What’s happening
in Downtown Tauranga

Looking for what’s going on in Tauranga city centre? You’ve come to the right place.

For upcoming events, activities for all ages, and the best restaurants, pubs, cafes, shopping and accommodation, look no further.

This is your go-to place for things to do in Downtown Tauranga.

2019 Trustpower Photographic Exhibition

CHECK OUT THE WINNERS OF THE TRUSTPOWER PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION From 3698 competition entries, the 20 winning images are now showcased in the third annual Trustpower Photographic Exhibition!  Come and see the breathtaking winning images, presented on large-scale display boards in the Bay’s largest outdoor photographic...

26th January 2019

Food for Thought: Rescued Food Festival

Tauranga is set to celebrate another New Zealand first as the City prepares to host the Biggest Food Rescue Festival in the country. A celebration of rescued food and our community, there will be competitive cook-offs between 6 rival teams, food stalls, market items to purchase, live music and fun for the whole family and the event is endorsed by...

23rd March 2019

57th National Jazz Festival Tauranga

Mark the date in your calendar NATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL TAURANGA 18 - 21 APRIL 2019 The National Jazz Festival Tauranga is back in 2019, from April 18 - 21. The festival, which is the Southern Hemisphere’s longest-running of its kind, has something for everyone with the 42nd National Youth Jazz Competition, two-day Downtown...

18th April 2019

Downtown Tauranga Carnival

Downtown Tauranga is the place to be this Easter Saturday and Sunday. The Strand comes alive with a carnival vibe that you don’t want to miss. Enjoy jazz, swing, blues and funk from NZ’s best on multiple stages along the Strand set amidst dozens of fine bars and restaurants. Relax or dance the weekend away with the sparkling...

20th April 2019

Check out what's on at CBK!

CBK has so much on over February and March. They have delicious meal options, Thursday is student night and there's a pub quiz on the 5th March! Their location in Red Square is one of the sunniest spots for an evening meal and drink after work, and the scaffolding has started to come off on the Red Square building revealing a...

14th February 2019

Never miss a student special - Follow us on Instagram

This is TGA - an Instagram page for everything student and young people related! Check out Student deals and offerings, things to do in our beautiful city and events!  PLUS if you follow thisistga before the 1st of April you will instantly go in the draw to win an $80 voucher from Pluto Juice Bar! Are you interested in contributing to our page as one of our student voices?...

7th March 2019

Welcome students and staff from the University of Waikato Tauranga

On Tuesday the 12th March we warmly welcomed students and staff from the University of Waikato to our city centre. People arrived to our stunning waterfront with the sunrise and were treated to a delicious breakfast burrito from RYE and Barrio Brothers, a coffee from the Little Yellow Coffee cart, a healthy smoothie from our very own Pluto Juice, Soup and Salad Bar and tasters of the...

15th March 2019

Specialty Coffee at Folk Brewers

Are you a lover of coffee? Great coffee? Folk Brewers comes highly recommended. I can honestly say I’ve never had a coffee experience quite like it…. And I’ve had my fair share over the years. Folk is located on Durham Street in the Basestation building which, by the way, is another fantastic, modern and funky business in our city centre -  but that’s another...

5th March 2019

What are you proud of in our city centre?

Are you proud of our innovation? Our opportunities? Our collaborative, innovative, creative community? What about the incredible, transformative developments currently underway? Maybe there are some special places, experiences, people or developments that make you feel proud to call our city centre yours? As we traverse through massive, transformational change in our city centre, how we...

15th February 2019

At the Art Lounge with Mira Corbova

When I visited Mira – gallery director, curator, art dealer and artist in her own right, at the Art Lounge today I was amazed at many things. The first was how spacious, bright and colourful the gallery is now that it has moved to Willow Street, next to High Street Boutique and Subway. The second thing that struck me was Mira’s passion for what she does. She is so dedicated to art, to...

13th March 2019

Student Hotspots
Welcoming students to the city centre! Enjoy these amazing deals below from our...
Goddards Shopping Centre
Linking Devonport Road and Grey Street enjoy browsing our stores for Fashion...
Tauranga Waterfront
Some of the greatest cities in the world have iconic waterfronts and we firmly...
Wharf St Dining Precinct
Over 500 railway sleepers from the old Matapihi Railway bridge, over 80...