Tauranga: Based in the heart of the ‘kiwifruit country’
The city of Tauranga is in the heart of ‘kiwifruit country’. Tauranga is beautifully located at the entrance to a natural harbour in the Bay of Plenty. Eighty percent of New Zealand’s kiwifruit exports are grown in the Bay of Plenty by over 2,000 growers. The agricultural industry continues to thrive in the region. Its close proximity to the Port of Tauranga, the highest number of sunshine hours in the North Island, a semi-tropical climate, and fertile soils make this region a highly profitable agricultural hub. But there is more…
Tauranga: One of New Zealand’s hot spots
The bustling city of Tauranga is the largest in the Bay of the Plenty and one of the fastest growing cities in New Zealand. Downtown Tauranga has several historically significant areas to explore during scenic walks. Tauranga’s harbour provides the urban area with a magnificent waterfront setting. Fishing, sailing, diving and dolphin tours are easy-to-arrange excursions. Visitors can also check out some of the local natural beauty spots, such as McLaren Falls or the Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park.
Tauranga: Rich in Maori history
The name Tauranga means ‘safe anchorage’ or ‘resting place’. It was settled by Maori, the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand, late in the 13th century. Only one hour’s drive from Tauranga lies geothermal Rotorua – also rich in Maori history. With its boiling mud pools, geysers and natural hot springs Rotorua offers a unique and unforgettable experience.