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What should I know before visiting Tauranga?
Tauranga Airport (TRG) is located halfway between Tauranga and Mount Maunganui
Mount Maunganui is only about 6 kilometres north of Tauranga’s CBD, and the airport is located almost smack-bang in the middle. Make the money spent on flights Wellington to Tauranga go even further by combining both destinations into your itinerary. You'll get to experience the atmosphere of a bigger city, as well as the tranquillity of a quiet coastal town.
The best way to explore the Tauranga area is by car
While there is public transport in central Tauranga, the most common way to get around is by car. Hire a car through Webjet to pick up after landing on your Wellington to Tauranga flights. With a rental car, you won’t be limited to only exploring the city; you’ll also have the freedom to visit the many natural landmarks around the Bay of Plenty region.
Tauranga and Mount Maunganui are teeming with water activities
Mount Maunganui is home to a stunning beach loved by both locals and tourists. When you book tickets to Tauranga from Wellington, plan to visit Mount Maunganui Beach for some amazing surfing and snorkelling opportunities.
What can you do in Tauranga over the weekend?
Moturiki Island is located just offshore from Mount Maunganui Beach. While spending time in Mount Maunganui after your Wellington to Tauranga flights, you can reach the island by a short land bridge. It has been a prominent landmark of the region ever since early Maori settlers built a village on the island. Over the years, various tourist attractions have been built on Moturiki Island; however, when you book cheap flights Wellington to Tauranga in the present day, you’ll see the island much as it originally appeared. A walking track crosses through the forest of Moturiki and emerges on the north side of the island where you can view an impressive blowhole.
Tauranga Art Gallery
The Tauranga Art Gallery is a great place to learn more about the region after your flights Wellington to Tauranga. It chronicles different stories of the city and surrounding area through a series of art exhibitions. The gallery features a sizeable collection of Maori art and displays both historic and modern pieces. Check the gallery’s event schedule after booking Wellington to Tauranga return flights as talks and seminars are put on regularly. There is no entrance fee for New Zealand residents who visit the gallery, but donations are welcome.
Papamoa is the largest coastal suburb of Tauranga and is located right down the coast from Mount Maunganui. The main draw to the suburb is Papamoa Beach, which stretches for 16 kilometres (10 miles). Spend some time here after your cheap flights to Tauranga from Wellington to soak up the coastal atmosphere and take part in water activities, such as surfing and fishing. Papamoa is also a great place to go for food after Wellington to Tauranga flights. As well as restaurants and cafes, there’s a popular artisan food market every Thursday during summer.
When is the best time to visit Tauranga?
The Bay of Plenty is a year-round holiday destination, so you’re sure to have a great experience no matter what season you book Wellington to Tauranga return flights. High season falls between December and April, when the local weather is at its finest; daytime temperatures average about 23°C. This is the ideal time to plan flights Wellington to Tauranga if you are hoping to take advantage of the region’s water activities. If you plan flights Wellington to Tauranga in the summer, you’ll also have the opportunity to attend various events, such as the Tauranga Food Wine and Music Festival and the One Love Festival.
If you would prefer to travel outside of the busy season, book your cheap flights to Tauranga from Wellington between May and November. Although it cools down a bit in the winter and autumn months, temperatures still reach about 15 to 18°C most days. Rainfall is slightly more common during the winter compared to summer, but a majority of days are sunny with blue skies.
How much time should I spend in Tauranga?
There is so much to explore around Tauranga; whether you book tickets to Tauranga from Wellington for a few days or a few weeks, you’ll have plenty of new things to see. When planning your trip to the Bay of Plenty, book cheap flights Wellington to Tauranga for at least three days. Base yourself in Tauranga for an urban atmosphere, or Mount Maunganui for a relaxed coastal vibe. Take a couple of days to see the sights around these destinations, and plan a day trip or two to explore some of the incredible nature of the region.