Tauranga and Mt Maunganui have fantastic ocean beaches and outer island beaches as well. Great surfing, lots of Ironman and Triathlon contests. Awesome salt water hot pools, skydiving and so much more.
There are bushwalks through native forests to pristine natural waterfalls and to the top of the local mountain ranges for views right across New Zealand. There are 1/2 day walks, full day walks, river rock hopping walks, walks beside the rivers and gorges into old underground train tunnels, past old gold mines and so much more.
We have great mountain biking rides in the native forest, you can go at a leisurely rate or get down right muddy and fly down the hills or just sit on the back of a horse and discover the local area!
Our local Dolphin Tours are fantastic. You can swim with the dolphins, snorkel in around the islands, see the NZ coral and fish life up close.
We also have local operators taking you surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing. Try your hand at blowcarting. They'll teach you all you need to know. These guys are experts and can show you all the tricks to make learning easy. Or what about Wild Water Rafting...