Tauranga, situated on a beautiful peninsula on the northern east coast of New Zealand, is a perfect example of harmonious synergy.

Combining the landscape and feeling of a remote pacific beach getaway with all the urban innovations of a western community, it is simply beautiful. Endless beaches, temperate climate and wonderful landscapes, this is the island paradise of your dreams.
In Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty, where oranges, lemons, bananas, kiwifruit and avocados grow in people’s gardens, where it is never really far to get to the beach. A place that has attracted New Zealanders for holiday and a work to live and work alike.

Shopping, entertainment, theatres, cultural events and beautiful beaches fulfil any traveller’s needs, whilst allowing for a constant holiday ambience. The picturesque cities of Tauranga and Mount Maunganui are a tropical paradise, whilst also facilitating and catering for the western taste of lifestyle.

Both parts of the city have traditionally been a holiday favourite with New Zealanders thanks to the endless beaches and a very pleasant climate, underlined by one of the highest sunshine hour quotas per year in the north island.

Sports, being the great pillar of kiwi culture and leisure, are facilitated all around the area, and you would be hard pressed to find a summer sporting activity that is not organized and available within Tauranga or Mount Maunganui. Kite surfing, paragliding, surfing, sailing and diving are some of the favourite activities of the locals.

All up Tauranga and the Mount provide a beautiful place with lots of things to do in a safe and relaxed environment. Short travel and a public transport system result in great accessibility of all facilities. Over recent years there has been a marked increase in cycle paths.

The area provides a variety of excellent schools at all levels, and they are all serviced by  buses to transport the pupils. All around the city there are lots of parks and walkways. New Zealanders are fond of the outdoors. So if you love to be outdoors, playing sport or just simply enjoy being by the beach Tauranga is a great place to be!

Schools in this Location

Mount Maunganui College

Mount Maunganui College is a progressive, high energy education provider, situated on the beautiful beaches of Mount Maunganui. The school is sports and activity orientated, has a great international student department, provides state of the art facilities, and is constituted to suit any students needs.

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Tauranga Girls’ College

Tauranga Girls’ College is the School of Choice for Girls in the Bay. Our school offers the best possible education for today’s young women, with an outstanding educational experience that embraces the best of Aotearoa.

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Tauranga Boys’ College

Tauranga Boys’ College is committed to the pursuit of excellence. It provides expansive educational opportunities, and a positive, well-resourced and safe environment in which highly-qualified teachers strive to establish constructive learning relationships.

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Otumoetai College

Otumoetai College is a leading co-educational secondary school based in Tauranga, New Zealand. We have a strong focus on Empowering learners, Strong leadership & Growing hauora.

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Bethlehem College

Kia Ora! At Bethlehem College, we’re passionate about four key learning areas: intellectual, cultural, moral and physical. While we have high expectations for academic progress, we know students will enjoy well-rounded learning opportunities – including experience of arts, culture, sports, spiritual and New Zealand life.

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Aquinas College

Aquinas College is a modern Catholic co-educational college for 11-18 year olds. Founded in 2003, it is vibrant and friendly, with superb facilities and high academic standards. It has a family atmosphere and prides itself on its exceptional support for students so that they can perform well in sport, arts, culture and in their studies.

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