Tauranga International Marathon 2018

This will be a running and walking festival like no other, celebrating Tauranga's best spaces and places. With a run or walk distance for all and vistas to take your breath away, this is the one you have been waiting for—FAST, FLAT, FUN in NZ's sunshine capital. This year all participants will finish on The Strand, Downtown...

22nd September 2018

HOT Pink Walk 2018

Don't go home after work on Wednesday 10th October Instead come on down to The Strand and join the annual HOT Pink Walk.  Brought to you by the Breast Cancer Support Service Tauranga Trust and House of Travel this fun event is a chance to walk, celebrate and remember those in our lives who have had breast cancer. With...

10th October 2018

2018 Trustpower Christmas Parade

Join us for the Trustpower Christmas Parade, the parade that heralds the start of the Christmas season, featuring colourful community floats, lively bands, marching teams, acrobatic groups and colourful characters. Santa will join us and has invited many of his friends along too. He has chosen two of his most trusted reindeer to help him and...

1st December 2018

CBD Treasures Family Challenge

As part of the NZIA Festival of Architecture, both Sport Bay of Plenty and Hafele have partnered to bring you this CBD Treasures challenge. Download the free 'Goosechase' app, grab your family and friends, and explore the city on foot. n this amazing race-style activity, you’ll receive clues telling you where to go and will...

14th September 2018

New Zealand Festival of Architecture

Get ready for a flurry of architectural events around the country from September 14 - 23. Take in a talk, join a building tour, see a film or enter a photo comp. Celebrate architecture and design in Tauranga via the Festival of Architecture. Here are some of the events you can get involved in: Love our Laneways: September 13 - 15 NZIA...

14th September 2018

Where is your Best Place?

We're looking for the top 10 Best Places in Downtown Tauranga for 2018!  This is your opportunity to show your support for your favourite place in the City Centre. Is your Best Place a café, store, restaurant or business? Could it be that coffee shop you visit every day before work? Or that clothing store with the most friendly staff? Or maybe it's that restaurant...

1st September 2018

A Tapas Trail of Delights

The Taste Tauranga Tapas Trail was unlike any other dining experience I’ve had in Tauranga. Not only did I have a fantastic night out with friends, I met new people, tasted new and exciting flavours, was wowed by the presentation of food and cocktails and enjoyed the ambiance of each restaurant. There were so many highlights…. Meeting the people in my group of 12 at Brooklyn,...

30th August 2018

Father's Day in Downtown Tauranga

To celebrate Father's Day this Sunday 2nd September, we wanted to highlight some of the unique offerings in Downtown Tauranga. These are great ideas for ways to treat that special father figure in your life!     Head to Downtown Tauranga's Facebook page where you can comment and tag your father figure telling us why he deserves a meal and personalised beer...

29th August 2018

Winner of Shop to Win!

There were thousands of entries in the Shop to Win competition which ran in Downtown Tauranga this year through June and July. Considering that the prize was a $2000 shopping spree, we're not at all surprised!  Whether you purchased a handbag, shoes, a new suit, haircut, coffee, dinner out or a piece of art, everyone had a chance to fill in an entry form in store and go in the...

22nd August 2018

Focus on Fashion - Peet Jewellers

Dine at any of the participating restaurants during Taste Tauranga, fill in an entry form, and you will go in the draw to win a pair of Peet Jewellers diamond earings and free dining for a year in Downtown Tauranga! Discover participating restaurants here. Ts and Cs apply.  Does beautiful bespoke designs resulting in one of a kind pieces of jewellery sound like a bit of you? We talk...

23rd July 2018

Student Hotspots
Welcoming students to the city centre! Enjoy these amazing deals below from our...
Goddards Shopping Centre
Linking Devonport Road and Grey Street enjoy browsing our stores for Fashion...
Tauranga Waterfront
Some of the greatest cities in the world have iconic waterfronts and we firmly...
Wharf St Dining Precinct
Over 500 railway sleepers from the old Matapihi Railway bridge, over 80...