Parking & Bus Services
With over 3100 public car parks available in Downtown Tauranga, there are plenty to choose from.
Mums and Prams
The two car park buildings have car parking spaces reserved for mums and prams. In the Elizabeth Street Car Park Building there are 12 parks available and in the Spring Street Car Park Building there are four.
The City Council has seven parking areas that provide leased parking. Thye range in price from $90.00 to $130.00 per month.
Park for free in the Spring Street and Elizabeth Street car park buidlings for free on Saturdays as long as you like. All on-street parking is free on Saturdays and Sundays as well however time restrictions remain in force between 9am and 1pm on Saturdays. So if you are planning a longer stay then head straight for the car park buildings so you can relax and enjoy the experience that is Downtown Tauranga.
And remember if you have just a quick errand to run you can park in the city centre for up to 10 minutes without having to pay. That's right slip in and out in 10 minutes and your parking is free during the week.
Paring Fees - Pay & Display
$1.00 - $2.00 per hour / $5.50 per day except Dive Crescent which is $2.50 per day. Monthly pre-paid concession tickets are available from Tauranga City Council offices for $80.00 per month.
Please note: The IRD, Masonic and Council car parks are 3 hour maximum parking areas.
For detailed information on the Tauranga bus service vist the Bay Bus Website www.baybus.co.nz. The Baybus website has been developed to meet the needs of the growing number of people using public transport in the Bay of Plenty. You can plan your journey using the handy tool, print off your route and timetable, place feedback about the service and find out how to get a new stop. There are frequently asked questions and regular news updates.
Bus Time Tables:
For Additional information please go to www.baybus.co.nz/timetables.aspx for updated bus routes.
On street mobility parking is available in the following areas;
Civic Car Park - There are two mobility parking spaces behind the library. Both parks are suitable for long wheel base vehicles.
Cliff Road - There is one mobility parking space opposite the Botanical Gardens
Devonport Road - There are two mobility parking spaces on Devonport Road in the City Centre.
Durham Street - There are four mobility parking spaces. Three around Baycourt and one outside the University of Waikato.
Elizabeth Street - There are two mobility parking spaces. One outside the cinema which has a slight gradient and one outside the Inland Revenue Department which is suitable for a long wheel base vehicle.
Elizabeth Street Car Park Building - There are nine mobility parking spaces in this car park building.
First Avenue - There are four mobility parking spaces otside the Lyceum Club.
Grey Street - There are three mobility parking spaces. One outside the offices of ACC, one outside Langtons Lingerie which is suitable for a long wheel base vehicle and outside Tydall House (close to the National Bank).
Hamilton Street - There is one mobility parking space outside Workbridge.
Harington Street - There are two mobility parking spaces. One adjacent to Harington House and one in the Harington House car park.
McLean Street - There is one mobility parking space outside McLean Chambers.
Mision Street - There is one mobility parking space outside the Elms.
Second Avenue - There is one mobility parking space outside the Accident & Medical Clinic.
Spring Street Car Park Building - There are six mobility parking spaces in this car park building.
Strand Reclamation - There are four mobility parking spaces. There are two in the Southern Strand Reclamation car park just north of the Edgewater Park area and one in the northern space adjacent to the railway track. The other one is in the newly formed 'pocket park' in the Northern Strand Reclamation car park.
The Strand - There is one mobility parking space between Wharf and Spring Streets.
Wharf Street - There is one mobility park ing space between Willow Street and The Strand.
Willow Street - There are three mobility parking spaces. One in Masonic car park opposite the City Council and two outside the information centre.
Transfers - Tickets are valid for one transfer within 60 mins of issue.
Super Gold Card Holders
Super Gold card holders receive free off-peak public bus travel. The scheme first came into use on 1 October 2008 and is funded 100% by the Ministry of Social Development.
Free travel applies during the following off-peak travel periods