PLANNING YOUR TRIP
Here at Pacific Auto Rentals we want YOU to enjoy everything the Bay has to offer. With our local knowledge, experienced and research we have choosen some great atractions that are a must see.
Mount Maunganui Summit or Track Walk
Mauao is a historic reserve owned by Maori and managed by Tauranga City Council. The base track is 3.4 km and takes about 45 minutes to walk. It is suitable for strollers and wheelchairs but please take care. There are several tracks to the summit. The two tracks recommended for sightseers are the Oruahine and Waikorire, both have beautiful ocean and bush veiws so dont forget the camera for thoese unforgetable photos! It can also get super hot and be hard work especially on a hot summers day so a water bottle, sunscreen and a hat is reccomended. The summit is 232m high, it takes about 40-50 minutes to get to the top. to find out any further information or to download a free map click here -http://www.mountmaunganui.org.nz/#!walks/cd12
Once you've completed your walk you can head down for a bite to eat along the ocean side with a variety of cafes to choose from or grab a yummy icecream at the famous Copenhagen Cones. Bring along your togs and you can head to the beach or harbour for a swim to cool off or have a soak in the Mount Hot Pools.
Mount Hot Pools
As far back as 500BC, Hippocrates recognised the benefits of warmed seawater for its ability to rebalance and detoxify our bodies. Salt water bathing was believed to improve mobility by easing muscle and joint inflammation, and general aches and pains.
Today, those healing properties remain, and it's all right here beneath the majesty of Mauao, Mount Maunganui. Go and soak in their heated salt water pools and experience the benefits for yourself. Perfect for day or night. Find opening hours and prices here http://www.bayvenues.co.nz/Venues/Aquatic+Venues/mthotpools.html also check out Bay Wave for a fun filled indoor pool experince including one of the Bays only wave pool!
Waimarino Adventure Park
Waimarino is a tranquil paradise situated on the banks of the Wairoa River just 10 minutes from Tauranga city. The adventure park is focused around the sport of kayaking. Waimarino has been Tauranga’s premier kayaking & recreational destination since 1975. Waimarino Adventure Park is the perfect day out for the whole family. Take along your family, swimsuits, barbeque supplies or picnic and make a day of it. Find more information about Waimarino and the activities they have to offer here http://www.waimarino.com/
Fernland Spa Thermal Mineral Springs
Immerse yourself in pure pleasure. The choice of eight spacious private hot pools or the peaceful atmosphere of the main hot pool offers something for every taste. All hot pools are drained, cleaned and refilled daily and have a constant flow of fresh natural thermal non-chlorinated mineral water ensuring the purist thermal bathing experience. Nestled in a secluded valley of spectacular native bush only 5 minutes from downtown Tauranga, Fernland Thermal Mineral Springs also provides campers with a tranquil setting and outstanding thermal facilities. Price includes free access to the main pool during open hours. Check out Fernlands website for more info, prices and directions http://www.fernlandspa.co.nz/
TECT All Terrain Park
Whether you’re after fast-paced action or some leisurely time out, you can relax, rejuvenate and have fun in the Park.