Tauranga in Te Moana a Toi (Bay of Plenty) is much more than a holiday destination. As the fastest-growing city in Aotearoa New Zealand, it’s an easy place to realise your opportunities. This is the largest city in the Bay of Plenty region, and a metropolitan hub surrounded by coastline.
Just ten minutes away from the city centre is the beach town of Mount Maunganui. You can climb to the top of the mountain (or Mauao as it is known) – 232 metres above sea level – relax on the white sandy beach, or spend a few hours soaking in the hot saltwater pools. There are markets, wildlife and cafes to keep you busy all year round.
There are lots of different study options in Tauranga — you can gain a Bachelor’s degree or postgraduate qualification, or undertake vocational study.
You can study a range of subjects including Business, Construction and Applied Technology, Early Childhood Teaching, Engineering, Environmental Management, Graphic Design, IT, Marine Science, Sport and Recreation, Tourism and more.
Tauranga Moana is the perfect place to have a fulfilling career, now and in the future.
There is demand for agriculture and horticulture, education, engineering, health and social services, hospitality and tourism, manufacturing, freight logistics, and a large variety of construction related trades.
Quick facts about Tauranga
- 300km of beachfront coastline
- The fastest growing city in Aotearoa New Zealand
- One of the sunniest places in the country (average of 2200 hours each year)
- Population of about 140,000
- 2.5 hour drive to Auckland