Tauranga is one of the major beach towns in New Zealand and is one of the fastest growing in the country.
Behind Auckland Harbor, it is the busiest port in the country. One of the main attractions is Mount Maunganui, located on a small peninsula where you can hike up to the top, providing a beautiful view of the city.
At this point of the city, it is possible to practice surfing and windsurfing. The white sandy beach that begins in Tauranga does not stop until reaching Whakatane, 100 kilometers to the east.
Whakatane is the starting point for expeditions to White Island, the only active marine volcano in New Zealand.