The city lies in the north-western corner of the Bay of Plenty, on the south-eastern edge of Tauranga Harbour.
The popularity of Tauranga relates to two things primarily. The port of Tauranga is a major export point for fruit, farm and forestry products. Secondly, its climate and beaches make it a very popular holiday and retirement destination.
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It is located in the Bay of Plenty about two hours drive from Auckland. Close by is Mount Maunganui, a very popular summer seaside resort. Tauranga is just 40 minutes drive from Rotorua, New Zealand’s best known geothermal resort.
Summers in the region are warm, averaging 24°C, and winters are mild with daily winter maximum temperatures averaging 15°C.
The area is a prosperous farming area, with kiwifruit orchards abundant and dairying and forestry are both major producers.
ISENZ place students in the following schools and institutions within Tauranga:
100% Pure New Zealand: Destination Bay of Plenty
New Zealand’s official tourism website