The greater district of Tauranga is the fastest growing city in New Zealand. This is driven by the warmer and sunny climate and the lifestyle attributes of the city. Tauranga has everything. Tauranga is a very young city and therefore heritage sites do not feature greatly.

The Port of Tauranga and the Kiwi Fruit Industry are the two most significant commercial industries, but tourism and the ‘aged’ industry/care are two very significant economic drivers. The Tauranga district has the highest percentage of retirees in the country.

The city of Tauranga is able to provide all services that are expected of a growing city.

From an ‘old’ perspective there are a small number of quality heritage sites these include The Elms just north of the city and the state highway 1 and Cameron Road on the key metro intersection.

The Aspen Tree is one of the country’s top ten introduced old trees, and the Post Office building is vintage and classic architecture.

The Railway Bridge is in use and has a pedestrian walkway attached. This is commended Walk, made all the more interesting should the walk coincide with a train.

The War Memorial in the Memorial Park is a compelling monument that in design allowed for the future????

The churches in Tauranga are all new. The representation is the Tauranga Methodist Church.

There are two heritage listed Hotel buildings, but the Tauranga Hotel is the only one continuing to trade.

The Air Museum by the Tauranga Airport is also a must visit.

Tauranga is a bustling, fun loving and interesting place. A two to three day stay is required to soak up what is on offer.


Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course