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

From 3690 competition entries (a record number!) our judges now have the difficult task of selecting the top 20 images which will make up the third annual Trustpower Photographic Exhibition! THE COMPETITION The competition challenged amateur and professional photographers across New Zealand to share moments of beauty. This year,...

26th January 2019

One Love Festival 2019

NEW ZEALAND’S PREMIERE CELEBRATION OF ROOTS, ROCK AND REGGAE One of New Zealand’s most vibrant and popular summer festivals, ONE LOVE, has drawn around 60,000 people over the past four years to the Bay of Plenty. The festival has sold out in advance over the past three years as it continues to grow in popularity year on...

26th January 2019

Melted Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Festival

I scream! You scream! We all scream for ice cream! Introducing MELTED, New Zealand’s first ever ice cream and frozen dessert festival. Taking over the Tauranga Waterfront on Saturday 9th February 2019, MELTED is a celebration of all things cool and sweet. With a wide range of ice cream, gelato, sorbet, fruit ice cream, milkshakes, and a...

9th February 2019

57th National Jazz Festival Tauranga

Mark the date in your calendar NATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL TAURANGA·TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2017 The National Jazz Festival Tauranga is back in 2018, from March 28 to April 2, with a star-studded line-up of local and international musicians. The festival, which is the Southern Hemisphere’s longest-running of its kind, will see the...

18th April 2019

Downtown 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

Dialled Waterpark is the perfect school holiday activity this summer

Waterworld Tauranga is back this summer for a limited season 1 Dec 2018 to end Jan 2019 on the beautiful Tauranga waterfront. Waterworld is the best place on the water to play. Located at the bottom of town on the strand, the waterpark is set to be the hottest place in town for the kids to play. So grab ya jandles, togs and towel and head on down!  Contact...

9th January 2019

Paint our city beautiful

Paint our city beautiful and take part in decorating Tauranga's Chorus Cabinets! Creative Bay of Plenty are calling for submissions for this year’s Chorus Cabinet Art Project! They have teamed up with Keep New Zealand Beautiful, The Breeze Tauranga 95.8FM and Chorus to bring you another round of Chorus cabinet art.  The theme is: I Raro I...

16th January 2019

Trustpower Photographic Competition

Entry to The Trustpower Photographic Competition for 2019 is now closed!  Wow!  We have recieved an absolutely incredible number of amazing, beautiful, breathtaking entries ... in fact a record number for the third year running! From 3690 competition entries (a record number!) our judges now have the difficult task of selecting the top 20 images which will make up the third...

5th November 2018

Christmas Party on the Waterfront Celebrated Diversity

TRUSTPOWER CHRISTMAS PARTY ON THE WATERFRONT WITH CCS DISABILITY ACTION'S CELEBRATE US CONCERT On Sunday the 9th December we held the Trustpower Christmas party on the Tauranga waterfront. It was a fantastic day in the city centre, and the weather was almost too good, would you believe after the storm which forced us to cancel the parade on the 1st December!  Many of the Downtown...

14th December 2018

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

School Holiday Programme
With plenty of activities for people of all ages, Downtown Tauranga is the...
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...