SOME FACTS ABOUT TAURANGA
- Tauranga means ‘safe anchorage' and sits right on the water’s edge. It is well-known for its blue skies, warm climate, sparkling harbour and relaxed lifestyle, oh … and award winning beaches.
- Tauranga is New Zealand's fifth largest city and home to 134,400 people.
- Tauranga is one of New Zealand's main centres for business, international trade, culture, fashion and horticultural science.
- Much of the countryside surrounding Tauranga is horticultural land, used to grow a wide range of fresh produce for both domestic consumption and export. There are many kiwifruit and avocado orchards as well as other crops.
- Greater Tauranga is a very popular lifestyle and tourism destination. It features many natural attractions and scenery ranging from popular beaches and harbour environments to lush bush-clad mountains with waterfalls and lakes.
- Due to the temperate climate, outdoor activities are very popular, including golf, tramping (hiking), mountain biking and white water rafting. The Bay of Plenty coastline has miles of golden sandy beaches, and watersports are very popular, including swimming, surfing, fishing, diving, kayaking and kitesurfing. Tourists also enjoy dolphin-watching on specially run boat trips.
- Mauao is our iconic mountain that stands right at the tip of Mount Maunganui. This extinct volcano sits 232m above sea level and its 3.4km circular base track is one of New Zealand’s most popular walks.
- Tauranga is the largest cruise tour port destination in New Zealand. Over 80 cruise ships visit each season, bringing more than 160,000 passengers and 70,000 crew to our shores.
- Tauranga has the fastest growing regional economy (5.7%) and the fastest growing regional job market with 7,900 jobs created in the last year.
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