The Bay of Plenty is well known for its beaches and harbour, thriving kiwifruit industry and Maori culture. Less than two hours’ drive from Auckland, the area has a variety of venues located along or near the waterfront, adding a scenic touch to your business event.

The region’s largest city is Tauranga, with a population of 116,000 and an airport serviced by flights from most of New Zealand’s major centres. Venue options range from dedicated conference and exhibition spaces at ASB Baypark Arena to hotels with conference facilities and accommodation on site and world class wineries.

The neighbouring township of Mount Maunganui sits on a picturesque headland at the base of a dormant volcano, providing a spectacular and ready-made alternative for conferences with a laid-back feel.

Both Tauranga and Mount Maunganui are within easy reach of some of the region’s most stunning attractions and scenery. Explore native forest and historic gold mining settlements on the Coromandel Peninsula or taste some of New Zealand’s freshest produce at local farmers markets.


  • Venues with theatre capacity for up to 3,712 people
  • 4 km from Tauranga City Airport to Tauranga CBD
  • Beautiful beaches, fascinating history and Maori culture
  • Discover native forest and historic gold mining towns on the Coromandel Peninsula


To enquire about having your business event in New Zealand please feel free to contact me.

Leonie Ashford

Leonie Ashford

Business Events Bid Manager

New Zealand