Welcome to TaurangaDuring your stay at City Suites, make sure you get out and about and take in all that Tauranga has to offer. Whethere you're looking for the best places to hit the shops, or the best golf course, surf spots, walking tracks, swimming beaches - you're bound to find something here to suit you.
The knowledgeable team at City Suites - your Tauranga hotel accommodation - would be happy to help you plan your outings or give directions - just contact us for more information.
Shopping in Tauranga
City Suites is only a few minutes walk from downtown Tauranga, where you find a wide range of shops, from large national chains, to smaller boutique designer shops. 15 minutes by car will have you at Bayfair - a large shopping mall with a great range of shops, eateries, banks and supermarkets.
There are several golf courses to choose from - Otumoetai is the closest to your Tauranga hotel accommodation - only five minutes drive away. Tauranga and Western Bay golf courses are also in the area and available to visitors. Please ask at reception for more information on your golfing requirements.
Visit Waimarino Adventure Park in Te Puna - there is something for all the family here. Go for a leisurely kayak through the calm waters of Waimarino River or, for the more adventurous, slide down the waterslide - in your kayak! There are too many activities to list, but Waimarino is definitely a 'must-do'!
For the ulitmate adrenalin experience, try blokarting - an unforgettable land sailing experience. The blokart track is located in Papamoa - 20 minutes from City Suites - your Tauranga hotel accommodation.
Tauranga Marine Charters
Whether you are on your own or with a group, Tauranga Marine Charters can get you out there. Don’t worry if you haven’t fished before, Brett loves to teach you how to catch the best eating fish.
For your comfort the MV Manutere is a dry ride with a flush toilet, hot shower and sleeping accommodation for 10 for your overnight trip. Day trips and 24 hour trips available all year round. Whatever your needs we can provide for them (In the fishing line that is!) .
Deep Star Charters
From snapper fishing to the thrill of tuna and marlin, from 1 day, to overnight/weekend/extended cruising, we are here to take you in luxury to the *hot spots* of the Bay and beyond. Corporate events are our speciality.
Lawai’s is 43 feet of luxury and fun for 6-8 people maximum for day fishing and overnighters. Saltwater fly fishing is just one of our specialties. Half and full day charters, scenic and harbour cruises with catering which can be arranged. We provide everything, Bring your drinks and leave everything else to us!
Kiwi Connection Charters
A selection of Top Charter Vessels are available to take you and your party to sea. For the Best Marine Experience you may have, contact the operator with over twenty five years experience in the Bay of Plenty waters. Game fishing, Reef fishing, Eco tours and walks on Tahua (Mayor) Island, Dive and Corporate Charters from one to fifty people. Overnight, stay away and catered trips also available on request.
Lord of the Rings
Matamata is only 40 mins from Tauranga and this is where parts of the Lord of the Rings movie was filmed. Hobbiton is the name of the village that the hobbits lived in and their tiny little homes are fascinating and interesting.
The tour begins with a picturesque drive through a Waikato sheep farm that has a spectacular view across to the Kaimai ranges. It involves being guided through the 10 acre site and being given insight on how the Hobbiton set was created. Tours operate daily.