On a gorgeous sunny day, the light sparkles on top of the sheltered water here like scattered pearls. As you breathe in the air purified by the Kaimai mountain ranges and harbour, notice how uplifted you feel.
Tauranga is the main city in the Bay of Plenty Region. It bears that name for good reason, both early Maori and Europeans could clearly see the value in this land compared to other nearby regions. Wars were waged to claim dominance of Tauranga, which is now a vibrant, rapidly expanding, sophisticated city.
You can easily get this totally unique tour with your smartphone. As you walk around, GPS works to automatically trigger audio commentary.
Relax and enjoy the stunning sights as I guide you around and tell you the intriguing and often scary recent history of this area and how it transformed into what you see today.