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Hotels in Mount Maunganui
Prices and Ferry Timetables
If you visiting either Tauranga or Mount Maunganui you may want
to consider a water taxi trip on Tauranga Harbour.
Ferries operates a regular service in between the two sides of the
harbour and it is a fast and fun way to make the journey.
Orca, a very fast catamaran, can carry 28 passengers and on the
10-minute journey you will see aspects of the pretty harbour you
can't get any other way.
are the docks, usually pretty busy at any time of year, the city's
drydock and the marina filled with yachts and boats of all descriptions.
can board the fast ferry at a wharf on Tauranga's Strand (by the
old ferry restaurant the Kestrel), or at the port area in Mount
you do park in Tauranga there is free parking for passengers in
the Strand Car Park. All you need to do is not the parking bay number
and give it to the crew when you hop aboard.
trip across the harbour is comfortable and, on a nice day, an exceptionally
nice way to travel between the two parts of the harbour.
are plenty of restaurants and cafes in both Tauranga and Mount Maunganui
so you can cruise across to the other side for a good feed in a
Ferries also runs 45-minute harbour tours that take you under the
impressive Mount Maunganui and past the lovely ocean side of Matakana
Island. Along the way the crew will keep an eye out for sting rays,
penguins and pods of orcas and dolphins.