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How to Reach

By Car

If you are coming from Auckland you will have to go along state highway 2. You will need to turn onto 2 then turn onto 27 and then turn again onto 29, this should take you on a straight all the way to Tauranga a trip of just over 200km. Tauranga also has an airport with regular Air New Zealand direct flights from Auckland and Wellington and Christchurch.

By Bus

Naked Bus offers daily departures to most North Island locations, including Waitomo Caves, with fares starting at .

Key places to visit
White Island, Te Puna Quarry Park , Mount Maunganui, Katikati Bird Gardens, The Kiwi Asylum


Places to Visit

White Island

is an active volcano which is biding its time to erupt (New Zealand’s only live maritime volcano). Before stepping on the island, tourists are issued hardhats and gas masks. It is necessary to wear mask because fumes on White Island can affect some people - with headaches or nausea. At the ancient dock of the Island one has to climb along steel ladders and then walk along a concrete wharf, over a rusting steel bridges and then clamber over rocks before you find yourself before a live volcano.

Te Puna Quarry Park

(previously a quarry but turned into a park through voulenteer work) - Te Puna

Mount Maunganui

As New Zealand's Surf City, Mount Maunganui's beaches are great for surfing and diving, with large numbers of visitors wanting to experience the laid-back summery atmosphere."

Katikati Bird Gardens

Lovely old established gardens on the edge of the inner Tauranga harbour. Mostly formal with wetlands area and walk. Golf cart tours and hire. Great café. Native birds on display including the NZ Kea. from.

The Kiwi Asylum

386 Papamoa Beach Road Dirtsurfing is for the adrenaline junkie in all of us. All that is needed is a willingness to try this inline board sport.Only your imagination will limit what you can do with your Dirtsurfer.

Right Time to Visit

January - March
October - December


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