5 Things to do in Tauranga
Tauranga is a popular tourist spot throughout the New Zealand summer. With great beaches and things to do it is a place you can’t miss.
If you are visiting Tauranga check out this 5 things to do
Mount Maunganui Main Beach – The Mount main beach is a popular place with tourists and locals with nice places to get a coffee, ice cream, drinks and food. It is a surf beach so if you are keen, bring your surfboard and hire one from the local shops. Also you can hire kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and jet skis from Pilot Bay just a few minutes’ walk from the main beach
Go up the Mount – Going up the Mount is something you definitely must do. There are two ways you can go up, one with mainly steps and the other with gravel path most the way. The way up is not too hard so a person with a normal level of fitness should be okay. Once at the top you will have an incredible view of the region and appreciate the beauty of the sea. If you decide not go up you can walk around the base of the Mount and that should take you around 45 minutes.
Mount Hot Pools – After you went up the Mount or finish surfing you can soak and relax at the Mount Hot Pools. With different temperature pools and spa pools ranging from 33.4°C and 39.7°C you will have plenty of choices to enjoy.
Eating and shopping at the Mount - The Mount centre strip will offer you plenty of options to grab a bite or a drink. With a hand full of cafes and restaurants with diverse cuisine styles from Turkish to Mexican, Japanese, Indian and various coffee shops. The strip also has lots of great retails shops and if you are looking for gifts to someone special or for yourself you will find in there.
Tauranga Waterfront – It is an area popular with tourists and locals especially on the weekend. You will normally find the place full with families and kids playing along. You can also cross the old railway bridge by foot or bicycle. Great restaurants in the area will give you extra reason to visit the waterfront.
Where to have a nice cup of coffee in Tauranga? We recommend Café 88 (88 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui City Centre)