The Bay of Plenty is close to many other top areas in New Zealand. Clients can arrive by air or by road.

By Road

Just a few hours drive from Auckland, the Bay of Plenty is also close to Rotorua and the Coromandel.

Approx drive time and distances to other areas:




Approx Drive Time

Tauranga to Rotorua (via SH36)



55 mins

Tauranga to Rotorua (via SH2 and SH33)



1 hour 15 mins

Tauranga to Whakatane



1 hour 15 mins

Tauranga to Auckland



2 hours 55 mins

Rotorua to Gisborne (via SH2)



5 hours

Your clients can get around the North Island by coach with InterCity Coachlines or a number of other suppliers. 

Driving Routes
The Pacific Coast Highway will lead clients from Auckland through the Coromandel and to the Bay of Plenty. They can also then continue on to Hawke’s Bay. Alternatively they can take State Highway 1 before turning left at the off-ramp for Tauranga and following State Highway 2.

By Air

Tauranga airport is the main airport for the area, with domestic flights operating regularly.

Airlines flying into Tauranga include:
Air New Zealand

Approx flying time to other cities:


Approx Flying Time

Tauranga to Auckland

40 mins

Tauranga to Wellington

1 hour 15 mins

Tauranga to Christchurch

1 hour 30 mins

Getting to and from the airport
Tauranga airport is approximately 10 minutes from the city centre.

Clients can get a taxi to the city centre for approximately $12.

Getting Around Bay of Plenty

Getting around the city and town centres is easy by foot, however hire cars are also available.  Tours are also available throughout the region.