EXPLORE THE BAY OF PLENTY
Take a look around our beautiful home
Tauranga Art Gallery
The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga and Rose Gardens. Walk takes about 1.5 hours. The Elms is one of New Zealand’s oldest heritage sites.
Hairy Maclary Sculptures
Hairy Maclary sculptures – located in the middle of the strand waterfront next to children’s playground.
Brain Watkins Historic House
Visit Brain Watkins historic house, 233 Cameron Road. Open on Sundays from 2-4pm.
Take a walk around the Waikareao Estuary, a 9km loop track, close to the city centre.
Art Walk, which includes the Owen Dippie mural paintings – also the angel wings on The Strand and the forest scene at the Masonic carpark.
Mount Maunganui (Mauao) Base Track
See the beauty The Mount has to offer. Take a walk around the base track of Mauao (takes about 45 minutes).
Mauao Summit Walk
Witness the world famous views from the top of The Mount. Take a walk to the summit of Mauao (takes about 40 minutes).
Moturiki Island Blowhole
Take a walk to the end of Moturiki Island and see the blow hole (takes about 10 minutes, one way).
Mount Hot Pools
Have a soak in the Mount Maunganui hot salt water pools (open daily until 10pm). Adults – $20. Children up to 15 – $13.50.
Enjoy a harbour cruise, leaving from the Pilot Bay jetty by the base track of Mauao (one hour cruise, departing on the hour).
outer city area
Classic Flyers Museum
Tauranga Historic Village
There are also organised tours and activities that are available. To ensure your place, come in and see the friendly team at the Tauranga i-SITE Visitor Centre and we can organise all your bookings for you – both locally and nationwide.
North of the bay
Visit the Minden Lookout, Minden Road, Te Puna.
Te Puna Quarry
Visit the Te Puna Quarry Park, open all day, every day. Gardens, walks, sculptures, views. Converted from a disused quarry.
Visit the Western Bay Museum in Katikati. The small museum that tells a big story. Open 7
days a week 10 m – 4 pm.
KatiKati Bird Gardens
Visit the Katikati Bird Gardens, Walkers Road East. Open 7 days a week, 10am – 4.30pm
KatiKati Haiku Path
Take a walk along the Katikati Haiku Pathway. This pathway is believed to be the largest
display of boulder haiku outside of Japan.
Lots of amazing walks. Loops walk – 45 minutes | Windows Walk – 1.5 hours (torch needed).
Sapphire Springs Holiday Park – thermal pools open to public 8am – 8pm. Hot Springs
Athenree Hot Pools
Athenree Hot Pools. 1 Athenree Road, Athenree. Ph. 07 863 5600 – Open 7 days from 10am – 7.30pm