Having a rental car means you can see and do so much more during your time in Tauranga, New Zealand’s fastest growing city.

Pick up a rental car in Tauranga from Thrifty at exceptionally low rates, and enjoy the freedom to experience all that Tauranga and its surroundings have to offer.

Here are just a few of the attractions that Tauranga has to offer visitors to the region.

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Kiwi 360

At Kiwi360, we celebrate the incredible NZ Kiwifruit and the rich culture which surrounds it. We live in the Kiwifruit Capital of the world!

Adrenalin Forest

Realise your potential and get your blood pumping at Adrenalin Forest’s multi-level aerial obstacle course. Adrenalin Forest is a great confidence builder and adrenalin rush.

Mount Hot Pools

These hotpools are a fantastic place to rest, rejuvenate and revive the body and mind. The five hot pools vary from 32-40 degrees, depending which pool you choose – there are two outdoor covered spa pools (37.5) , private spas, toddlers pool with a slide (37.5), a sit and soak pool (37.5) with massage jets, and an 18m activity pool suitable for all ages (32).

T.E.C.T Arena

The highly anticipated TECT Arena is one of the most versatile and multi-purpose venues built in New Zealand. The premier $42 million facility gives Tauranga the ability to host any type of event – from community and national sporting fixtures through to trade shows, conferences, gala dinners, corporate hospitality and international musical acts


Baypark’s 451m red clay speedway track is renowned for great racing and is regarded as one of the fastest tracks in New Zealand. The adjacent floodlit 22,200 m2 asphalt pit area, covered grandstands, indoor hospitality lounges and public catering outlets provide a great range of facilities and services for promoters, sporting organisations, drivers and their fans.


Imagine a giant outdoor adventure park where you can create your own dream playground…there is no charge to use the general park facilities including trails developed for walking, running, motorcycling, mountain biking and horse-riding. Open during daylight hours only.


Blokarting, also known as land yachting, is a land based sport featuring a yacht with wheels powered by the wind. Baypark features a specially design sailing track onsite which regularly hosts Bay Blokart Club activities