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Visit Tauranga | Bookme's Travel Guide for Tauranga

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A visit to Tauranga or Mount Maunganui will make you feel like you are in a holiday paradise! With so much on offer in this upbeat city, you’ll never get bored. Swim or take a surfing lesson at one of New Zealand’s best beaches, hire a fat tyre bike and ride along the beach or simply relax and soak up the atmosphere. If you’re in the mood for exploring, take a scenic cruise to see Dolphins and other marine life, or take a scenic helicopter flight over White Island – an active volcano! When evening falls you can visit the stunning Glow worms by kayak and finish with some fantastic beachside or harbourside dining.

Things to do & deals for Tauranga

Deals for Tauranga

Rotorua Rafting - Grade 5 White Water Rafting

50%
$52.50 Save $52.50

Kaituna Cascades - The Original Grade 5 Kaituna White Water Rafting Company

50%
$52.50 Save $52.50

Dolphin and Wildlife Cruise - Half Day

42%
$99.00 Save $71.00

Kewpie Cruises - One Hour Scenic Harbour Cruise

50%
$15.00 Save $15.00

Waimarino Kayak Tours - Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour

42%
$78.00 Save $57.00

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Tranquil bliss Fernland Spa - Main Hot Pool Entry

Tranquil bliss
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Lovely and peaceful on a Monday morning. Clean and comfortable. No spa jets just soft warm mineral water. Ahhh

Excellent Adventure Glow Worm Kayaking Experience - NZ Kayaker

Excellent Adventure
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Tim Taylor took us to the magical kingdom of glow worms and shared with us his knowledge of the Mclaren Falls Park. We even saw some deer. The group was small and the evening was breathtakingly beautiful. Tim made some nice photos which he shared with us a few days later in high resolution. He is such a great guy full of adventure himself and is ready to share his knowledge of kayaking. Highly recommended to anyone in love with nature and adventure.

Love it every time Waimarino Water & Adventure Park - Family Pass

Love it every time
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Love this place as there is something for everyone. We have taken our whole famy a few times, grandparents inuded. We took our 3 year old and she loves to be paddled around in a canoe and there's a cool little slightly warm pool for her and kids of all ages love the slip n slide. There's every thing from canoes, paddle boards, diving boards, swing, blob, trampoline on and off the water, rock climbing wall, paddle boats slip in slide warm pool and plenty of picnic tables and trees to picnic under. 5 stars well worth it. You can have as much fun as you like.

Super Fun Waimarino Water & Adventure Park - Day Pass

Super Fun
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The stand out were the staff, they were friendly, encouraging and took safety very seriously which was impressive. The activities are great for all levels of ability and if you have some courage stored up for a sunny day then this is the place for you :-) We were between 35-40yrs old and had a blast trying the BLOB and hydro slide. Great day out!

Not just a water park Waimarino Water & Adventure Park - Day Pass

Not just a water park
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Our extended family of 11, from 2yrs - 52yrs, were very impressed with this established & well maintained park! It's clean & tidy & the staff are very helpful, knowledgeable & experienced. There's much more to this place then just water activities. We spent the day on the water, as well as, rock climbing, abseiling, volleyball, & trampolining. There's something for everyone. Give it a go, you won't be disappointed!

Fun day out in a beautiful setting Waimarino Water & Adventure Park - Day Pass

Fun day out in a beautiful setting
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Great fun in a beautiful setting on the river- lots to do for all ages. The activities kept all our multigenerational family happy- especially the teenagers . What a brilliant faculty on the edge of Tauranga.

Fun filled day Waimarino Water & Adventure Park - Family Pass

Fun filled day
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You can find discounts for Waimarino on book me Tauranga. You can pack a picnic and there are loads of activities for adults and children. Definitely worth the $$$

Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour Waimarino Kayak Tours - Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour

Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour
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Highly recommended, fun yet safety conscious tour suitable for all ages. Fantastic experience, for my first ever glow worm kayaking evening tour. Out guides Jono and Emile, ran things like clockwork, oozing with professionalism. Clearly both are highly experienced kayakers. There was no waiting around, everything was so well organised that our evening flowed calmly and smoothly without a hiccup. The wine and nibbles set the scene right from the start. I am an experienced kayaker so didn’t need any additional assistance. We had a few in our group who had never kayaked. They were given all the guidance they needed to relax and thoroughly enjoy the misty kayak to and from the glow worm cave. And man, that cave blew my mind!!! Thanks for a fantastic evening and a definite highlight of my North Island holiday.

Delicious Rye Bar & Grill - From the Pit

Delicious
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Good atmosphere, great food, friendly staff, highly recommended.

Ahmed’s Review Island and Wildlife Cruise - Full Day

Ahmed’s Review
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Amazing stuff

Great Last day of 2017! Island and Wildlife Cruise - Full Day

Great Last day of 2017!
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We had a great day out on the ocean! The staff were fantastic and ensured an unforgettable experience. We saw hundreds of dolphins and spent almost 2 hours at an island, where we had lunch and enjoyed some swimming. I would definately recommend this to anyone!

Great dolphin watching trip Island and Wildlife Cruise - Full Day

Great dolphin watching trip
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Really enjoyed the full day boat trip, great views around the Bay of Plenty, saw a couple of penguins, some flying fish, lots of seabirds and several pods of amazing dolphins swimming right up close to the boat.

