Bay of Plenty Cricket Holidays & Tours
Tauranga is harbour side and is the largest city in the Bay of Plenty and one of the fastest growing population centres in the country. It is loved by English visitors and has a lovely cricket ground. Central to Auckland is Rotorua and Hamilton, and just a 15 minute drive from one of New Zealand’s most popular beach towns Mount Maunganui where the cricket takes place the Bay Oval. The ground was built in Blake Park and opened in 2005. Bay Oval has hosted men’s and women’s international limited overs matches since 2014. It hosted its first Test match with England v New Zealand in November 2019.
Downtown Tauranga has several historically significant areas to view during a scenic walk around the area. The Strand waterfront area is modern and always buzzing, and is home to a number of cafés, restaurants, pubs and nightclubs. Across the road on the water’s edge, tidal stairs bring the harbour literally to your feet. View the Hairy Maclary bronze sculptures – a story-book scene featuring the beloved characters from Tauranga author Dame Lynley Dodd’s famous children’s books.
Tauranga’s harbour is in evidence almost everywhere you go, providing the urban area with an attractive waterfront setting. Fishing, sailing, diving and dolphin tours are easy to arrange, or check out one of the local beauty spots.