Tauranga Airport Mini Guide
Tell me About Tauranga Airport
Tauranga Airport is a small regional airport near to the town of Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty on New Zealand’s North Island. It is the 4th busiest commercial and general aviation airport in the country.
How Would I fly There?
There are scheduled flights with 10 flights daily within New Zealand to the cities of Auckland
. You can also fly to South Island’s Christchurch
. For international visitors, connections would be made through these cities. These are Air New Zealand domestic flights but are operated by Eagle Airways and Air Nelson.
How can I get to the Town?
Apollo Connect Shuttle can be pre-booked to take you from the airport to the city or you can take a taxi. Car hire is a good option there too, so you can explore the whole area. It is a three minute drive into the town and the same distance to the beaches at Mount Maunganui.
What Facilities Does the Airport Have?
It is a small airport with basic facilities. You can relax before your flight in the Koru Lounge or have a meal at the café. On-site you will find the Classic Flyers Museum which is well known locally and have a drink or snack at Avgas Café and Bar.
Where can I Stay Nearby?
The Sebel Trinity Wharf Tauranga is a beautiful 4 star hotel on the Bay of Plenty and five kilometres from the airport. It has 123 rooms with harbour views and there is a pool and fitness centre for guests to use. In the evening enjoy a cocktail on the hotel’s outdoor patio and take in the views across the wharf. Later, you can eat at the Halo Lounge Restaurant.
Special Events at the Airport
Tauranga Airport plays host to the Sportavex Biennial Fly-In and Airshow and the Tauranga City Airshow. If you are feeling adventurous, you can also try out tandem skydiving and gliding at the airport or take a trial flying lesson.
Tauranga Airport is your gateway to the wonderful climate and scenery of this city in the northern part of New Zealand’s North Island. The city’s population has expanded rapidly over the last decade as people are drawn there by the high quality of life.
Set around a natural harbour formed by the peaks of dormant volcanoes; take your hire car to the top of each peak to gain different but equally stunning views of the city and its location. The Bay of Plenty, as it is called, is also a great favourite for surfers, swimmers, sailors and scuba divers.