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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

30%
$81.00 Save up to $34.00

Rotorua Rail Cruising

40%
$45.50 Save up to $30.50

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

50%
$57.50 Save up to $57.50

Dolphin Encounter and Wildlife Tours - Dolphin Seafaris

40%
$71.00 Save up to $48.00

Rocktopia Climbing Walls - Rock On Pass

50%
$8.50 Save up to $8.50

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Excellent Tasty Lunch Curry Combo

Excellent
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Nice food, friendly staff

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.

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.

Awesome Family Fun Waimarino Water & Adventure Park - Day Pass

Awesome Family Fun
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Awesome day with the whanau. Caters for both young and old. Ample picnic space to set up a gazebo. Nice friendly staff and super safe. Highly recommend. Will definitely be back again.

Fantastic water park for whānau fun Waimarino Water & Adventure Park - Day Pass

Fantastic water park for whānau fun
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The boys had a great afternoon in the water.

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 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 $$$

Worth to try Waimarino Kayak Tours - Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour

Worth to try
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It was okay

Enlightening! Waimarino Kayak Tours - Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour

Enlightening!
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Unmissable and unforgettable. We had an awesome time with our guide Alex, who was friendly and knowledgeable and really made the experience what it was.

Stunning and peaceful Waimarino Kayak Tours - Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour

Stunning and peaceful
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I didn't want it to finish. Very short paddling time so wasn't tiring at all. Beautiful calm lake

Birthday fun Electric Drift Trikes

Birthday fun
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We took along a group of thirteen year old boys and they had a blast. Would definitely do it again!

What a blast Electric Drift Trikes

What a blast
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Had an amazing time. Teenagers were off their phones and laughing and actually interacting with one another. Will absolutely be back!! (Big kids had a blast too)

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.

Dream Day Dolphin and Wildlife Cruise - Half Day

Dream Day
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Wow what an awesome crew and amazing experience! Two pods of dolphins that just wanted to chill with and play. Incredible! And the weather and water couldn't have been better. Dream day. Thank you!

Dolphin Spotting Dolphin and Wildlife Cruise - Half Day

Dolphin  Spotting
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A great day out with the crew got to see so dolphins and even Bruce (Jaws). Great commentary from the skipper about what was going on and where the dolphins where, and Izzy (sorry if i got your name wrong) spotting them. The swell was making it hard to get photos but I got a few good ones. The 4 stars does not mean things where lacking but if everyone gave 5 stars they my slip in the service

Great Experience! Dolphin and Wildlife Cruise - Half Day

Great Experience!
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Thanks to Bradon and Heidi for making this cruise a memorable experience for the seven of us (despite the small number). I wished I had seen any whale, but the leatherback turtles, blue penguins, and pods of dolphins would make up for that. I highly recommend this activity not only to support local businesses but also for those who would like to experience something new, different, and educational.

Shelley Dolphin and Wildlife Cruise - Half Day

Shelley
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Fantastic day out! Highly recommend

Amazing and knowledgeable crew Dolphin and Wildlife Cruise - Half Day

Amazing and knowledgeable crew
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What an amazing day on the water. Dolphins, penguins, other bird life, fish and good conversation.

Brilliant!!! Dolphin and Wildlife Cruise - Half Day

Brilliant!!!
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Friendly crew. I loads of Dolphins to see. Kids loved it too.5/5

Amazing Experience Dolphin and Wildlife Cruise - Half Day

Amazing Experience
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This was an absolute amazing and incredible experience. Brandon and Heidi were a super team and made the day great for everyone. We saw a huge pod of Dolphins, and we were so close to the water that we could hear the dolphins talking in the water. My daughter is autistic and they were really good with her. Thank you

Great trip Dolphin and Wildlife Cruise - Half Day

Great trip
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Great trip, great staff friendly, knowledgeable. We saw a pod of 80 to 100 dolphins which was fabulous. It was an older bigger boat but made very enjoyable by the staff.

Brilliant Dolphin and Wildlife Cruise - Half Day

Brilliant
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We enjoyed our cruise. The timing was just enough, we saw ample dolphins. The cruise itself was smooth sailing, our ‘captain’ was well knowledged, friendly and accomodating. Got to take our own food and drink. Would highly recommend, perfect for all ages and we would definitely consider doing it again Only con would be the toilet room is quite small

Awesome food, great atmosphere,A+ CBK - Lunch

Awesome food, great atmosphere,A+
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Great food, great place to eat, love the atmosphere. I come from working in hospitality and understand big groups are important and bringing in more money that night. But unfortunately they were all seated after me but got all their drinks before me, settling them was more important which again I understand, my boss would tell me to focus on bigger groups more but yes that let's down smaller tables and we waited about 20 minutes just for two soft drinks.. Due to them taking all drink orders then bringing them their drinks.. Other than that, enjoyed my food and the experience was great, loved the mini junior stone grill. We will definitely be back. Just perhaps when larger groups are booked in, just one extra waiter on, can ensure no customers get a bit left behind.. Thanks :)

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