Tauranga (Māori pronunciation: [ˈtaʉɾaŋa]) is the most populous city in the Bay of Plenty Region of the North Island of New Zealand. It was settled by Māori late in the 13th century and by Europeans in the early 19th century and was constituted as a city in 1963. Tauranga City is the centre of the fifth largest urban area in New Zealand, with an urban population of 134,400 (June 2016). The city lies in the north-western corner of the Bay of Plenty, on the south-eastern edge of Tauranga Harbour. The city extends over an area of 168 square kilometres (65 sq mi), and encompasses the communities of Bethlehem, on the south-western outskirts of the city; Greerton, on the southern outskirts of the city; Matua, west of the central city overlooking Tauranga Harbour; Maungatapu; Mount Maunganui, located north of the central city across the harbour facing the Bay of Plenty; Otumoetai; Papamoa, Tauranga's largest suburb, located on the Bay of Plenty; Tauranga City; Tauranga South; and Welcome Bay. Tauranga is one of New Zealand's main centres for business, international trade, culture, fashion and horticultural science. The Port of Tauranga is New Zealand's largest port in terms of gross export tonnage and efficiency. Tauranga is one of New Zealand's fastest growing cities, with a 14 percent increase in population between the 2001 census and the 2006 census, though that number has slowed to 11% between the 2006 Census and the 2013 Census. This sudden population growth has made Tauranga New Zealand's 5th largest city.
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We deliver exhibitions of historical, and contemporary art. Exhibitions are developed in house by gallery staff with the balance being a mix of touring exhibitions from other institutions and artist projects. We also have a range of education and visitor programmes are developed around the exhibitions to enhance our visitors' experience.
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Bay Explorer connects you to our big blue backyard and they have the largest charter boat in Tauranga at an impressive 18.3m (65ft), ideal for families!
Spend a cruise exploring the pristine Bay of Plenty coastline and islands. Encounter dolphins swimming along side the vessel, seasonal seabirds, penguins, seals, whales, sunfish, school fish, sharks, orca...even turtles! A genuine kiwi experience in nature. Don’t forget your camera as we are able to get up close to wildlife, making it a photographer’s dream.
Relax with a beer or wine as you're out on the water thanks to the fully licensed onboard bar, and revel in the open space, fresh air, and adventure of a real ocean safari experience.
Come and enjoy a nostalgic journey and share in the excitement of some of NZs rich aviation history at Classic Flyers Aviation Museum. With over 5000 items on display, this is an exciting place for families and enthusiasts alike. Use your general admission to discover this operational museum including a Pilot and souvenir shop and themed cafe with great food and coffee. The museum showcases some of NZs best Classic and Vintage aircraft along with static and hands-on displays. Memorabilia can be viewed throughout three hangars as well as an outdoor interactive area. Enjoy a great coffee and fabulous food prepared by chefs onsite while appreciating truly unique surroundings.
Swimming with dolphins is commonly listed in the top ten things to do before you die. This day in the bay, with Orca Wild Adventures, is one of the best value, memorable experiences you can enjoy with family and friends or on your own. The friendly experienced crew will ensure you make the most of your time while on and in the water with the dolphins. Not only do we give you the opportunity to swim with dolphins, but you will also visit one of Bay of Plenty's beautiful islands. Here we offer you a barbecue lunch and you have time to snorkel with one of our guides in a stunning bay, exploring the amazing underwater flora and fauna. Our local knowledge of the Tauranga area is second to none and we love to share our rich and special marine environment with locals and visitors. All the specialised gear you require is provided and the crew are fully trained to keep you safe. Orca Wild Adventures is owned and operated by Kiwis and designed to be a truly fun New Zealand experience.
Dedicated Campervan and Sleepercar sites in the city. Quiet, sheltered, harbourside location. We are a mobile home park with power & non-power sites. including tent sites and cyclist sites We also have 10 standard one room cabins (private backpacker room for 2) also 2 ensuite cabins. Situated behind 'z' Service station on 15th Ave. We are known as having very clean facilities and a friendly welcome (owner operated). No groups, pool or playground. Central location to local attractions, hospital, sports grounds & citizens club.Visit Tauranga Tourist Park
Overnight camping at this reserve is only permitted if: • within the designated area(s) shown in the photomap • in self-contained vehicles displaying NZS5465:2001 certification • no more than six vehicles are permitted per night • maximum stay of two nights per calendar month per vehicle No rubbish is permitted to be disposed of in the public bins. Use CamperMate to locate the closest transfer station.Visit Whareroa Reserve
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