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Vacation rentals in Tauranga

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Private room in Tauranga
Modern Home Relaxing Queen Bed, Open Space Kitchen
Forget your worries in this spacious open space kitchen home situated on a quiet cul-de-sac with easy access to Supermarket (7min.), CBD (10 min) and Beach (18 min.). Spend you leisure time under the pergola around the outdoor firepit and sleep tight on a queen bed with private toilet and bathroom. Wake up with fragrance of jasmine outside your window and see greens where ever you look around the property. It's just me and my partner, our two friendly cats and a dog (Border Collie) at home.
$38 per night
Private room in Tauranga
Bedroom, full ensuite, private patio, breakfast
Experience a stylish bedroom created by the interior designer owner. Full cooked breakfast included in room rate. Serviced daily. Own entrance via private patio with seating. Inroom TV includes Netflix, Disney +, Prime Video, YouTube. Queen size bed, full ensuite, shower and bath with heated towel rail & floor Air con/heat pump Quality linens and furnishings throughout. Media Room ŵith Sky movies and Sport, Netflix, Prime Video, Youtube Gated entry, ample parking. Safe, secure.
$73 per night
Guesthouse in Tauranga
The Shaka Shack in Mount Maunganui Beach -
Come and enjoy the idyllic lifestyle that is Mount Maunganui. Our private, new studio has all the latest mod cons and is situated on our property but is an easy laid back and stylish space that you can come and go from at your leisure. We are a 3 minute stroll to the beach and a stones throw to Bayfair shopping centre, Baywave, Baypark/ASB Arena, Mount Main Street, Pilot Bay, restaurants, cafes and pubs.
$80 per night

Stay near Tauranga's top sights

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Bayfair Shopping Centre240 locals recommend
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Bethlehem Town Centre41 locals recommend
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PAK'nSAVE Cameron Road22 locals recommend
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Trustpower Baypark4 locals recommend
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The Rising Tide95 locals recommend
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New World Brookfield28 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Tauranga

Guest suite in Tauranga
Comfort and Convenience in Fifth Avenue.
$39 per night
Guest suite in Tauranga
Argyll Reserve Studio
$63 per night
Guesthouse in Tauranga
¤Beach Studio ¤Ace Location ¤50 footsteps to Beach
$62 per night
Rental unit in Mount Maunganui
Mount Beach Front Marine Parade Apartment
$116 per night
Guest suite in Papamoa
‘A Stone’s Throw’ Papamoa Beach Studio, 200m>Beach
$67 per night
Guesthouse in Tauranga
Welcome to Carlton Cottage
$78 per night
Loft in Tauranga
Waterfront Loft Geothermal Heated Pool
$78 per night
Rental unit in Tauranga
Lovely Private Studio Apartment
$66 per night
Private room in Tauranga
Lovely Room in Kiwi Home Central Tauranga
$42 per night
Guest suite in Tauranga
Secret Garden Guest Suite (twin beds or superking)
$44 per night
Guest suite in Tauranga
Waterfront Studio - Geothermal heated pool
$78 per night
Private room in Maunt Maunganui
Close to beach and shopping
$29 per night

Your guide to Tauranga

All About Tauranga

Between the rich green of the Kaimai Ranges and the sparkling blue Pacific Ocean is the harbor city of Tauranga, part of New Zealand’s beautiful Bay of Plenty region. On the east coast of the North Island, Tauranga has some of the country’s most beloved beaches. The golden sands of Mount Maunganui and Papamoa Beach have plenty of space for swimming, surfing, and kitesurfing, while sailors, kayakers, and paddleboarders have all the fun in the extensive harbor, sheltered by the forested barrier of Matakana Island.

The marine environment offshore from Tauranga’s many bays and islands is rich and popular with scuba divers. Before sunset, head across to Pilot Bay Beach to sit on the soft golden sand and watch the sun go down behind Mount Maunganui. Apart from all these natural treasures, Tauranga is also a cultural hub, with an art gallery showcasing historical and contemporary works, an aviation museum, and a lively center full of shops and restaurants.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Tauranga?

The upper half of the North Island has a subtropical climate, and Tauranga combines this with a coastal influence, creating pleasant conditions year-round and little variation in temperature. The Bay of Plenty has the most sunshine hours in the country, although it can rain any time of the year in New Zealand, so be sure to pack waterproof clothing. Summertime extends from November through April, while the coldest and wettest months are June and July. School summer holidays in January see Tauranga and its beaches busy with vacationers, creating a lively buzz. On Easter weekend, a large national jazz festival in Tauranga brings a carnival atmosphere with markets and a vintage car parade. Multiple stages are set up through the central city, attracting some of the best local and international jazz and blues artists.

What are the top things to do in Tauranga?

Boat cruises

Consider taking a boat cruise through Tauranga’s inner harbor, where mangroves and tidal mudflats shelter oystercatchers and godwits. Alternatively, cruise or paddle to Matakana Island and spend time picnicking on the barrier island’s pristine white-sand beaches. Further out, your boat could be shadowed by pods of dolphins, and during certain times of the year, you may spot turtles and orcas.

Mount Maunganui

Mount Maunganui is a mountain, a beach, and a suburb. The 800-foot summit of the extinct volcano is popular to climb — particularly at dawn — for spectacular 360-degree views across the landscape and ocean. There are two trail options, and the climb takes around 40 minutes on good paths. After your climb, cool off with a dip at Main Beach in the summer or go for a soak at the Mount Hot Pools in the winter.

Kaiate Falls

Kaiate Falls/Te Rerekawau is a pair of waterfalls located a 30-minute drive east of Taurang amongst the lush rainforest. The first cascade is an 80-foot set of three tiers, with a 50-foot single-drop waterfall below it. From the parking lot, two short looped tracks lead around sections of the falls. Note that the path can be steep and slippery in places.

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