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Tauranga and Mt Maunganui Events 2016/17

WHAT'S ON IN THE MOUNT MAUNGANUI & TAURANGA AREA 


Tauranga Art Gallery, cnr Wharf & Willow Streets, Tauranga
Open 10am - 4pm Daily, Free Admission, Donations appreciated


FOR A FULL LIST OF LOCAL EVENTS PLEASE VISIT: www.eventfinder.co.nz/whatson/events/tauranga

FOR DETAILS OF SHOWS ON AT BAYCOURT THEATRE, TAURANGA visit:  www.baycourt.co.nz

FOR INFORMATION ON EVENTS AT BAYPARK ARENA, MT MAUNGANUI visit: www.bayvenues.co.nz



FREE ACTIVITIES
Walk around Mauao or climb to the top, Spot sea creatures in the Rockpools, Build sandcastles at the Beach, Climb Mount Drury or play at the Mt Drury Playground, Walk out to Moturiki Island and view the Blowhole, Browse a local Market, Visit the Tauranga Art Gallery, Smell the roses at the Tauranga Rose Gardens & Begonia House, Play at the large Memorial Park Playground in Tauranga, Visit the Hairy Maclary Statues and the Playground on the Tauranga Waterfront, Walk the Papamoa Hills or Te Puna Quarry Park, View native birds and flora in the Otanewainuku Forest Park.

RAINY DAY SUGGESTIONS: Mt Maunganui Hot Saltwater Pools, Baywave Aquatic Centre, Welcome Bay Hot Pools, Oropi Hot Pools, Fernland Spa Hot Pools, Movies at Mt Maunganui or Tauranga, Indoor Rockclimbing, Indoor Tramp Park, Classic Flyers Museum, Tauranga Art Gallery, Elms Mission House, Bayfair Shopping Mall, Comvita Store & Bee Experience 

MARKETS
Mount Farmers Market, Phoenix Carpark, Downtown Mt - Sun 9am-1pm (Homegrown/homemade food and more)
Gourmet Night Market, Coronation Park, Mt Maunganui, Fridays until 31 March, 5pm - 9pm 
Papamoa Lions Market, Gordon Spratt Reserve, Parton Rd, Papamoa,  Sun 7.30am-12.30pm (The Bays largest)
Note: Papamoa Market is only on every 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month 
Tauranga Farmers Market, every Sat 7.45am - noon, Tauranga Primary School, cnr 5th Ave & Cameron Rd
The Little Big Markets, Coronation Park, downtown Mt Maunganui, 9am-2pm,  7 Jan, 5 Feb, 4 Mar, 1 Apr, 15 Apr
The Little Big Papamoa Markets, Papamoa Pony Club, 491 Papamoa Beach Rd, 9am - 2pm, 18 Feb, 18 Mar
Dinner in the Domain, Papamoa Beach Domain, 561 Papamoa Beach Rd, every Thurs until 30 Mar, 5.30-9pm
Bethlehem Lions Market, Historic Village, 17th Ave East, Tauranga, 1st & 3rd Sundays, 8am-12noon

OTHER SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES
* Climb to the top of Mauao (approx 50mins up and 20mins down) or walk around (approx 45mins)
* Soak in the Mount Hot Pools:- Ad $10.80,Sen & Ch 5-15 $8.10,2-4yr $5.70, Und 2 Free, Family $31.10, Spectator $1.80
* Take a walk around one of our many Walkways - ask for brochure at our Office
* Visit Classic Flyers Museum & Cafe: Ad $10, Ch $5, Family $25, Kids will love the Aircraft themed playground
* Go Blokarting at Papamoa on the track where Blokarts were invented: $30 for 30minutes
* Visit The Historic Elms Mission House, Tauranga. House & Library open 7 days 10am-4pm: Ad $5, Ch .50c THE GROUNDS ARE OPEN DAILY (FREE)
* Learn to Surf or Stand up Paddleboard, Tandem Skydiving, Scenic Flight, Indoor Rockclimbing, Baywave Aquatic Centre, Indoor Tramp Park, Bayfair Mini Golf, Comvita Bee Experience, Marshalls Animal Park, Waimarino Adventure Park & Gloworm Kayak Tours, Katikati Bird Gardens, McLarens Falls Park
* Other walks with great views:
Papamoa Hills - turn right into Poplar Lane off SH2 on way south to Te Puke (currently closed for forestry operations)
Looking Glass Gardens - 558 Quarry Rd, turn right off SH2 just before Te Puke: Ad$5,Ch$2.20, 10am-4pm daily
Te Puna Quarry Park - turn left into Quarry Road off SH2 approx 15km north of Tauranga
Otanewainuku Forest Park - 20kms south of Tauranga, take Oropi Rd then left at Mountain Rd, walks from 45 mins to 2 hours



If you require further information on events when planning your stay, please contact us and we will do our best to find out.
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