When you visit Tauranga you will experience one of New Zealand's Maori and Pakeha cultural heritage centres. Just out of the CBD is The Tauranga Historic Village on 17th and in the Tauranga CBD is The Tauranga Art Gallery. Also within walking distance of the CBD is The Historic Elm's Mission House.
Close to Tauranga's Inner City Harbour within a few streets of the water's edge there is a tightly packed network of independently owned and operated restaurants offering a wide variety of international cuisine. Then there is Bobby's Fresh Fish Market right on the wharf where one can taste what must be one of the best fish and chip meals in New Zealand. Fish varieties can include any of the following, depending on what Bobby has caught in his commercial boats: Blue Cod, Blue Hake, Blue Moki, Bluenose, Flounder, Gemfish, Grandfather Hapuku, Groper, Gurnard, Hake, Hapuka, Hoki, John Dory, Kingfish, Monkfish, Moon Fish, Porae, Red Rock Cod, Red Scorpionfish, Salmon, Snapper, Stargazer, Tarakihi, Trevally, Trumpeter, Turbot and Whiting. They will prepare any variety you want straight from their fresh fish chiller display cabinet.
For those wanting to catch their own, fishing trips are easy to book, as there are several operators leaving from the wharf right next to Bobby's Fresh Fish Market or the Sulphur Point Marina just a few kilometers away. A Highlight of these excursions is seeing the Dolphins and Orcas which visit the Bay from time to time.
One can also venture onto the waters of the inner city harbour with a jet boat cruise provided by Bay Jet.
To maximise time on unique features that may interest you be sure to call into the Tauranga iSite Visitor Information Centre in Willow Street where a brief chat with the friendly staff will help unlock Tauranga's best sights and attractions. They also provide booking services and carry a multitude of brochures representing every major transport firm, tour operator and tourist attraction in the Bay. They also have a stock of Dial A Cab Discount Taxi Vouchers reducing the cost of Dial A Cab's already discounted taxi fares even further.
The Suburbs of Tauranga City:
Arataki, Avenues East, Avenues West, Bayfair, Bellevue, Bethlehem, Brookfield, Bureta, Cambridge Heights, Cherrywood, Gate Pa, Greerton,Hairini, Judea, Kairua, Matua, Maungatapu, Ohauiti, Omanu, Oropi, Otumoetai, Papamoa, Papamoa Beach, Parkvale, Pillans Point, Poike, Pyes Pa, Sulphur Point, Tauranga City Centre, Tauranga South, Tauriko, Te Maunga,
Welcome Bay, Windermere. Ask Tauranga Dial A Cab Taxis for a tour price for a great opportunity to get a feel for Tauranga City and it's Real Estate.
Deep Sea Fishing Fun in the Bay of Plenty
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Tauranga Historic Village on 17th
Photo Supplied by Historic Village on 17th