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.

Finding Beauty - The Exhibition

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION As part of the 2019 Trustpower Photographic Exhibition we are bringing together five winning images from the 2019 Hitachi City Art Exhibition, a profile of our sister city relationship, a digital display of hundreds of this year’s entries from the Trustpower Photographic Exhibition and information storyboards...

15th April 2019

57th National Jazz Festival Tauranga

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 Carnival, a jazz sunset cruise,...

18th April 2019

Downtown Tauranga Carnival - 57th National Jazz Festival

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

Mega World

Shown across all five exhibition spaces you'll experience contemporary illustration in its many form. From cartoons, comics and toys, to street-art, animations and contemporary art. Mega World Exhibitions: Anti-heroes: The Art of Conscious Cartoonists & Comic Book Creators - Ahsin Ahsin: Neon Utopia - Gary Baseman: Imaginary Friends -...

30th March 2019

Vitamin Sea

At Macandmor they are waving goodbye to Summer with an exhibition celebrating the Sea and the Coast.  "Living, as we do, right next to the sea we all seem to love the many moods, movement, and colours it brings. Can artists capture that? We'll know for sure on April 4 when the doors open on a huge dose of Vitamin...

4th April 2019

Lone Star Tauranga's grand prize winner!

When Lianne received a phone call from Lone Star in Auckland saying that she needed to get her passport ready because she had won the National American Fiesta Promotion, she immediately thought she was being pranked. “I didn’t believe them” she says, ‘I said to them, you must be kidding!” And who wouldn’t immediately think it was too good to be true! Lianne...

16th April 2019

Easter Chocolate & Treats Trail

Easter is just around the corner and what better time to eat delicious chocolate - guilt free of course! Chocolate isn't just for the kids, I'm about to take you on an Easter hunt through the city centre. Discover some of our best chocolate and treat lovers spots in Downtown Tauranga....   First up, Cabbages and Kings. Their range is phenomenal, from Devonport Chocolates, to...

8th April 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!  Are you interested in contributing to our page as one of our student voices? contact us today to find out...

7th March 2019

School Holiday Activities Downtown Tauranga

School Holiday activities in Downtown Tauranga There is still over a week left of the April school holidays and there is so much to do in Downtown Tauranga! Read on to discover crafty workshops, Easter egg hunts, learn how to create a balloon animal, Jazz Festival, pop up sales, live music, workshops at the Tauranga Art Gallery, clay, lego and mosaic making at the Tauranga City Library and...

18th April 2019

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10th April 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...