Hemmed in by the Kaimai-Mamaku mountain range and south of the Coromandel Peninsula, Tauranga is a place of beautiful harbours, miles of pristine white surf beaches and an idyllic lifestyle. The sparkling waterfront city is one of the fastest growing areas in the country.
Your Mount Maunganui accommodation - Capri on Pilot Bay - is a 10-minute drive over the harbour bridge to Tauranga or, during the summer months, you can catch a ferry from Pilot Bay to the Strand.
In and on the Water
Tauranga offers big city lifestyle at its own pace and is a popular place with those who love spending leisure time on the water. Two large marinas offer room for over a thousand yachts. Many charter boat operators take keen game fishers out to the internationally renowned deep see fishing waters in the area and scuba diving is enjoyed by many.
Enjoy some Time Out
The purposely developed Strand offers many restaurants, cafes and bars - you’ll always find a buzzing atmosphere here. There is a growing range of cultural activities and some great markets, events and festivals throughout the year. Tauranga is also home to many reserves, parks and walkways. A great place for bushwalks and bird watching.
Watch the Cruise Ships
Located at the entrance to one of the largest natural harbours and New Zealand’s most important export harbour, Tauranga and Mount Maunganui are home to the country’s biggest export port, the Port of Tauranga. It is also home to more than 40 cruise ship visits each summer, which dock right outside your Mount Maunganui apartment on the edge of Pilot Bay.
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