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Things to do in Tauranga when raining

Things to do in Tauranga when raining


We've all sung this song before, sometimes it works but usually, the wet weather is here to stay and whats worse than rain? Rain when you have something to do or a holiday planned. Listed below are fun things to do in Tauranga when it's raining!


No day better than a rainy day to stay in and what movies right??? Chuck on the track pants, grab the popcorn and snuggle up to Netflix all day long. Want to get out of the house?? Head to the movies! With all the newest movies on display, you have loads to pick from. With two prime locations The Mount & Tauranga the movies is never too far. Perfect for the kids, dates or a family day out!


Soaking in the hot pools is the best way to get rid of the rainy day blues! We have a massive variety of pools to choose from here in Tauranga. Starting in the mount with the famous Salt Water Mount Hot Pools then at Bayfair with Baywave perfect for the kids and even offers a sauna! Heading over to Tauranga we have Fernland Spa the perfect place to relax and finishing at the Welcome Bay Hot Pools. Now to make a decision on which one to head too!


Feeling like a challenge and something completely different? Head to the Escape Masters- the real-life escape rooms. Here you will find yourself locked in a room with 60 minutes to escape using only the clues to help you get out. You can choose the difficulty level and which theme with 3 different themes to pick from. Located right in the heart of Tauranga city at the Red Square this is the perfect activity to do before or after your rainy day coffee cafe stop. Check out the pricing HERE


The perfect quite environment to find a load of books to full your rainy weekend with reading. Tauranga offers three libraries one is situated on Maunganui Rd and one in Tauranga main street right next to the bus station and the third in Greeton. Find the locations below


Who doesn't love some retail therapy? Rainy days are the best mall days because you aren't missing out on a day at the beach! Tauranga offers a bunch of great shopping centers such as Papmoa Plaza, Fashion Island, Bethlehem Shopping center, Tauranga Crossing, Mount Main Street, Tauranga the strand and of course the most popular Bayfair which is mostly undercover and even has an undercover parking building so you won't even get wet running from your car! 


A great free (donations welcome) activity for all ages. Offering wonderful art from around the world. Situated right across from the information center and bus station it is super easy to find. Here you will find a two-story building filled with beautiful pieces of art. They even have a gift store on site where you can purchase some crafts to take home and keep you entertained! Find out opening hours, location and the latest exhibition HERE


Jump in the car and head to Rotorua. Only a 45-minute drive using the new Toll Road Rotorua is like our home away from home. Offering some of the most amazing tourist attractions in New Zealand! You will find mud pools to tree walks and even Maori Villages. For the rainy days in Rotorua, I would recommend Hells Gate Mud Pools, the Rotorua natural mud you can actually bathe in. Polynesian Spas, natural thermal pools overlooking the beautiful Lake Rotorua. Motion Entertainment an all indoors Entertainment mall great for all ages.Then finish your day off with lunch or dinner at the Skylines Stratosfare. No transport to make it to Rotorua? Hire one of our rental cars or vans you can even add the tolls! BOOK YOUR RENTAL HERE 

Looking for a place to eat out? Check out our blog on where to eat in Tauranga HERE

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