Tauranga, New Zealand
Tauranga is a Maori name, translated as resting place for canoes. Tauranga lies on a narrow peninsula, surrounded by water within the Bay of Plenty, an area with beautiful harbours and beaches. Highlights of Tauranga cruises include a real 'back to nature' tour of Oraka Wapiti Deer Park, Waikato Stud and Longlands Farm. Bars and restaurants are dotted along The Strand, an area ideal for strolling around. At Rotorua listen to the pulsating rhythms of a traditional Maori Haka and see the seething, bubbling cauldron of geysers and mud pits.