Photo Credit – View over Greater Tauranga, taken from the top of Mauao.
Saturday, April 23, T – Tauranga
Tauranga is a city in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand.
It has an urban population of 130,800 (June 2015 estimate).
The Port of Tauranga is New Zealand’s largest port in terms of gross export tonnage and efficiency.
Much of the countryside surrounding Tauranga is horticultural land, used to grow a wide range of fresh produce for both domestic consumption and export.
Fishing boats in Tauranga harbour.
Due to the temperate climate, outdoor activities are very popular, including golf, tramping (hiking), mountain biking and white water rafting.
The Bay of Plenty coastline has miles of golden sandy beaches, and water sports are very popular, including swimming, surfing, fishing, diving, kayaking and kitesurfing.
Tourists also enjoy dolphin-watching on specially run boat trips.
If you would like to know more about Tauranga.