Family Fun in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Your Tauranga motel accommodation at Harbour City Motor Inn is within walking distance, a short drive or an extended excursion from a choice of fun family adventures in Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and the wider Bay of Plenty.
Briar's Seaside Ride Horse Trek
22a Otimi Street, RD9, Te Puke
Phone – (07) 533 2582
Get away from the hustle and bustle of life. Come horseback trekking beside the Pacific Ocean and over rolling green farmland with breath taking views. Guide your mount along the glistening sand and catch the ocean in one of her many moods. On clear days you can see the whole Bay of Plenty from Coromandel to East Cape.
Quiet, cool, trustworthy, well fed, friendly horses for you to meet - they enjoy the trek as much as you do! Experienced riders can enjoy a canter or gallop so long as the group is of the same level. Small groups a speciality. Along the way you'll see native coastal birds and other ecological treasures, even the odd seal can be spotted from time to time.
Historical sites, farm animals and market gardening are some of the other interesting things we ride through. Helmets are provided but you will need to wear long trousers and closed footwear.
176 Parton Rd, Papamoa
Phone – (0)7 572 4256
It’s fast... it’s clean... it’s perfect for those who love speed, sailing – and being on land!
So, what makes blokart landsailing so appealing? Designed for both recreation and competition, the blokart landsailer is ideal for everyone. From kids to grandparents, adrenalin junkies to the disabled, everyone can enjoy blokarting.
Blokarting opens up a whole new style of land based racing. Because of its small size and extreme manoeuvrability the blokart is able to be sailed quite safely on any firm surface, from hard sand and short grass to asphalt and concrete.
Experience the thrill of a lifetime! Blokart International at Papamoa supplies all of your equipment and a great track. Whether experienced or wanting to learn, everyone is catered for.
SH2, Te Puke
Phone - (07) 573 6340
At Kiwi360, we celebrate the incredible New Zealand Kiwifruit and the rich culture surrounding it. We live in the Kiwifruit Capital of the world!
Climb aboard a KiwiKart and tour through our lush orchards; relax and rejuvenate in the Kiwi360 Cafe or shop to your heart’s content in our Kiwi360 Shop . And don’t forget to bring your camera, for a photo in our famous giant Kiwifruit!
Moturiki Island Picnic
Located just off Mt Maunganui's stunning surf beach, Moturiki Island was once the site of an aquarium. The former Leisure Island has now reverted back to its wild state, with a little help from the community, Environment BOP and the Tauranga District Council.
The tiny island, joined to the shore by a manmade walkway, offers a good track for those whose fitness levels are not that high. At its summit your effort is rewarded by supurb views over the Pacific Ocean and offshore islands.
You can fish from the rocks above Shark Alley (not known for sharks, but good for other fish!) and it is a good vantage point for those wishing to watch some of the many ocean-going events held off the coast each summer, from the ocean jetboat racing to action from the surf life saving championships.
The island has been redesigned as a natural and environmentally friendly picnic place, with plenty of areas to explore. If you sit by the rocks on the northern facing slopes long enough, you may be lucky enough to see giant black crabs tending their business between tidal changes.
Paradise Valley Springs
476 Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha Valley
Phone - (07) 348 9667
At Paradise Valley Springs, visitors can interact with a variety of wildlife that is found wild around New Zealand. Animals such as Deer, Pigs, Thar and Wallabies may be hand fed.
See Rainbow and Brown Trout in our crystal-clear pools and wild in the Ngongotaha Stream that winds through our park.
Get up close to friendly farm animals in the lively streamside farmwalk, Alpacas, Goats and Sheep to name a few.
View native New Zealand birds, waterfowl on our wetlands and
walk-through with our native alpine parrots the Kea.
Taste pure spring water straight from our natural spring, or purchase some of our own bottled 'Paradise Pure' to take away with you.
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