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Location information for Tauranga Airport

Tauranga Airport services the city of Tauranga and is New Zealand’s fifth-busiest airport. It is a domestic airport, with flights arriving daily from all over the country, and it hosts the annual Sportavex air show. The airport can be found less than two miles from the city, with car hire in Tauranga Airport the best means of transport.

Tauranga Airport facilities

Although just a small airport, it offers a few amenities for passengers including a café, a VIP lounge, internet access and a baby-changing room. Car rental in Tauranga Airport is also available, although visitors should compare car hire options before arriving to ensure availability and to get the best rates.

Tauranga Airport excursions

State Highway 2, which joins the airport to the city centre, runs across Waipu Bay and is the easiest route into the city with car hire in Tauranga Airport. Mount Maunganui and the beaches surrounding it are the city’s main draws, although the city itself is a major resort destination. The beaches at ‘The Mount’ are known to be among the best in New Zealand and attract many visitors.

Best time to visit

Tauranga can be visited throughout the year, although many travellers avoid the cool winter months of June, July and August. Still, it rarely gets colder than 5°C at this time of year. March is one of the wettest months and many visitors avoid it, while the hot summer months of December, January and February are the most popular times to visit.

Car rental in Tauranga Airport

The best way to get around the city and the nearby beaches and thermal spots is with car hire in Tauranga Airport. The roads in the city are well maintained, as is State Highway 2, which runs along the coast and gives access to Mount Maunganui.