Places of Interest
KAIMAI MAMAKU FOREST PARK
Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park contains a number of historic mining and kauri logging sites and features several popular tramping tracks.
A 35-meters typical plunge waterfall, Omanawa Falls is found near the first hydroelectric power station in the Southern Hemisphere, a 20 minute drive away from Tauranga.
THIS TRACK IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
The Hobbiton Movie Set is located near Matamata, in the Waikato region. When a film location scout came calling in 1998, Ian Alexander had no idea his sheep and cattle farm would soon become the site of one of New Zealand's top tourist attractions.
Mount Maunganui is a holiday paradise - you can surf, swim, play golf, shop, dine or simply relax and soak up the atmosphere. There’s no pressure here, just take your time to enjoy the pace of life you want.
MCLAREN FALLS PARK
190 hectares of parkland set alongside Lake McLaren and is just ten minutes by car, from Tauranga.
One of the highlights of the park is the waterfall track where you can see glow worms after dusk. Enjoy a short, easy stroll to the picturesque waterfall and spot the glow worms on either side of the track. Part of the waterfall track is also wheelchair and mobility scooter friendly.
BLUE SPRING - TE WAIHOU WALKWAY
Natural spring known for its clear blue water, with an adjacent walkway for picturesque hikes.