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Tauranga travel guide

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You're Going to Love Tauranga

With a population of 130,000, Tauranga is the fifth-largest city in New Zealand and the major urban center of the Bay of Plenty on the North Island's east coast. Set back behind Matakana Island by a large natural harbor, it is famous for its beaches, water sports, and superb natural landscape.

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When to Visit Tauranga

Tauranga has a sheltered position on the east coast and a warm, dry climate. The summer months are the most popular with visitors.

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How to Get to Tauranga

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Where to Stay in Tauranga

Hotel On Devonport on Devonport Road has good accommodation in the center of town. The Sebel Trinity Wharf Tauranga on Dive Crescent is a little more luxurious with great harbor views.

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Shopping Streets

Bayfair in the Mount and downtown Tauranga are the two main shopping areas in the city. You can buy a huge range of outdoor and water sports gear along with locally designed wood carvings and souvenirs.

Groceries and Other

Supermarkets in the area include Pak'nSave and New World. A quart of milk in Tauranga costs NZ$2.62 and a loaf of white bread is NZ$2.01.

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Where to Eat in Tauranga

Mills Reef Winery and Restaurant on Moffat Road offers fine dining in a beautiful vineyard environment. Slow Fish on Marine Parade, meanwhile, has good, simple cooking right on the beach. You will pay around NZ$20 in a laid-back restaurant and NZ$50 in an upscale eatery.