Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Tauranga

The beaches and parks provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Tauranga. This city's cafés, hiking and shopping attract many visitors, and its romantic and walkable location add to the charm. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Tauranga

Are you searching for things to do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Tauranga a fun place to get away. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Tenpin Tauranga (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Tauranga South Bowling Club (0.7 mi / 1 km)
  • Tauranga Golf Club (2 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Mills Reef Winery (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Waimarino Adventure Park (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Mount Hot Pools (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Tauranga

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, January, February, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 72°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Tauranga

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Tauranga is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Memorial Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Fernland Spa (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Robbins Park (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Waimarino Adventure Park (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Blake Park (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Oropi Hot Pools (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Tauranga

Fly into Tauranga (TRG), the closest airport, located 3.4 mi (5.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional), which is 29 mi (46.7 km) away.

Where to stay near Tauranga?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 554 house rentals near Tauranga. From 385 Houses to 98 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Tauranga for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Tauranga?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Tauranga. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Mount Maunganui: 269 vacation rentals
  • Bethlehem: 26 vacation rentals
  • Omanu: 64 vacation rentals
  • Tauranga South Bowling Club: 544 vacation rentals
  • Mount Maunganui: 587 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Tauranga! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Tauranga?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Tauranga:

  • Pyes Pa: 431 rentals
  • Rotorua: 375 rentals
  • Papamoa: 511 rentals
  • Waihi Beach: 205 rentals
  • Maketu: 159 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Tauranga?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Tauranga. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Tauranga South Bowling Club: 544 vacation homes
  • Mount Maunganui: 587 vacation homes
  • Tauranga Golf Club: 516 vacation homes
  • Mount Maunganui Beach: 567 vacation homes
  • Fergusson Park: 565 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around Tauranga listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.