Mark's Perfect Day

16 November 2017

Mark's Perfect Day

If you didn't already know, last month we wrapped up our "Find Your Perfect Day" contest on Facebook with over 100 amazing responses about what your perfect day would be.

We were thrilled to award our lucky contest winner, Mark Bougen, with his prize of $1,000 worth of Downtown Tauranga vouchers!

We've been dying to know how Mark has been spending his winnings, so we caught up with him recently to find out...


What have your perfect days in the city centre consisted of so far?
We have visited The Phoenix, Brew Craft Beer Pub, The Barrel Room, and Liquorland. Sounds like a pattern is forming!

What has been a standout highlight?
Our lunch at The Phoenix. They treated us like VIPs! I loved their beef salad. It has a beautiful mix of flavours.

Who have you been sharing your perfect days with?
Of course my wife, Christine.

What do you have planned for the rest of your winnings?
The vouchers last for 12 months so we will use them wisely, although we do intend to use them for downtown accommodation on New Year's Eve. We will be able to have a great night out at our favourite locations and not worry about how we are getting home.

Have you discovered anywhere new in the city centre?
The Station on Devonport Rd is new to us, has a great vibe about it! Brew Craft Beer Pub is a great place for lunch with a varied menu. The Philly cheese steak and the pork belly sandwich are recommended!

What do you love the most about Downtown Tauranga?
I love that it is so compact and easy to explore. The developments such as the tidal steps are bringing new life to the city.


Thanks Mark, we are thrilled you and Christine are having such a great time exploring the city centre and discovering new places!

If you haven't already, check out A Perfect Day and discover just some of the amazing and unique places that make Downtown Tauranga so special.