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Explore New Zealand's North Island with its
unique 7 unique geographical regions and diverse natural beauty,
from soaring mountain peaks, fiords, lakes, rivers, native rugged
bush, the majestic volcanoes of the North Island's central plateau
to the central North Island skifields of Whakapapa and Turoa
by bus and coach from Tauranga.
(Pop: 101,000) is New Zealand's
6th largest city, located of the western Bay of Plenty on the east coast of
the North Island of New Zealand.
Located 205kms southeast from Auckland, 105 km east of Hamilton and 85 km
north of Rotorua, Tauranga - meaning "Sheltered Waters", is the largest
residential and commercial area of the coastal Bay of Plenty region.
Tauranga is located at the head of a large harbour which extends along the
western Bay of Plenty, and is protected by Matakana Island. The town and
headland of Mount Maunganui stand at the entrance to
the harbour, five kilometres north of Tauranga.
"The Mount", as it is known, is often regarded as a satellite town of
Tauranga, although it is technically a suburb. Its is one of the major
resort cities in New Zealand, famous for its beautiful beaches.
With its fertile lands and pleasant climate making it the centre of a large
kiwi fruit and citrus growing area. With pride is its colonial heritage with
Gate Pa battle site and Otamataha Pa Military Cemetery and its scenic views
including the McLaren and Omanawa Falls.
Tauranga is caters for business, international trade,
culture, technology, fashion, entertainment, education and science.
It is home to renowned institutions covering a broad range of professional
and cultural fields and is one of the most substantial economic places,
with the largest port in New Zealand, the Port of Tauranga.
Tauranga's suburbs and other
areas include The Avenues, Matua, Tauriko, Otumoetai, Bethlehem, Greerton,
Ohauiti, Brookfield, Maungatapu and Welcome Bay, and the northern coastal
strip of Mount Maunganui, Omanu, Arataki, Bayfair,
Papamoa and Papamoa East.
Tauranga Festival is held
February/March and the National Jazz Festival is held at Easter.
Tauranga is in modern buses and coaches with
InterCity Coachlines operating a fleet
of eco-friendly air conditioned buses with reclining seats and foot
Newmans Coachlines operate premier
services using a fleet of modern eco-friendly air conditioned coaches
featuring reclining seats with foot and head rests and onboard toilet/washroom
If you want to explore and see New Zealand's unique scenic beauty
from Tauranga, there is a range of ''Hop On/Hop Off' bus and
ferry passes giving you
value for money travel.