See Health and Fitness for information on Gyms and Pools. Go to the Bay of Plenty Tourism website or New Zealand Tourism website for further information on some of the exciting things to do in the region.
Mauao (Mount Maunganui) Base Track
Mauao’s 3.1 km track around the base of the mountain is an easy walk for most levels of fitness.
Walk past remote beaches with rocky cliffs, enjoy the view across to Matakana Island and experience the rawness of wide open ocean spreading out in front. There’s a good chance during summer that you’ll sea lions, sometimes whales, shags, tui and other wildlife. From various points on the path you can watch ships come in and out of the busy Port of Tauranga.
The popularity of the track is evident on any given day of the year, rain or shine, summer or winter – the path is rarely empty. In January 2006, nearly 110,000 people strolled around the base track with the average yearly figure for users of the base track a staggering 700,000 people
The summit peaks at 232 metres above sea level. The left track which is wide with loose gravel is gentle for some metres before the real climb begins. Take the right track and you’ll climb steps for more than half the way to the summit. Once at the top the view of the region is breathtaking and worth it.
Family bored on the weekends? Staff needs to bond a bit better? Shake off the malaise and go down to Blokart Heaven for some fun and excitement with the blokart landsailers. Whether for a 15-minute thrill or a full-day blast they cater for everyone – no matter what the age. And they’re open 7 days.
Waimarino Adventure Park
Waimarino is situated on the banks of the Wairoa River just 10 minutes from Tauranga city. This tranquil paradise is based around the sport of kayaking
and over the past 30 years Waimarino has become Tauranga’s premier kayak/canoe location.
Tauranga Art Gallery
The Tauranga Art Gallery is definitely worth a visit. Situated on the corner of Wharf and Willow Streets, in the heart of the CBD, the gallery delivers exhibitions of historical, modern and contemporary art developed in house by Gallery staff with touring exhibitions from other institutions and artist projects.
A range of education and visitor programmes has been developed around the exhibitions to enhance visitor experiences which include debates, floor talks, guided tours, seminars, screenings, performances and artist residencies.
Omanu Golf Club – 98 Matapihi Road, Matapihi 07 575 5957
Renner Park Golf Club – Oropi Road, Tauranga 07 543 4954
Tauranga Golf Club – Racecourse Reserve, Cameron Road, Tauranga 07 578 8465
Mt Maunganui Golf Club – 15 Fairway Avenue, Mt Maunganui 07 572 7044
Otumoetai Golf Club – 25 Bureta Road, Otumoetai 07 576 9739