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- Mount Maunganui
Arrive, relax and unwind in bliss after your travels. Very close to Bayfair shops and restaurants, Baypark Arena, Baywave Pools and a short walk or drive to the wonderful beaches and with Mt Maunganui shops a short drive away. Surf, swim, walk, shop, eat. All within a short distance. What more could you want!
- Private room
Enjoy the glamour of this stylish, upscale bedroom created by the interior designer owner. Warm and cosy, sliding door opens to the garden. Inroom TV with Apple box, Air con/heat pump. Quality linens used throughout. Private bathroom adjacent to room with heated floors, heated towel rail. Use of separate Media Room with wall projector, full HD, available with DVDs, Netflix, Sky Channel. Located amidst 3 acres of private park like grounds, gated entry, secure and ample onsite parking.
Your guide to Tauranga
All About Tauranga
Between the rich green of the Kaimai Ranges and the sparkling blue Pacific Ocean is the harbor city of Tauranga, part of New Zealand’s beautiful Bay of Plenty region. On the east coast of the North Island, Tauranga has some of the country’s most beloved beaches. The golden sands of Mount Maunganui and Papamoa Beach have plenty of space for swimming, surfing, and kitesurfing, while sailors, kayakers, and paddleboarders have all the fun in the extensive harbor, sheltered by the forested barrier of Matakana Island.
The marine environment offshore from Tauranga’s many bays and islands is rich and popular with scuba divers. Before sunset, head across to Pilot Bay Beach to sit on the soft golden sand and watch the sun go down behind Mount Maunganui. Apart from all these natural treasures, Tauranga is also a cultural hub, with an art gallery showcasing historical and contemporary works, an aviation museum, and a lively center full of shops and restaurants.
How do I get around Tauranga?
Tauranga is less than a three-hour drive from Auckland International Airport (AKL); domestic flights arrive at Tauranga Airport (TRG), less than two miles from the city center. Inter-city buses from Auckland take around five hours. Bay Hopper buses connect the city with other towns in the Bay of Plenty, while there are plenty of local buses in Tauranga and its outlying suburbs. The city is pretty level and walkable, and bike rentals are available, including e-bikes.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Tauranga?
The upper half of the North Island has a subtropical climate, and Tauranga combines this with a coastal influence, creating pleasant conditions year-round and little variation in temperature. The Bay of Plenty has the most sunshine hours in the country, although it can rain any time of the year in New Zealand, so be sure to pack waterproof clothing. Summertime extends from November through April, while the coldest and wettest months are June and July. School summer holidays in January see Tauranga and its beaches busy with vacationers, creating a lively buzz. On Easter weekend, a large national jazz festival in Tauranga brings a carnival atmosphere with markets and a vintage car parade. Multiple stages are set up through the central city, attracting some of the best local and international jazz and blues artists.
What are the top things to do in Tauranga?
Consider taking a boat cruise through Tauranga’s inner harbor, where mangroves and tidal mudflats shelter oystercatchers and godwits. Alternatively, cruise or paddle to Matakana Island and spend time picnicking on the barrier island’s pristine white-sand beaches. Further out, your boat could be shadowed by pods of dolphins, and during certain times of the year, you may spot turtles and orcas.
Mount Maunganui is a mountain, a beach, and a suburb. The 800-foot summit of the extinct volcano is popular to climb — particularly at dawn — for spectacular 360-degree views across the landscape and ocean. There are two trail options, and the climb takes around 40 minutes on good paths. After your climb, cool off with a dip at Main Beach in the summer or go for a soak at the Mount Hot Pools in the winter.
Kaiate Falls/Te Rerekawau is a pair of waterfalls located a 30-minute drive east of Taurang amongst the lush rainforest. The first cascade is an 80-foot set of three tiers, with a 50-foot single-drop waterfall below it. From the parking lot, two short looped tracks lead around sections of the falls. Note that the path can be steep and slippery in places.