out over the Bay of Plenty, and gardens of infinite variety.
The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga has in time become a well known venue for special events in the Bay of Plenty. With stunning grounds and vintage buildings available for use, please consider The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga for your wedding or next function.
Waimarino Adventure Park is a tranquil paradise situated on the banks of the Wairoa River just 10 minutes from Tauranga city. Our water and adventure park is focused around the sport of kayaking. Waimarino has been Tauranga’s premier kayaking & recreational destination since 1975.