See Health and Fitness for information on Gyms and Pools, or go to the Bay of Plenty Tourism website, The Best of Tauranga website or the New Zealand Tourism website for further information on some of the exciting things to do in the region.
Mauao (Mount Maunganui) Base Track
Mauao’s 3.4km base track is a natural playground for fitness and enjoying fabulous views and native trees and animals.
The track allows walkers and joggers to pass by scenery ranging from remote beaches to rocky cliffs. There’s also a good chance to see animals such as sea lions or whales from various points on the path or watch ships come in and out of the busy Port of Tauranga.
The popularity of the track is evident on any given day of the year, rain or shine, summer or winter the path is rarely empty. In January 2006, nearly 110,000 people strolled around the base track – the highest month on record since counters were installed.
The average yearly figure for users of the base track is a staggering 700,000 people
Family bored on the weekends? Staff needs to bond a bit better? Shake off the malaise and go down to blokart heaven for some fun and excitement with the blokart landsailers. Whether for a 15-minute thrill or a full-day blast they cater for everyone – no matter what the age. And they’re open 7 days.
They cater for: Casual hire, Learning to sail, Corporate fun days, Business house racing, Team building, School education programmes, Sales and accessories.
Waimarino Adventure Park
Waimarino is situated on the banks of the Wairoa River just 10 minutes from Tauranga city. This tranquil paradise is based around the sport of kayaking
and over the past 30 years Waimarino has become Tauranga’s premier kayak/canoe location.
Cargo Shed Creative Art Market
The Cargo Shed Creative Art Market is a place where local artists make their artworks and crafts available for sale to the public. You can go in and see artists and crafts people at work and have a chat with them while you check out and purchase their wares.
The Cargo Shed is open every Saturday and Sunday and also opens on any weekdays that cruise ships are docked at the Port of Tauranga.
To find out more about the Cargo Shed visit their website.
Tauranga Art Gallery
The Tauranga Art Gallery is the first public art gallery in the western Bay of Plenty and definitely worth a visit.
Situated on the corner of Wharf and Willow Streets, in the heart of the CBD, the building has been designed to meet modern art gallery standards. The Gallery opened to the public on Saturday 20th October 2007.
The Gallery delivers exhibitions of historical, modern and contemporary art. Exhibitions are developed in house by Gallery staff with the balance being a mix of touring exhibitions from other institutions and artist projects with education a key focus. A range of education and visitor programmes is developed around the exhibitions to enhance our visitors' experience with staff tailoring programmes to make use of the current exhibitions and aligning them with the national education curriculum.
Visitor programmes include debates, floor talks, guided tours, seminars, screenings, performances and artist residencies.
Omanu Golf Club - 98 Matapihi Road, Matapihi 07 575 5957
Renner Park Golf Club - Oropi Road, Tauranga 07 543 4954
Tauranga Golf Club - Racecourse Reserve, Cameron Road, Tauranga 07 578 8465
Mt Maunganui Golf Club - 15 Fairway Avenue, Mt Maunganui 07 572 7044
Otumoetai Golf Club - 25 Bureta Road, Otumoetai 07 576 9739