Tauranga Tourist Attractions

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Tauranga is situated on the east coast of the North Island and boasts a warm climate and great beaches. Enjoy great shopping and dining as well as a range of exciting attractions and activities. Check out the 5 attractions we recommend visiting, all easily accessible by rental car.

White Island Tours

Departing from the Whakatane Wharf (90km from Tauranga), White Island Tours takes you on an informative journey around one of the world’s most fascinating volcanoes. Learn about the history of the island and take in the unique surroundings and marine life in the 80-minute tour.


Learn all about the incredible NZ kiwifruit on a fascinating and fun tour at Kiwi360. Ride the KiwiKart around Kiwi360 on an informative 40-minute tour and relax in the cafe afterwards while enjoying some kiwifruit delights.

Butler’s Swim With Dolphins

The Tauranga Dolphin Company offers an exciting, unique and natural dolphin experience. With the choice of free swimming, using the swim bar or spectating, Butler’s Swim with Dolphins provides a memorable experience for everyone.

Mount Tutu Eco-Sanctuary

A relaxing and special experience awaits you at Mount Tutu Eco-Sanctuary. Nestled in the Temperate Rainforest, the secluded, peaceful retreat offers eco-accommodation, nature and wildlife, including a glowworm tour in the evening.

Marshalls Animal Park

Set in 35 acres of parkland with observation points and well-planned walkways, this is a great place to bring the kids for some close-up encounters with domestic and exotic animals.

View more Tauranga attractions and activities.

New Zealand Rent A Car has a variety of reliable Tauranga rental cars to get you around, wherever your visit to Tauranga takes you.

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