Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Tauranga

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  • notsurewherehomeis
    Pleasanton, CA10 contributions
    Absolutely wonderful day, kayaking to the canyon, worth every penny. Our guide Josh had a great balance of humour, fun banter and intriguing information.
    Written 24 May 2022
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  • Nina B
    Auckland Central, New Zealand249 contributions
    What an amazing park just 20 minutes away from Tauranga. Beautiful lake with a lakeside walkway and many picnic spots. There are different paths you can take and very picturesque landscapes to enjoy. It is especially colourful in Autumn. There is a cafe on site. Use GPS to help you exit the park, the one way road is a bit confusing.
    Written 30 April 2022
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  • hanniepex
    Auckland, New Zealand480 contributions
    Its a challenging track because we tagged along our 4 year old daughter and we stopped almost every corner. (Hahaha)
    The trail is very easy to use. Steps could be steep and slippery when wet. The summit view offers breathtaking view of Tauranga harbour, Beaches and the city. That >1 hour walk is worth it.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • jennypenny
    17 contributions
    One of my regular walks and it never gets old....particularly gorgeous after a good amount of rain. Can be slippery in parts, but not unmanageable, and steep but absolutely worth it.
    Written 10 April 2022
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  • Caroline M
    Greater Wellington, New Zealand12 contributions
    What a fun beautiful display. The characters are very well done and the children will love it. Amazing
    Written 7 June 2021
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  • Andrew & Marie
    Christchurch, New Zealand45 contributions
    Mainly flat easy walk. Enjoyed the one km tunnel. Do not need a touch.
    Very popular walk and more than one walk so plenty of choose for all groups.
    Written 22 April 2021
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  • hanniepex
    Auckland, New Zealand480 contributions
    The stretch of this beach is very clean and tidy. There are designated rubbish bins , toilet is in the middle of the beach, sitting benches are ample And picnic area are well maintained. Parking are heaps too!
    Any time of the day is a good time to visit.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • hanniepex
    Auckland, New Zealand480 contributions
    Since this is a quarry park, most of the paths are muddy and uneven. We went there when the rain just stopped.
    The flowers, trees and the garden are well manicured. My daughter enjoyed the Butterfly garden and it is educational. The rose garden smells terrific. There’s a garden with Braille system and they call it Sensory garden.
    Some parts are covered. The pond has a lot of insects.
    Parking is quite plenty. Toilet is fine and this park has water fountain too.
    There’s a lookout point which is a good spot to rest and talk some nature’s photos.
    Overall, this Garden is good place to visit.

    Takes 1 hour to see everything in this park.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • mlgjs
    16 contributions
    Great that they are saving New Zealand's heritage instead of bowling it. A very informative, guided tour. Beautiful buildings and garden.
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • r0nnie24
    Auckland Central, New Zealand15 contributions
    I wasn't sure if i could do the track because of an injured leg.
    But i am so glad i did, it was an easy walk worth taking.
    Written 13 March 2022
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  • macroberts
    Tauranga, New Zealand20 contributions
    Arrived with party of 4, Sunday lunch time. Great spot, nice selection of ciders and enjoyed the tasting concept of choosing 4 cider flavours. This was good value.
    Food was good, outdoor setting nice with great views and like the fact you can bring the dog. For a casual Sunday afternoon outing with friends, very nice!
    Written 3 April 2022
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  • Tazcfh
    2 contributions
    As adveritsed. Reasonably priced with lots of animals to pat, especially being able to put the toddler in the cage with the rabbits and lamb. The animals were mostly friendly and eager to be fed. Approximate times and/or distances would be helpful so you know how long it would take for the bushwalk, to go to the lookout etc.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • Felix2000nz
    Auckland, New Zealand78 contributions
    A little bit out of town but worth a drive for the amazing view. The day we visited was a bit grey but on a clear day it would be amazing
    Written 17 June 2021
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  • Jess H
    Tauranga, New Zealand103 contributions
    Pilot bay is where we go to eat fish and chips on the beach! so relaxing and peaceful. The borad walk is nice and easy to walk along and there is the hot pools, shops and ice creams close by! not to mention u can walk round the mount nice and easy and there's close parking to the water.
    Written 1 October 2021
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  • Joakkin
    Tauranga, New Zealand81 contributions
    Great loop circuit to go for a jog, walk, or simply lie aside to look at the estuary. Wonderful views to the Mt Maunganui as well. My favorite place to run in the neighborhood.
    Written 14 June 2020
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