Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty is a energetic and pulsating city on the edge of the Tauranga Harbour. It is a hub for business, import and export and trade in New Zealand and encompasses two of the most popular holiday destinations in the country, Mt Maungani and Papamoa. It is the 5th largest city in the country and over the last 20 years has seen huge development and migration from New Zealanders moving away from Auckland and Christchurch. The Port of Tauranga is the largest in the country and is a developing stop for the cruise liners that visit the country. Both Mt Mauganui and Tauranga have farmers markets at the weekend, keep your eyes peeled for kiwi fruit products including jams and chutneys. The Bay of Plenty is famed for its kiwi fruit farms. We recommend checking out Kiwi360 for everything you need to know about our national fruit! Millsreef produces excellent local wine and has a wonderful restaurant on site. Tauranga and Mt Mauganui have an eclectic variety of restaurants and cafes with excellent Thai and Indian restaurants offering traditional and fusion dishes. We recommend getting some locally caught fish and chips and enjoy the enormity of the endless beaches, or climb to the top of Mt Mauganui for a picnic with products from the farmers market.