Tauranga is New Zealand’s fifth largest city behind Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, and Hamilton. Tauranga is the largest cruise tour port destination in New Zealand.
Tauranga is blessed with a beautiful coastline. White sand beaches and water-based adventures are abundant in its surroundings, with more than enough choices to keep all visitors nice and busy. Mt Maunganui and Papamoa are the local go-tos for keen surfers, swimmers and sun bathers. If you want to head a bit further out, Waihi Beach is another popular option.
A bronze statue named Tangaroa has stood at the entrance to Tauranga Harbour since 1976.
Tēnā koutou katoa ngā whānui o tea o, nau mai, haere mai ki Aotearoa.
Greetings to all the peoples of the world, welcome to New Zealand.
New Zealand is a sophisticated and unspoilt land with truly breath-taking scenery. One minute you can be soaking in natural thermal pools or scaling glorious mountains, the next you are enjoying fine dining in absolute luxury. It is 100% pure – pure nature, pure adventure, pure relaxation – no wonder it is the envy of the world. The modern urban lifestyle, stable political environment and friendly people attract millions of visitors every year, and they keep coming back. Our primary language is English and our exchange rate tends to benefit visitors. Come visit us. Live and breathe the Kiwi way of life for a while and see why visitors don’t want to leave Aotearoa, the ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’.
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