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

Water Polo on the Waterfront

Water Polo on the Waterfront aims to bring the best water polo action to the ocean waters of Tauranga, and promote one of the world's most physically demanding, dynamic and tough sports in our spectacular natural environment. This FREE event will provide an exciting opportunity for spectators to enjoy a fast-paced, exciting display of sport...

23rd February 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

Check out what's on at CBK!

CBK has so much on over February and March. Take a look at their upcoming gigs...enjoy a delicious meal and then party the night away until 3am. Thursday's are for students and there's a student 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...

14th February 2019

New to Biking Workshop for Women

Calling all women! Bring your bike and learn basic maintenance skills such as how to change a tube, use a pump and bike set up. What to bring: Bike Registration required? Yes. Please contact Karen at Travel Safe. For more info:  Karen Smith, Travel Safe  Phone - 07 577 7396  Email -...

20th February 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

Free parking in the city centre on Saturdays and Sundays

ALL PARKING FREE ON SATURDAYS IN THE CITY CENTRE Council resolved in December 2018 to begin a one-year trial of free parking in the city centre on Saturdays.  City Transformation Chair Larry Baldock said that this was a decision made with the community in mind, and an opportunity to encourage more people to visit the city centre in the weekend. “There are more and more...

21st January 2019

Tauranga City App

The Tauranga City App is live! Sun Media have made it easy for you to keep informed on what's happening in our city. The all new Tauranga City App has all your up to date local and national news, events, shops, restaurants - even the nearest public toilet. Navigate your way through the city easily with location-based functionality. Simply tap on the location you are looking for, and be...

12th December 2018

Congratulating the 2019 Trustpower Photographic Exhibition Winners

A huge congratulations to the 2019 Trustpower Photographic Exhibition winners See the winning images in all their glory at the free Trustpower Photographic Exhibition along The Strand, on now until 14 April. Now that the judges have chosen, vote for your favourite while you're at the exhibition and be in to win dinner for two in Downtown Tauranga! Click here...

29th January 2019

Have you seen the floating zebra crossings on The Strand yet?

Walking along The Strand earlier this week.... I noticed something on the road was catching people's eye. The Zebra crossing's have been turned into 3D works of art!  Tauranga City Council have installed three 3D crossings and another two are planned for February/March. People have already had fun taking photos with the crossings...   This one was posted by...

25th January 2019

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...