a VirtualTourist member asked on Feb 25, 2014
looking for a last minute place to stay in Tauranga. For two nights near the pier for the cruise ship.e
would appreciate knowing if there are any accommodations near the pier. Is the pier close to downtown
The cruise ship port is not near downtown Tauranga, but it IS walking distance from a lovely beach town called Mount Maunganui - The small town is named after the mountain.
So if you are looking for accommodation, look for Mount Maunganui not Tauranga. I'll try to think about where there is to stay there.
You can read some more information on my page, sorry it doesn't have accommodation though. I don't use accommmodation over there. But let me know if you'd like me to check it out for you.
Here are some photos showing a cruise ship in port and the nearby town of Mt Maunganui, and of course the mountain itself.
Ooops forgot to link to my page:
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Here are a few places to stay, you can check the maps to see which one is closest to the port which is situated at the south end of Pilot Bay:
I can't comment on their reputation as I have not stayed in any, just giving you some options.
Thanks , so much. I willbe looking for a hotel and this will help.
It's a high tourist spot, so nothing is cheap here, but this may be what you want:
Capri on Pilot Bay Apartments is about $250 NZ and is right on Pilot Bay, just down from where the ships put in to port. You can swim at Pilot Bay or walk to the other side of the Peninsula and swim at the surf beach. You can also take the path right around the Mt. which is a lovely walk overlooking the entrance to the harbour and out to sea.