Tauranga is a city in the Bay of Plenty Region in the north of New Zealand's North Island. The city has about 120,000 inhabitants.
From the Tauranga Travel Guide
i was there like 6 months ago. the place was shit. I found no other place to stay else where so i had to go there to . i was completely amazed after looking at the place this time. The palce is totally changed. Windows were being put in every rooms. Deck built just by the lounge, neat and tidy. ... more
Right by the sea...so good seaview... nice & helpful staffs.... good armosphere of fellow backpackers here... clean... nothing to complain... ... more
WHV New Zealand
Whangarei has some amazing scenery around (I love the hiking around Whangarei Heads), but is a bit sleepy as a city (though it might be better when all the yachties are in town?) and the beaches all require a car (afaik). I'd recommend looking at Mount Maunganui instead (which together with Tauranga ...
laptop v internet cafes
personally, i think u should bring ur laptop. if you are living in hostels, usually there will be a huge number of DVDs to watch in the hostel's library. some places have free wifi, like in Auckland NZ's library, you get 100Mb free per day. so is Mobil gas station in Tauranga that gives you 400Mb free a day. ...
I have two weeks, so what should I do?!
) and then via Tauranga/Mt. Maunganui (sweet as!) down to - Rotorua (geyser country and Maori cultural centre ...