THINGS TO DO AT TAURANGA BAY
AT THE BEACH
The Tauranga Bay beach is a beautiful and safe swimming beach - the kids will love skooting around on their boogie boards all day. At the eastern end of the beach there is also a lovely sandy (not muddy!) and shallow estuary which is just ideal for the little ones; so you have a great choice of swimming options close to your Tauranga Bay accommodation.
Mussels can be collected along the rocks in Tauranga Bay. Scallops, cockles and oysters are also plentiful in Whangaroa Harbour – plenty of seafood for everybody!
There is excellent fishing right here - go rock fishing (from the rocks at either end of the bay) or surfcasting.
There is also very good snorkelling to be had, the rock pools at either end of the beach await exploration – filled with crabs, wee fish and interesting seashells, the little ones will have a blast!
Hear Kiwi at night, see penguins nesting in the rocks at either end of the beach, and keep an eye out for dolphins! Dolphins come close into shore very often. Tauranga Bay Holiday Park guests love watching them jump and play, and hundreds have been lucky enough to even swim with them!
Dramatically beautiful Stephensons Island sits just off Tauranga Bay. This deserted island has its own stunning bays and beaches to explore.