Local Attractions/events

Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant Mills Reef Winery was established in 1989 by the Preston family. Through commitment and dedication to excellence, the Mills Reef brand has established itself as one of New Zealand’s premium labels with a particular reputation for outstanding Bordeaux varietal reds and Syrah.

www.charthouse.co.nz Venue for weddings and private functions at Sulphur Point Marina.

www.harboursidetauranga.co.nz Enjoy stylish waterfront dining, fantastic cuisine & exquisite service at the recently refurbished harbourside restaurant in Tauranga.

www.somersetcottage.co.nz The restaurant is open for lunches Wednesday to Friday and dinner every night except Mondays.

www.mountbistro.co.nz Winner of Best Lamb – 2011 Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence

www.nautilusrestaurant.co.nz Come and enjoy superb waterfront dining and hospitality at Nautilus Restaurant, one of the finest restaurants, cafes, function and wedding venues Tauranga has to offer.

www.indiatoday.co.nz When you walk into the restaurant door of India Today, you can smell why! The pungent aromas of Northern Indian cuisine will instantly arouse your taste buds.

www.amphoraonthestrand.co.nz Great food, a warm ambiance and the buzzing atmosphere of the Mediterranean right in the heart of Tauranga.

Zeytin Cafe and Eaterie Located on popular Maunganui Road in the Mount, Zeytin Café and Eaterie will give you the impression that you have stepped into a fashionable Istanbul café.


Waimarino Adventure Park Waimarino is a tranquil paradise situated on the banks of the Wairoa River just 10 minutes from Tauranga city. Our adventure park is focused around the sport of kayaking. Waimarino has been Tauranga’s premier kayaking & recreational destination since 1975.

We offer a number of unique & enjoyable glow-worm kayak tours, a range of corporate team-building options, new conference & function facilities, and after school and holiday care for children. We can provide an exclusive riverside venue for wedding receptions or a fantastic fun day in our park for your group.

Kiwi360 There’s something to see every day of the year – at Kiwi360

www.whiteisland.co.nz White Island Tours offers you the incredible experience of exploring the inner crater of New Zealand’s only active marine volcano – White Island!  Located 49km off the coast of Whakatane, New Zealand, White Island Tours offers its visitors a 6 hour adventure to this fascinating island volcano.

www.springloadedfunpark.co.nz Jet boating, four wheel driving and helicopter flights! It’s all right here at Spring Loaded Adventures, open 7 days a week!

www.aerius.co.nz Aerius Helicopters for Bay of Plenty sightseeing,  joy rides and heli tours.

www.wetnwildrafting.co.nz From mild liquid fun to white knuckle white water, we guarantee the ‘Adventure of a Lifetime’.

Mount Maunganui Hot Salt Water Pools Nestled under Mt Maunganui, this facility has long been a favourite of locals and tourists alike!

www.fernlandspa.co.nz Experience the health benefits of bathing in 100% pure soda, crystal clear non-chlorinated mineral water flowing constantly in all hot pools. Enjoy the ambiance of the main pool or a spacious private spa.

www.quarrypark.org.nz Te Puna Quarry Park is being developed by a dedicated band of volunteers from a disused quarry into a world class park.

www.classicflyersnz.com Classic Flyers is the perfect venue for dining, functions and for a world class aviation museum experience.

www.artgallery.org.nz Tauranga Art Gallery is the first public art gallery in the western Bay of Plenty.

www.theelms.org.nz The Elms historic house museum, the oldest European heritage site in the Bay of Plenty, is an essential stop for all visitors to Tauranga.

Marine and Wildlife Attractions

www.nzdolphin.com We are the only New Zealand Tourism Qualmark endorsed dolphin eco-tour operator in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui.

www.marshallsanimalpark.co.nz Situated adjacent to McLaren Falls Park, this unique attraction is 35 acres of friendly animals and fun. Well-planned walkways guide you to a close-up and personal encounter with domestic and exotic animals.

www.dolphinblue.co.nz Dolphin Blue offers you dolphin watching tours departing from Tauranga

www.seatrek.co.nz SEATREK is a Tauranga based marine charter company offering the opportunity to experience a wide variety of marine   activities on board the Tauranga charter boat ‘Enterprise’. We provide the best marine adventures that New Zealand’s Bay Of Plenty has to offer.
Including Fishing, Diving, Ocean Kayaking, Swimming with Dolphins and Mayor Island (Tuhua) excursions.

www.thebirdgardens.co.nz A beautiful and extensive park and bird sanctuary near Katikati on the edge of the inner Tauranga harbour the Bird gardens feature a wide range of native and colourful birds. Set in delightful gardens of mature trees, lily ponds and wetlands.

www.deepstarcharters.co.nz M.V.DEEPSTAR was built in Picton in 1979 as a Fishing and Diving Charter Boat. She caters for, live on board parties of up to 10 passengers plus crew.

Golf Courses

Tauranga has a few golf courses in and around the area. Click on the link below to find out the best one for you.








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