Things to do in the area.

Events and happenings.


Gourmet Night Market

Coronation Park, Maunganui Road, Mt Maunganui.
Every Friday from 5pm till late
All ages.
Admission: Free

Live music – irresistible dinners – luscious dessert – tempting snacks – healthy, fresh, home-made fare… all in the idyllic location of Coronation Park, with the Mount as a backdrop.

…bring a picnic blanket and get together – every Friday – for an evening of fun, food and friends.

A minimum waste, family event, alcohol-free, dog-friendly (on leads please).

Colour Splash

Coronation Park, Maunganui Road, Mt Maunganui.

Saturday 23 March 2019 12:00pm – 4:00pm
All ages
Admission: Free

A day of colourful fun and freedom for the whole family!

An electric celebration of the ancient Holi festival.

Known as the festival of colours, it is a joyous annual event during which people dance and frolic, play, chase and colour each other with dry powder. It is a high-spirit love fest!

With delighted enthusiasm, participants throw handfuls of coloured dyes making each other into a canvas of colours. It is like a paint fight but with coloured powder. Dye can be purchased on-site.

Colour Splash is a time to cut loose with renewed energy. It’s a festival of forgiveness and new starts, which aims to generate harmony, togetherness and connection in the society, over-looking age, race religion, etc.

Wear old garments or clothes that you don’t mind becoming coloured, as some of the dye might not fully wash out. White garments bear the most dramatic and brilliant effect.

Disc Golf Have-a-go-Day

Ohauiti Reserve Ohauiti Rd, Ohauiti (Opposite Atkins Way), Tauranga.

Saturday 9 March 2019 2:30pm – 6:30pm
All ages
Admission: Free

Pop-up Disc Golf course, Saturday 9th March at 2.30. Tauranga Disc Golf Association's first tryout with baskets at Ohauti Reserve. Everyone welcome! (Bring a friend) Discs and advice available.

Nine holes suitable for beginners with a more challenging variation using the same holes. A fun afternoon for people of all ages. (It's mostly walking and chatting with friends, and the odd throw of a frisbee to make things interesting).

Prizes for best and worst rounds.

Jazz Sunset Cruise - 57th National Jazz Festival

Kewpie Harbour Cruises, Strand Waterfront, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Friday 19 April 2019 – Sunday 21 April 2019 4:30pm – 6:30pm

All Ages
General Admission: $49.00
Buy Tickets – 0800 842 538

The 57th National Jazz Festival presents a fantastic programme of events in Tauranga this Easter from 18 to 21 April 2019, showcasing performances from some of the best jazz musicians from right here in Aotearoa and around the world.

Join us for a scenic jazz cruise on the historic Kewpie.

This wonderfully quaint cruiser will take you on a gentle harbour tour of the sparkling waters of Tauranga Moana.

Sit back and indulge in a selection of fine wine and beers and let the on-board jazz band entertain you as the sun goes down and the city lights up.

A unique Tauranga Easter jazz experience.
*Venue is licensed, snacks available.

Downtown Carnival - 57th National Jazz Festival

58 Devonport Rd, Tauranga.

Saturday 20 April 2019 12:00pm and Sunday 21 April 2019 12:00pm

All ages
Entry by gold coin.

The 57th National Jazz Festival presents a fantastic programme of events in Tauranga this Easter from 18 to 21 April 2019, showcasing performances from some of the best jazz musicians from right here in Aotearoa and around the world.

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 waters of Tauranga Moana as a backdrop.

The fun begins with the Vintage Parade in true New Orleans style down Willow Street on Saturday morning (from 11am at Cliff Road and on display in Spring Street until 1pm).

Dress up and join in - from spiffing sportswear and straw boaters, floaty florals through to putting on the ritz and carnival glam, anything goes! Have some fun over the weekend, get some friends together, dress up and be in to win spot prizes.

The Little Big Markets will be open from 10am-2pm on Sunday
Entry by gold coin. Children 14 and under free.

Regular attractions and activities

Walking the Mount

Free activity. You can walk up the Mount or around the Mount. Enjoy the stunning views and sea air.

Learn to surf at beautiful Mt Maunganui

The guys at the surf school are wonderful and will have you surfing in no time!
Show your Bay Learning Academy student card and receive a discount.

Waimarino Adventure Park
Waimarino Adventure Park provides the perfect day out for the entire family. Bring your togs, barbeque supplies or picnic and make a day of it with friends and family.
Show your Bay Learning Academy Student ID card and get student prices.