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SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. Tauranga
Near new warm and comfy with all amenities.

PLEASE NOTE that for additional guests, there is another bed room with a queen bed available at an additional charge. My home is close to restaurants, night life and public transport. Guests keep telling us how easy it is to get to Mount Maunganui beaches Tauranga central and further afield. My home is good for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers. NOTE kitchen closes at 8pm. Heating food in microwave OK but no cooking.

$25 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Tauranga
A1 - YouR CozY RooM @ Tauranga CBD

Private room in a centrally located apartment. Close to everything, 2 min walks to the bus stop, information centre, city, restaurants, and waterfront. Ideal for couples or single travellers. Free WIFI. Free street parking. Fully self contained. Grocery store in the building, espresso & soft brew bar across the road. When you make a booking, please read your itinerary for the directions and check-in instructions!

$32 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Tauranga
Garden Studio with Bathroom and Kitchenette

Newly renovated, detached garden studio suite with ensuite and kitchenette. Separate entrance, private outdoor patio area and on site parking. Kitchenette includes tea/coffee/sugar/milk, kettle, toaster, fridge, microwave and single cooktop. Cereals, fruit and breakfast condiments are provided. Also TV, Chromecast and Ultrafast WiFi. We are in the beautiful suburb of Matua and handy to the beach, parks, shops, and 10-minute drive to city.

$43 per night

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Bayfair Shopping Centre93 locals recommend
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Bethlehem Town Centre19 locals recommend
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Memorial Park14 locals recommend
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PAK'nSAVE Cameron Road6 locals recommend
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McDonald's Tauranga3 locals recommend
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Bobby's Fresh Fish Market Waterfront Tauranga12 locals recommend

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Argyll Reserve Studio
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Comfort and Convenience in Fifth Avenue.
$38 per night
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  1. Entire guest suite
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Nikau Palm Hideaway Studio in Bellevue Tauranga
$47 per night
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Flat nestled in quiet neighbourhood!
$22 per night
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  1. Entire loft
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Historic Barn Loft - Private & Spacious
$52 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. Tauranga
The 'Whare' - A hidden Mount Gem
$31 per night
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  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Tauranga
Waterfront Studio - Geothermal heated pool
$75 per night
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  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Tauranga
New Modern Apartment - Walk to CBD
$62 per night
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  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Tauranga
Close to EVERYTHING!
$55 per night
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  1. Tiny home
  2. Tauranga
Pendeen Cottage - NEW Tiny Home - No Cleaning Fee!
$80 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. Tauranga
Tranquil Private Room Overlooking Lagoon Reserve
$31 per night
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Tauranga
Retreat to your own private Tiki Hut
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Your guide to Tauranga

All About Tauranga

Between the rich green of the Kaimai Ranges and the sparkling blue Pacific Ocean is the harbor city of Tauranga, part of New Zealand’s beautiful Bay of Plenty region. On the east coast of the North Island, Tauranga has some of the country’s most beloved beaches. The golden sands of Mount Maunganui and Papamoa Beach have plenty of space for swimming, surfing, and kitesurfing, while sailors, kayakers, and paddleboarders have all the fun in the extensive harbor, sheltered by the forested barrier of Matakana Island.

The marine environment offshore from Tauranga’s many bays and islands is rich and popular with scuba divers. Before sunset, head across to Pilot Bay Beach to sit on the soft golden sand and watch the sun go down behind Mount Maunganui. Apart from all these natural treasures, Tauranga is also a cultural hub, with an art gallery showcasing historical and contemporary works, an aviation museum, and a lively center full of shops and restaurants.


How do I get around Tauranga?

Tauranga is less than a three-hour drive from Auckland International Airport (AKL); domestic flights arrive at Tauranga Airport (TRG), less than two miles from the city center. Inter-city buses from Auckland take around five hours. Bay Hopper buses connect the city with other towns in the Bay of Plenty, while there are plenty of local buses in Tauranga and its outlying suburbs. The city is pretty level and walkable, and bike rentals are available, including e-bikes.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Tauranga?

The upper half of the North Island has a subtropical climate, and Tauranga combines this with a coastal influence, creating pleasant conditions year-round and little variation in temperature. The Bay of Plenty has the most sunshine hours in the country, although it can rain any time of the year in New Zealand, so be sure to pack waterproof clothing. Summertime extends from November through April, while the coldest and wettest months are June and July. School summer holidays in January see Tauranga and its beaches busy with vacationers, creating a lively buzz. On Easter weekend, a large national jazz festival in Tauranga brings a carnival atmosphere with markets and a vintage car parade. Multiple stages are set up through the central city, attracting some of the best local and international jazz and blues artists.


What are the top things to do in Tauranga?

Boat cruises

Consider taking a boat cruise through Tauranga’s inner harbor, where mangroves and tidal mudflats shelter oystercatchers and godwits. Alternatively, cruise or paddle to Matakana Island and spend time picnicking on the barrier island’s pristine white-sand beaches. Further out, your boat could be shadowed by pods of dolphins, and during certain times of the year, you may spot turtles and orcas.

Mount Maunganui

Mount Maunganui is a mountain, a beach, and a suburb. The 800-foot summit of the extinct volcano is popular to climb — particularly at dawn — for spectacular 360-degree views across the landscape and ocean. There are two trail options, and the climb takes around 40 minutes on good paths. After your climb, cool off with a dip at Main Beach in the summer or go for a soak at the Mount Hot Pools in the winter.

Kaiate Falls

Kaiate Falls/Te Rerekawau is a pair of waterfalls located a 30-minute drive east of Taurang amongst the lush rainforest. The first cascade is an 80-foot set of three tiers, with a 50-foot single-drop waterfall below it. From the parking lot, two short looped tracks lead around sections of the falls. Note that the path can be steep and slippery in places.