Centrally located, for the best experiences.

From CitySide Hotel you can stroll to the corner and you are in the CBD! Take a walk through ‘Thirty Eight Elizabeth’, the brand new flagship Farmers store and contemporary shopping and dining precinct. Walk down Devonport Road to the many waterfront restaurants and bars on ‘The Strand’ and enjoy the views from the harbourside promenade. Enjoy outdoor dining on Wharf Street.

Visit the latest exhibitions at the Tauranga Art Gallery. Downtown Tauranga has all the major banks and a selection of national and local retailers. Check out some of our local favourites…


Cycling Daisy Hardwick

Our favourite Tauranga Cycling Trails

CitySide Hotel is located within a few kilometres of the starting points for three of Tauranga’s popular cycle trails.

You can download a handy map here: Download Tauranga Cycle Trail Map.

Historic Tauranga trail (14km return)

Historic Tauranga Trail

This trail travels past historic sites that recall interactions between British settlers and Māori tribes more than 150 years ago and runs from The Strand to Gate Pā.

Port to Park trail (8.4km return)

Pork to Park Trail

This trail provides the best harbour views across to Mauao (Mount Maunganui), Matakana Island, and the Kaimai ranges and runs from Sulphur Point to Matua’s Fergusson Park.

Waikareao Estuary (8.7km loop)

Waikareao Estuary

This trail follows the shoreline of this large tidal estuary through native bush, mangroves and saltwater marshes – starting and finishing at Maxwells Road, Pillans Point.

For more information on these cycle trails and several more in the area, visit bayofplentynz.com.