coachlines tours

Hop on Hop off Tauranga City sights

On the days that cruise ships visit the Port of Tauranga Bethlehem Coachlines offer a Tauranga City highlights tour. This tour runs all day, times dependent on the arrival and departure of the Cruise ship.

The tour is a one hour continuous loop of six major attractions in the City area. Passengers buy an all day pass and can leave the bus at any attraction and then hop back on the next bus.

The stops are:

  • Mount Maunganui Hot Pools
  • Mount Maunganui Town Centre
  • Classic Flyers Aeroplane Museum
  • Cargo Shed Arts and Crafts
  • Tauranga City Centre
  • The Elms Mission House

Mount Maunganui Hot Pools

Mount Maunganui Hot Pools

A favourite of locals and tourists alike, the Mount Hot Pools are a great place to rest and rejuvenate.

There are two outdoor spa pools, a toddlers’  pool with slide, a covered pool with massage jets, and an 22m activity pool.

Don’t miss this opportunity to relax and unwind!

Mount Maunganui Town Centre

Mount Maunganui Town Centre

‘Downtown the Mount’ is only a five minute walk from the Port.

With over  200 businesses, you will find boutique shops, exquisite New Zealand gifts, souvenirs and art, and everyday shopping. Cafés, restaurants, banks, internet, and postal services.

Relaxed atmosphere, unique stores, open seven days!

Classic Flyers Aeroplane MuseumClassic Flyers Aeroplane Museum

Showcasing Classic and Vintage aircraft as well as operational machines, along with static and hands on displays like sitting inside a Hawker Hunter and memorabilia of the WW2 era.

There is also a Military Museum and a Café to grab a tasty coffee or some yummy food while appreciating all the surroundings.

Cargo Shed Arts and Crafts

Cargo Shed Arts and Crafts

The historical Cargo Shed is located on Dive Crescent at the edge of the picturesque Tauranga harbour. It is home for the cities creative arts and cultural hub.

Wander through the ‘art quays’ to discover an impressive range of jewellery, Maori artwork, woodcraft, metalwork, photography, clothing and more – all New Zealand made.

Tauranga City CentreTauranga City Centre

With Tauranga being the 5th largest city in New Zealand the centre of town is an absolute must see! You will find our unique outdoor shopping strip a relaxing environment to browse the variety of boutique stores with lots of high street fashion on offer.

Stop for lunch at one of the many waterfront cafes and restaurants on the strand, visit our arts and culture precinct, and take a stroll to see some of our cities heritage buildings. Post office, business services, banks and internet also available.

The Elms Mission HouseThe Elms Mission House

Step back into the past with a visit to The Elms in Mission Street (formerly the Te Papa Mission Station). The 1839 library is the oldest in New Zealand and the Mission House was built in Georgian style in 1847.

The historic garden is free to all visitors. There is a small charge to see inside the House and Library.

Departs, finishes and tickets

The bus departs and finishes each loop from the Cruise terminal at the Port,
Tickets can be purchased at the Port, Tauranga I-Site or off the driver at any of the stops.