Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Tauranga, NZ that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $82 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Tauranga. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Tauranga
Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Tauranga

The beaches and parks provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Tauranga. This city's cafes, shopping and hiking attract many visitors, and its romantic and walkable location add to the charm. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Tauranga

Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that Tauranga has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Tauranga Golf Club (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Waimarino Adventure Park (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Mount Hot Pools (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Tenpin Tauranga (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Mount Maunganui Golf Club (3.1 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Game On Activities (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)

Seasonal weather in Tauranga

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, January, February, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 64°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Tauranga

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Tauranga is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Tauranga Domain (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Memorial Park (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Fernland Spa (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Blake Park (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Mount Maunganui Beach (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Waimarino Adventure Park (3.7 mi / 6 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Tauranga

Fly into Tauranga (TRG), the closest airport, located 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional), which is 30.3 mi (48.7 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Tauranga?

Whatever you're seeking in a vacation, you'll find a rental property in or around Tauranga that's a match made in heaven. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Around 19 miles from the center of Tauranga, you'll love staying at "Kaimai Range Country Getaway". It has 2 bedrooms and a range of amenities including a barbecue grill and an oven.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfortable at "Mount Maunganui Little Blue Bach". Located around 6 miles from the heart of Tauranga, it has 1 bedroom and features heating and WiFi.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Tauranga vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Tauranga?

We all need an escape from the daily grind now and then. If you're dreaming of a couple of lazy mornings lingering in your PJs with a cup of coffee and a good book, you'll find some terrific weekend getaways in and around Tauranga. Here are two of our favorites:

  • "The Love Shack Luxury Lake Edge Escape" is ideal for a couple of days of fun and relaxation. It features a range of amenities, such as internet services and water sports equipment, and is located about 25 miles to the southeast of Tauranga.
  • Alternatively, toss a few clothes in your bag and head for "Luxury Home With The Beach Across The Road". This well-liked property is about 20 miles northwest of Tauranga and features a balcony and a washing machine.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Tauranga?

You certainly can. If you'd like a simple but stylish stay, you can't beat a studio apartment. These compact properties ooze charm and are often located in the heart of town. Take a look at the following options in or near Tauranga:

  • One of our favorite properties is "Mount Maunganui Little Blue Bach". Book a few nights or more at this popular abode and you'll have access to internet services and a microwave oven.
  • Alternatively, use "The Love Shack Luxury Lake Edge Escape" as a base to explore the top attractions around you. This comfy stay comes with a microwave oven, golf and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Tauranga?

Whether you're in search of a small apartment for you and your other half or a vacation home with space for the whole family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around Tauranga. These retreats make the perfect base for a flying visit:

  • Within easy reach of central Tauranga, "Luxury Home With The Beach Across The Road" rolls out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not kicking back in your comfortable digs, get out and explore the area's best sights.
  • Another terrific option is "Relax Waihi Beach Style". Round up your squad and enjoy a relaxing stay near the heart of Tauranga.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Tauranga?

Forget roses and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to take off for a weekend, just you and your sweetheart. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Tauranga that would make even Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll fall hard for:

  • Located around 19 miles from Tauranga, "Kaimai Range Country Getaway" is an ideal place for starry-eyed couples. Winery tours and beach sun loungers are some of the many amenities you'll find here.
  • "Mount Maunganui Little Blue Bach" is another terrific option that'll woo you. It's about 6 miles from Tauranga and comes with outdoor furniture and air conditioning.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Tauranga?

Peep these large group vacation rentals in or near Tauranga and don't worry about leaving anyone off your invite list:

  • A range of amenities including a garden and a kitchen make "Country Comfort At Hamurana" a favorite with groups. This spacious property has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. From Tauranga's center, it's around 20 miles away to the south.
  • Invite as many as 13 of your closest friends to "Waikuta Lakeside Lodge On Lake Rotorua" and fill the place with love and laughter. This popular option has 6 bedrooms and is around 25 miles to the south of Tauranga. It's packed with features to keep a large group happy and comfortable, such as a fireplace and a kitchen.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Tauranga?

A pool is often an all-important amenity when deciding where to stay on vacation, particularly if you've got kids in tow. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Tauranga and fill your days with frolicking good fun:

  • Treat the gang to a memorable stay at "Waterfront House, Boat Shed, Full Kitchen". There's a lot to love about this getaway apart from its pool, such as a kitchen and a balcony.
  • "Island View Bay Of Plenty, Entire House" is the kind of place you go to leave it all behind and make the most of your surroundings, starting with its inviting pool. A kitchen and a barbecue grill are also on hand to make your visit as comfy as possible.

Tauranga has an oceanic climate, with average summertime temperatures fluctuating between 60 ºF and 70 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summertime to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Tauranga vacation rental and organize your getaway for whenever you like.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Tauranga?

No matter if your idea of the perfect escape is out in the countryside or on the beach, you'll have a lot more fun if you share the experience with loved ones. Consider one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Tauranga and bring the whole crew:

  • Sleeping up to 8 guests in 4 bedrooms, "Apartment Baltrum In Westerholt" is the perfect place to vacation with the family. This top-rated getaway is 20 miles to the northwest of Tauranga and has creature comforts that include a video library and a microwave oven.
  • Another popular option is "Relax Waihi Beach Style". This property is 25 miles northwest of Tauranga and features a kitchen, a video library and more. With 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 7 people, you won't have to leave anyone off your invitation list.

If you want to do some sightseeing, there are lots of family-friendly attractions close by to put on your wish list. Whakatane Aquatic Centre, Te Papaka & Puketapu and Okere Falls Scenic Reserve are great places to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Tauranga?

Spending time with family is important, which is why we'll help you find a space where you can truly connect. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Tauranga and create wonderful new memories with the ones you love the most:

  • "Cabin - The Master's Chambers Katikati" - Approximately 19 miles northwest of the center of Tauranga, this family-friendly escape comes with towels and a smart TV.
  • "Cabin - Absolutely Awesome Beach Front Rural Retreat. Private Paradise" - This cabin is another favorite with families and is around 25 miles east of Tauranga. Offering a fridge, nearby whale-watching activities and more, it'll get everyone's nod of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Tauranga vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Tauranga?

There sure are. There are plenty of one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Tauranga. If you don't require much space, one of these properties might suit you perfectly:

  • Consider "Waterfront Apart, With Balcony", a fantastic centrally located one-bedroom vacation property. A nearby waterfront and a beach view are available to guests here.
  • "Magical Retreat With Luxury Pool And Spa" is another charming one-bedroom escape also not far from the center. When you're not out exploring the surrounds, make the most of a nearby waterfront, a swimming pool and more.

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