Flights to Tauranga

Staying in Tauranga or Mount Maunganui opens the door to amazing outdoor adventures, unique cultural sights and delicious food experiences.

Whatever you want for your holiday, the Bay of Plenty is ready and willing to bring it to life. Want to see a canyon full of glow worms? Want to learn to surf or wrangle a blokart? Want to shop at a farmers market then visit a brewery for a tasting paddle? Bring your vacation ambitions to Tauranga, Mount Maunganui or Whakatāne and let the fun begin.

About our flights to Tauranga

Air New Zealand offers non-stop domestic flights to Tauranga Airport from Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch, with connecting flights from regional centres. With any flight to Tauranga you can choose seat, seat+bag, flexitime or flexidate fare types. The scheduled length for Auckland to Tauranga flights is 40 minutes.

Where to go and what to see in the Bay of Plenty

Stretching from Waihi in the west to Ōpōtiki in the east, the Bay of Plenty region is loved for its long white-sand beaches, sensational fruit and vegetables, massive range of outdoor adventures and cultural creativity, which you can experience as wonderful art and delectable food. Unless you just want to flop on the beach, we recommend you hire a car and do some exploring.

A coastal paradise of beaches and bays

Whether you're a surfer, swimmer, walker or sunbather, you'll find plenty of room to do your thing in the Bay of Plenty. At the western end of the bay, Waihi Beach is a relaxed seaside settlement with a stretch of gorgeous surf beach that's 10km long. There's another 100km ocean beach spanning from Mount Maunganui to Whakatāne, then Ōhope and Ōpōtiki beaches continue on the other side of the Whakatāne headland. All these fabulous ocean beaches have fine white sand and some are patrolled in summer.

Tauranga's inner harbour also provides plenty of scope for seaside activities. It's a place for sea kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, kite surfing and fishing. Or you can take a more leisurely approach to your holiday and enjoy picnics at places like Omokoroa, Bowentown and Pilot Bay.

More about beaches and coastal fun in the Bay of Plenty.

Essential information

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Best time to go

Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and the wider Bay of Plenty make up one of the sunniest regions in New Zealand. Daily maximum temperatures are around 23°C in summer and 15°C in winter. Many of New Zealand's best beaches are in this area, so it can be really busy in summer. Spring and autumn are a good idea if you want to avoid crowds. Winter often produces beautiful blue sky days.

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How much will it cost?

Not including air travel and hotels, you should allow about NZD $100 to $150 a day per person for food and entertainment.

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There are no mandatory vaccinations required for visitors to New Zealand.

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You might need a visa to holiday in New Zealand, depending on where you're from and how long you're staying. See the visa-waiver list.

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Auckland (AKL) to Tauranga (TRG) 




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Wellington (WLG) to Tauranga (TRG) 

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Christchurch (CHC) to Tauranga (TRG)

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** Indirect flights may also be available for this route.