Things To Do In Tauranga | About | Hotel Armitage

There are are lots of things to do in Tauranga, from local activities and entertainment to shopping & food & drinks! Book your stay with Hotel Armitage located in the heart of Tauranga!

A photograph of Mt Maunganui taken from the beach

The Mount

The Hotel Armitage is located a 5–10-minute drive from the airport, and a 15–20-minute drive from the Mount Maunganui.

Hike to the summit of Mauao, for spectacular panoramic views of the city, and ocean as far as the eye can see.  

We are spoilt with some of New Zealand’s most beautiful beaches, meaning you will never run out of things to do! If swimming, surfing, or fishing is not your thing, there are plenty of spots to curl up on the sand with a good book and something tasty.  




Trustpower Arena 

About a 15-minute drive from the Hotel Armitage is Trustpower Arena, making us a convenient location for all your business conferences, expo, concerts, and sporting events. 






The crowd at a concert in the trustpower arena
Elms garden with a white picket fence

The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga

Right across the road from Hotel Armitage, The Elms Te Papa Tauranga is listed as one of New Zealand’s heritage buildings, and a key part of Tauranga’s history. The Elms Garden is a beautiful place to roam and is often a venue destination for events. 





Downtown Tauranga

The downtown Tauranga area offers a large range of eateries, bars and shopping options that are easily accessible by foot from Hotel Armitage, making exploring simple! 







A well lit downtown Tauranga at night
Young adults at an eatery

Eat & Drink

Eat your way through Tauranga! Explore the cuisine we have to offer from fresh seafood to fruity cocktails. There’s something to suit everyone! 






Bayfair Mall 

Mount Maunganui’s largest mall offering a range of fashion, dining and entertainment! Only 15 minutes from Hotel Armitage.







Clothes on a rack in a shop at Bayfair Mall
An eatery at the crossing mall in Tauranga

The Crossing Mall

At Tauranga Crossing, you can shop the latest trends, see a movie or sell your house. It’s a relaxed yet comfortably stylish place to shop, eat and play. Visit over 200 stores of every kind to keep you entertained.







Tauranga Art Gallery Toi Tauranga Activities

Explore local and international artists exhibitions and events at the Tauranga Art Gallery Toi Tauranga! With everchanging exhibitions and art on display, there is always something new to be learnt or a story to be heard!


An interior view of the Tauranga Art Gallery
Mount hot pools at night

Mount Hot Pools

Soak and rejuvenate in the hot salted pools.

A 15-minute drive from the hotel, making It the perfect pace to relax on colder days in Tauranga.  





Robbins Park – Tauranga Rose Garden

Located in central Tauranga overlooking the harbour and a street away from Hotel Armitage, the garden was opened in 1960 and contains modern bush, shrub and climbing roses.






Robbins Park - Tauranga Rose Garden

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