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Vacation rentals in Tauranga

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Tauranga

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Guest suite in Tauranga
Argyll Reserve Studio
We welcome you to stay in our self contained studio, positioned on the ground floor of our home. The studio with one bedroom features a kitchenette, bathroom, open plan living space with heat pump and an outdoor courtyard with free roadside parking. It has its own private access, seperate from the main house entrance way. Our living and dining room is directly above the studio, we are mindful of the noise our dogs and 1 yr old son can create and do our absolute best to keep noise to a minimum.
$89 per night
Loft in Tauranga
Waterfront Loft Geothermal Pool
Looking for a quiet, central location with waterfront views for two. This is the perfect place for you!  Swim all year round in the warm geothermal pool. The loft is self-contained with its own private entrance and is part of our home. Plus a separate studio is also available. Elevated on the 1st floor, this loft has beautiful views across Waimapu Estuary. Take advantage of this fabulous location in a quiet cul de sac only 7 mins drive from Tauranga City centre and 15 mins drive to the beach.
$93 per night
Loft in Tauranga
Historic Barn Loft - Private & Spacious
Our 105 year old barn has just been completely rebuilt into a modern barn loft apartment featuring a master bedroom, lounge with a comfy sofa bed, self-contained kitchenette and bathroom, BBQ & outdoor seating area. Our loft apartment is perfect for couples and families. We have an enclosed trampoline, 2 cats, 1 lovely dog, fish, 2 rabbits & 12 chickens. We are located close to supermarket, takeout and a local park, only 7 min of Tauranga CBD or Bethlehem and 20 min to the Mount.
$60 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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McDonald's Tauranga8 locals recommend

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Guest suite in Papamoa
‘A Stone’s Throw’ Papamoa Beach Studio, 200m>Beach
$90 per night
Guesthouse in Tauranga
¤Beach Studio ¤Ace Location ¤50 footsteps to Beach
$118 per night
Guest suite in Papamoa
Beachside Haven
$82 per night
Private room in Tauranga
60's Style & Hospitality-bedroom & private lounge
$36 per night
Guesthouse in Tauranga
$81 per night
Guest suite in Tauranga
New Modern Apartment - Walk to CBD
$72 per night
Rental unit in Tauranga
Luxury apartment retreat with pool
$108 per night
Guest suite in Tauranga
Par Excellence - entire guest suite
$92 per night
Guest suite in Mount Maunganui
Cozy Central Mount Maunganui Studio
$61 per night
Private room in Tauranga
Comfort and Convenience in Fifth Avenue.
$44 per night
Private room in Papamoa
Sleepout with location.
$44 per night
Rental unit in Tauranga
Lovely Private Studio Apartment
$77 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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