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…
Tauranga is a great central place to stay. There are many things to do and places of interest within an hour’s drive.
The Karangahake Gorge is home to many scenic walks and hikes, and the Historic Walkway is the easy way to explore the entire main valley. This walkway follows the river and features historic railway and gold mining remains including bridges and a 1.1 km-long rail tunnel (for which a torch is recommended).
McLaren Falls Park is one of Tauranga’s most treasured spots – a 190 hectare parkland situated alongside Lake McLaren. A wonderfully popular place where people can simply relax and enjoy themselves. At McLaren Falls you are able to camp, kayak, swim, go fishing, have a picnic or treat yourself to one of the many walking tracks.
Polynesian Spa is New Zealand’s original and iconic geothermal bathing experience, with exclusive access to both acidic and alkaline natural mineral springs, and unique day spa therapies for the ultimate in rest and relaxation. Polynesian Spa’s geothermal hot mineral waters are sourced from two natural springs and feed into 28 hot mineral pools.
Majestic and magical, the Redwoods Treewalk™ experience is truly a walk to remember. Suspended high above the forest floor, encounter 75-metre-tall redwoods as you walk across eco-suspended bridges and platforms intricately designed to honour and accentuate the stunning natural environment. Regarded by many as one of the best tree top walks in New Zealand.
Secret Spot Hot Tubs is forest bathing at its finest. Soak in your own cedar hot tub surrounded by native ferns, overlooking the stunning Whakarewarewa Forest and Puarenga Stream. Each hot tub accommodates up to six people, with drinks delivered directly to your hot tub at the push of a button.
Step into the enchanting village of Hobbiton™ movie set. Less than an hour away in the heart of the Mighty Waikato region, you can explore the lush pastures of the Shire™ with a guided walking tour of Hobbiton™, as featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies.