Explore the beautiful harbour city of Tauranga
The beautiful harbor city of Tauranga, New Zealand, is located on the east coast of the country's North Island. The biggest and most important city of the western Bay of Plenty, Tauranga is located at the head of a large harbor which extends along the bay. The harbor enjoys the protection of the Matakanda Island which ensures that the waters are always relatively peaceful. Tauranga is the sixth largest city in New Zealand and enjoys a reputation as the city with the fastest growing population in the country.
The name Tauranga is Maori for 'sheltered anchorage' and is an apt name for this safe harbor town. With such a sheltered position the town enjoys a warm, dry climate which has made it popular with retirees. In the summer months it sees hundreds if not thousands of holidaymakers who come to Tauranga to enjoy the white, sandy beaches, the sub-tropical climate and the beautiful blue waters. If you're planning to visit New Zealand, you can be sure that no vacation here would be complete without including this picturesque holidaymakers mecca.
While the population of this once sleepy little town is growing steadily, you'll find that the focus here is on enjoying a good lifestyle instead of on making money. The surrounding countryside is farmed for domestic and international consumption and the area is well known for its tangelos and kiwifruit. Tauranga is also a stop off for container ships and luxury cruise liners and you will almost always be able to find someone interesting to talk to. Book your stay at one of the many find Tauranga hotels now to make sure you don't miss out on this relaxed little piece of paradise.