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Tauranga Guide

What Are The Best Things To Do in Tauranga?

Mount Maunganui

Located just outside of Tauranga is the suburb of Mount Maunganui. There are several activities to enjoy in Mount Maunganui after your flights from Christchurch to Tauranga, but the most popular is its namesake. The mountain is located on the Bay of Plenty, so travellers can take in the incredible views here after arriving on their flights Christchurch to Tauranga. The Mauao summit walk is a challenging hike that winds its way up to the 232-metre-high (761 foot) peak. The walk takes about 45 minutes, and the outlook from the top is well worth the effort. If you’re thinking about summiting Mount Maunganui after your cheap flights from Christchurch to Tauranga, anticipate views across the Bay of Plenty, Matakana Island, and the Tauranga city and suburbs.

The Historic Village

Feel as if you’ve stepped back in time after your Christchurch to Tauranga flights by spending some time in the Historic Village. This attraction is designed to look just the way Tauranga did when it was first settled by Europeans. It features 19th-century architecture as well as old-fashioned shops that look as though they have been plucked straight out of the 1800s. If you visit the Historic Village, you can admire antique designs and attractions such as the Village Chapel and Faulkner House.

McLaren Falls Park

McLaren Falls park is located along the banks of Lake McLaren and covers 190 hectares of picturesque parkland. Before your Tauranga to Christchurch flight home, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in McLaren Falls Park. A variety of walking trails criss-cross through the park, along which visitors can see a waterfall and perhaps even glow worms. In addition to scenic bush walks, the park is a great place for fishing and kayaking. While McLaren Falls Park is always beautiful, it is especially scenic to see in Autumn, an ideal time to plan your flights to Tauranga from Christchurch.

What Is The Best Way to Get Around Tauranga?

Once you land at Tauranga Airport (TRG), you can make your way into the city by public bus or taxi. While buses don’t stop at the airport terminal, the HL bus can be caught right outside the airport on Hewletts Road. After flights Christchurch to Tauranga, you’ll have no trouble exploring the city by public transport. There is a bus network that consists of 20 different routes. 15 of the bus routes can be caught from the CBD and offer service to areas such as Mount Maunganui and Papamoa Beach. Buses run regularly throughout the day, and fares cost $3.40 NZD for adults.

Another option when you book tickets to Tauranga from Christchurch is to hire a car. The Tauranga region is teeming with beautiful landmarks and day trips to explore after Christchurch to Tauranga flights. Rental cars can be booked through Webjet to pick up after your cheap flights to Tauranga from Christchurch. Rates start at about $60 NZD per day.


What Are The Best Restaurants and Cafes in Tauranga?

The Barrio Brothers

The Barrio Brothers dishes up flavour-packed Mexican cuisine, all made using local and seasonal ingredients. The word barrio translates to ‘neighbourhood’ in Spanish, and this moniker reflects the diner’s welcoming vibe. The great menu at Barrio Brothers has something for every traveller or foodie visiting on Christchurch to Tauranga flights. Perhaps begin with some picks from the small bites list - crispy calamari, ceviche, taquitos and nachos - before moving onto more substantial plates, such as fresh-made tacos, burritos, chimichangas, or quesadillas. Visitors with Christchurch to Tauranga flights can also take advantage of several restaurant specials, including two-for-one mains on Wednesdays and margarita happy hour on Thursdays. The Barrio Brothers has two locations in the area: one in Tauranga and another outpost in Mt. Maunganui.

Eighty Eight Cafe

This stylish cafe is located in Mt. Maunganui. It is a favourite among locals for its top-notch coffee and mixed menu. When you arrive on cheap flights Christchurch to Tauranga, head to Eighty Eight Cafe for breakfast, lunch, or a hot drink and pastry. Some of the go-to dishes to try include the French toast, pulled pork eggs benedict, and prawn tacos. Don’t forget to save some room for sweets though, because you’ll certainly be tempted by one of the cafe’s incredible cakes!

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This restaurant in Mount Maunganui promises diners a contemporary menu that changes with the seasons. The restaurant has a rustic fit-out, and has both indoor and outdoor seating. While the menu changes regularly, return visitors can always expect creative and unique dishes made from the freshest of ingredients. Past plates to feature on the menu include Peking duck with udon noodles and vegetables, glazed pork belly with cauliflower puree, and 12 hour smoked brisket. Travellers with Christchurch to Tauranga flights booked for a long weekend can time their visit for a Friday evening or Sunday afternoon to catch live music performances.