Amazing Expirience!! Great crew! Island and Wildlife Cruise - Full Day

Amazing Expirience!! Great crew!
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When I saw people had said it was the best day ever I never believed that it would be exactly that. Beautiful weather. Great staff. And to beat all of that, whales🐳 Didn’t see much for the first 3 hours and then it all came at once! Highly recommended!😅

So adorable Island and Wildlife Cruise - Full Day

So adorable
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It was awesome day, we saw heap dolphins also hammerhead shark, penguins and nearly midday cruise stopped near small island for relax as I swam pretty close with seals, so awesome day but just one thing we wouldn’t know on cruise got nothing for us, the ticket full price excld everything! So please list detail for customer must bring your own lunch due to we would like to buy some meal but on cruise got frozen meal but was expired!!! So we have one day trip and have no food for whole day, so I might say it was my fault not prepared food but Bookme must revise your advertise include all detail about that. Anyway all great :)

Beyond words and comparison Orca Wild Adventures - Dolphin Swimming

Beyond words and comparison
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This was probably my most beautiful adventure ever. Orca Wild Adventures team guided us safely through so many different sea world creatures from dolphins to blue sharks, two huge turtles, sea fish and at the end swimming with a seal in the picturesque bay. Thank you so much for your excellence and professionalism with a lot of love and subtly.

Super trip Orca Wild Adventures - Dolphin Swimming

Super trip
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Nice to swim and ser sine dolfines...

Perfect day in Tauranga! Orca Wild Adventures - Dolphin Swimming

Perfect day in Tauranga!
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What a beautiful day with the wonderful Orca Wild Adventures!! Mark, Claire and Pauline were very friendly. They made sure everyone was having a great time on the boat and in the water during the snorkling trip. We got the chance to see somme dolphins, pilot whales (for the first time of the season!!), a nz seal waving at us, flying fish and many other ones... Loved my day out! Would definitely recommend this trip with them if you're in Tauranga!!

Great Trip Orca Wild Adventures - Dolphin Swimming

Great Trip
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Hi, the trip was really amazing and ful of creatures and dolphins. We recommend this trip to all of you guys!

Magical Dolphins Orca Wild Adventures - Dolphin Swimming

Magical Dolphins
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We had a really great time on the boat. We were a small group, so we had enough place on the boat. We had very good luck and we spot about 200 Dolphins which where hunting. It was magical! Further we saw about 6-10 whales. The staff was more than friendly! I can't complain something. Do it!

Perfect Day ! Orca Wild Adventures - Dolphin Swimming

Perfect Day !
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After having unfortunately canceled the excursion of January 6th because of the wind too strong, I was able to postpone the following day because the conditions were better. And what a lucky man I am ! We saw an incredible amount of dolphins and whales (different species), snorkel in a beautiful bay and the must for me was to swim with 2 seals in just perfect conditions. To see them in their element, swim with such grace and come so close to us will probably remain one of my best memories in New Zealand after a 1 year trip! I would also like to sincerely thank the wonderful crew, Mark flying and cooking, Rome & Claire always smiling and caring, very kind ! Thank You so much to Orca Wild Adventures, definitly worth it !!!

Best day ever Orca Wild Adventures - Dolphin Swimming

Best day ever
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We had the most amazing day thanks to Mark and the girls. They’re just so lovely, funny, caring and passionate about what they are doing. We had the best time swimming with dolphins, snorkeling with seals, a great lunch.... just the best day ever. A def MUST do! Thank you so much Orca Wild adventures!!!

Great experience! Orca Wild Adventures - Dolphin Swimming

Great experience!
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Saw a huge pod of dolphins and some Nz fur seals and even managed to come across a HUGE whale shark! They staff were super lovely and offered us hot drinks after every swim because the weather was a bit cold the day we went!

Great trip Kewpie Cruises - One Hour Scenic Harbour Cruise

Great trip
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Friendly staff 💕 I enjoyed a lot

Confidence booster. Rocktopia Climbing Walls - Rock On Pass

 Confidence booster.
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My three teens developed confidence in their abilities as they safely climbed the various interesting walls.

Fantastic Rocktopia Climbing Walls - Rock On Pass

Fantastic
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Staff were amazing! Really loved our time there

Awesome Rocktopia Climbing Walls - Rock On Pass

Awesome
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This is exactly like what you see on their website! Love love love and so did the kids. We will definitely be back !!

Rocktopia Rocktopia Climbing Walls - Rock On Pass

Rocktopia
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Great fun for the kids 1 hour unlimited play.....only disappointment is that I planned our day around our 9am session start stated by bookme when in actual fact session times don't start till 10am.....advised staff who stated they had notified bookme to rectify the time sessions

Amazing experience for all Rocktopia Climbing Walls - Rock On Pass

Amazing experience for all
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So much fun! Myself and my 3 older children loved this experience! The staff were very informative and friendly, helpful and encouraging! We sat and enjoyed a coffee, milkshake and ice blocks which was all well priced and yummy! Thanks loads everyone!A+++++

Rock on Rocktopia Climbing Walls - Rock On Pass

Rock on
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Its the second time we have been here so much fun, my son want to go again a hour is just not long enough for him.

Awesome Rocktopia Climbing Walls - Rock On Pass

Awesome
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We love this place! The staff at clip 'n 'climb was so helpful. Will be back!

Fantastic family fun Rocktopia Climbing Walls - Rock On Pass

Fantastic family fun
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Great activity for a family or group of children, we took 8 children they all had a blast. Plenty of walls to climb, very little waiting to have a turn. A great challenge in a safe environment.

Great experience for kids Rocktopia Climbing Walls - Rock On Pass

Great experience for kids
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My kids enjoyed the different challenges set on each climbing wall.

Awesome Rocktopia Climbing Walls - Rock On Pass

Awesome
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Just remember the slide and the ‘jump’ aren’t included so another $8 for a couple go’s on them. Great staff member on who engaged and humoured the kids.

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