Best of Tauranga Attractions & Luxury Tours, New Zealand
Bay of Plenty - New Zealand’s biggest port and largest bay
Tauranga sits under the shadow of the mighty Mauao (Mt Maunganui) and greets incoming visitors to New Zealand’s biggest port and largest bay. Popularly known as the Bay of Plenty, there are definitely plenty of activities to partake of in this water loving town.
World travelers come to jet ski, water ski, windsurf and more. Over a thousand yachts find shelter here and many can be chartered for an exciting day of deep sea fishing, or scuba diving down into the blue depths where old wrecks, volcanic caves and colorful reefs can be explored.
Several historic areas, such as the Historic Elms Mission House, can be viewed by private walking tours around Tauranga. Also, check out the Strand waterfront which displays cultural art, includes a children’s watery play section and has numerous shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants scattered about. This area also reveals an energetic nightlife.
Special Culinary Experiences
Hot on the Rocks – Located on the Strand, this fun restaurant serves up New Zealand and European cuisine, as well as steaks cooked in full view on their impressive stone grill.
Dui’s Restaurant of Fine Thai Cuisine – Living up to its name, this fine establishment provides delicious Thai dishes prepared with only the freshest produce by its New Zealand 5 star Chef Dui.
Seascape Villa – This B&B provides luxury accommodations, incredible New Zealand and Russian cuisine and fine wines all enveloped in traditional New Zealand hospitality.
Tauranga’s Boutique Hotel – One of Tauranga’s best luxury boutique hotels where style, elegance and comfort combine to give you a dreamy place to spend your luxury Tauranga tour.
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