- Tauranga started life as a mission station and military base, traces of which you can see around the village centre.
- If you'd like to step back in time and see what Tauranga was like when it was settled by Europeans, head to Settlement on 17th. Replica and beautifully
restored original buildings are set amongst peaceful gardens.
- Do you an aviation fan in your midst? Classic Flyers NZ is an aviation museum with some 3 hangers of exhibitions including a Skyhawk Jet, and when you get hungry there's an aviation themed café.
- A big draw card for Mt Maunganui is it's two beaches, sheltered harbour and good surf. You can fish, swim, dive, surf, water ski, jet ski, boat or kayak. It really is a water lovers paradise.
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