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Catch the InterCity bus from Auckland to Tauranga with fares from just $1 (+booking fee). The journey takes approximately 4 hours and travels via Manukau City, Thames, Paeroa and Waihi.
Buses Auckland to Tauranga depart from the main InterCity bus terminal at 102 Hobson St (Auckland Central), and arrive at Wharf St, outside the Tauranga Library and i-SITE.
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Located at the entrance to one of the largest natural harbours in New Zealand, and nestled beside the magnificent Mount Maunganui, Tauranga is a sought-after destination for both domestic and international visitors. The harbour hosts many cruise ship visits each summer and is popular with windsurfers, jet skiers and all those who love to spend their leisure time on the water or at the stunning surrounding beaches. Tauranga also hosts many top-class events year round including the Garden and Artfest, and National Jazz Festival.
Go for a scenic walk downtown Tauranga, stopping off at lovely cafes, restaurants and stores of every kind including boutiques. The Tauranga Art Gallery is also a must-see. Opening in 2007, it showcases excellent local and international exhibitions in a range of media.
The Strand waterfront area has undergone a major redevelopment in the past few years, and new features include a children’s play area with water feature, seating areas and cultural artwork. This area also hosts a number of cafes and restaurants and in the evening the nightlife is sophisticated and vibrant.
Image: 'Morning at the Red Square', by Abraconda on Flickr