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. 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

Brooklyn Ladies Hour

It's Ladies Hour! Grab the girls, and join Brooklyn for a great Friday night with a good few glasses of bubbly. 🥂 It gets even better - they've got $1,000 worth of Chaos & Harmony to give away (5x $200 vouchers). Between 8:30-9:30pm, every transaction will put you in the draw to win. Pop it in the diary! It's all set...

22nd 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

In the studio with Janet Barrett

In the studio with Janet Barrett - 1st Place Winner of the 2019 Trustpower Photographic Competition What type of camera do you use? Camera body (CANON EOS 750D) with a multitude of lenses from macro to wide angle to zoom, all Canon. What/who inspired you to start on your photography journey? In my early 20’s my soon to be husband, Tom, bought me a small Pentax PC35AF. I still...

21st February 2019

NOOD is doing business on Durham Street

Take a look at this season's hottest lounge look at NOOD - New Objects of Desire.  A message from Robyn, Lauren and the team at NOOD - "Come in and see us at Nood we would love to see you in store to take advantage of our famous NOODIST sale which runs until the 10.3.19. We have great in store discounts with up to 60% off and for a limited time double Noodist...

20th February 2019

Quality sounds like this

When I sat down to have a chat with Graham at Eastern Hi Fi, I wanted to get to know him and what makes his business unique. Immediately I could tell that their service and products are of top quality. All I had to do was go to the back of their shop and through to their “demo room” to see this. They have a full hi definition sound system set up, made to look like an everyday...

20th February 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...