From our most well-known walking track at Mauao to some of our best kept secrets, Tauranga’s parks and reserves offer an incredible opportunity to enjoy our beautiful natural environment this summer.
With beautiful reserves, great for all kinds of activities, including walking, picnicking, biking, playing and more, now is the perfect time to get out and about in Tauranga.
There is an exciting range of events around the city this summer to get involved in, many of which are hosted in our stunning parks. From sporting matches, concerts and festivals, to exhibitions, family and community events, there is plenty for the whole family.
“Tauranga and Mount Maunganui's walkways are the ideal way to enjoy our beautiful environment and make the most of the outstanding scenery on offer,” says Mark Smith, Manager: Parks & Recreation. “From beach to bush, there is so much on offer in Tauranga’s parks and reserves that you would be hard pressed not to find a place to enjoy, whether you are looking to do something active or just for a little peace and quiet.”
One of our best-kept secrets is the Kopurererua Valley walkways, which boasts an excellent network of tracks linking the both the Lakes and the wider Bethlehem area to Cameron Road through bush and alongside waterways. If you enjoy riding a bike, there are heaps of tracks around the city to discover. Huharua Harbour Park is a stunning sub-regional park located at the end of Plummers Point Road, Te Puna, and from this park you can link to the Omokoroa cycleway.
For any art lover, Tauranga is an outdoor gallery, packed with stunning street art created by well-known local and international street artists. And there is more – think public art, sculpture and pottery locations, Maori art, art galleries, studios and organisations. Save the art lovers map to your mobile phone and off you go. It includes locations across Tauranga, including Mount Maunganui, you can either walk, cycle or drive to.
You can download the full walkways booklet or the individual maps of the walkways are available on each page, making it super easy to know where you are going.