Situated on the North Island of New Zealand and the largest city located in the Bay of Plenty, is Tauranga. Named by the early settlers Tauranga meaning Landing place was their home. Through the ages it has become more versatile to residence and tourists.
For the sight seers, visit the Mauao, there you will be able to see the most spectacular views of Mt. Maunganui and other areas and coastlines. To see more sights and admire the landscape fill your day with kayaking or canoeing in the Bay of Plenty. No experience is necessary and all the equipment is there for you to borrow. Venture into the night and learn about and watch the astonishing Glowworms in their natural habitat.
To learn more about the heritage and culture of the city of Tauranga, take a stopover at the Tauranga art gallery. There you will be able to view the paintings and art works of locals, and greats from New Zealand. Their exhibits are always changing and there is something different to look at every month to season.
For children at every age, visit the Living Art Wildlife Park. There you can find a petting zoo for an array of animals, a playground, a barbeque and picnic area and many more activities. Here, they are trying to get everyone involved in the environment and take the knowledge that they learned home, to wherever that is.