Your next stop is the sunny city of Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty.
Sprawling along the edge of an attractive harbour, you can easily explore Tauranga on foot. A lively café culture, gift galleries and designer stores offer plenty of opportunity for browsing.
Learn more about this favourite kiwi holiday spot with a guided tour of Mount Maunganui. Enjoy hearing local Maori legends as you wander from the mountain's base to its summit.
As dusk falls, experience the nightlife on The Strand with live music, pubs and clubs or spend the evening kayaking through a canyon alight with twinkling glow-worms. A perfect end to the day.