Tilting the Golden Triangle why Tauranga might just be the new place to be.

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Aucklanders really have the best of everything in Tauranga. With a twenty five minute flight home from Auckland or a two and half hours’ drive south, the northern city never really feels too far away for Tauranga locals.

Each year, a thousand new Auckland families are choosing to call Tauranga home, finding that the laid back Bay of Plenty lifestyle is beating the perks of being amongst Auckland’s sprawling metropolis.

The city’s world class beach and new-age global feel means that many Aucklanders are choosing to stay for good after spending their summer holiday with us here in the Bay. The safe city streets, dotted with alternative cafes, hidden-away op-shops, colourfully themed restaurants and boardwalk food trucks are bringing wanderers from world over, while the family oriented beach culture keeps the city feeling authentic, and undeniably Kiwi.

More than just a holiday spot, the city has gained critical acclaim for its strong economic environment and innovation opportunity. With finalised plans for a CBD tertiary campus opening in 2016, combined with the strength of local high schools and the varied career prospects available, Tauranga has developed into a hub for innovation, design and business talent. Locals get to tap into Auckland’s market opportunity, but can live and work in a family oriented community, with a range of activities and outdoor pursuits readily available.

If you’re interested in pursuing the famous Bay lifestyle, we’ve put together a collection of resources you might like to check out before making your move. You can give us a call at any time with any questions, or you might like to send us an email, and we’ll get back to you immediately. 


Schooling in the Bay of Plenty

Sporting in the Bay of Plenty

Economic Opportunity in Tauranga


                Every Saturday at 6pm in the Bayfair Carpark.                 Every Saturday from 7.45am till noon, in the Tauranga Primary School’s carpark.                 Every Friday from 5-9pm from December until February                 First Saturday of Every Month.


Your Café Checklist – Our favourite hidden away hotspots

  • Love Rosie
  • Alimento
  • Me & U
  • Café 88
  • Elizabeth
  • Grindz
  • Chantilly Crème
  • Le Chat Noir
  • The Med
  • Bravo

Other useful websites

Ready to talk more? Contact us with any questions you have, or come and see us at The Lakes Information & Sales Centre located at our Shopping Village on Caslani Lane.

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