Located at the entrance to one of the largest natural harbours in New
Zealand and nestled beside a dormant volcanic cone, the towns of
Tauranga and Mount Maunganui are home to the country’s biggest export
port, Port of Tauranga.
Two large marinas hold over a thousand yachts and launches with many
charter boat operators taking keen game fishers out to the
internationally renowned Bay of Plenty deep sea fishing waters and scuba
diving is enjoyed by many.
The harbour hosts many cruise ship visits each summer, boasts
extensive marinas and is popular with windsurfers, jet skiers and all
those who love to spend their leisure time on the water.
Thousands of tourists flock to Tauranga and Mt Maunganui each summer
for its cosmopolitan lifestyle, first-rate cuisine, excellent local
wines and stunning beaches.
The Bay of Plenty’s temperate climate, ideal for growing kiwi fruit,
avocados and sub-tropical fruits, attracts visitors all year round.