Tauranga is New Zealand’s fifth largest city and sits right on the water’s edge and is well-known for its blue skies, warm climate, sparkling harbour and relaxed lifestyle.

The Port of Tauranga is New Zealand's largest export port, with brisk but seasonal shipping traffic. It is a regular stop for both container ships and luxury cruise liners.

Much of the countryside surrounding Tauranga is horticultural land, used to grow a wide range of fresh produce for both domestic consumption and export. There are many kiwifruit and avocado orchards as well as other crops and paper and timber exports flow out of New Zealand via the port.

Days to Sell


Median Price


12 Mo Price Trend


12 Mo Rent Trend

+$57 p/w (3br)

Last updated: November 2021. Sources: Tenancy Services & REINZ.

Tauranga at a glance

Population 134,600 (2018 census)
Forecast Population 154,900 (2028) and 171,700 (2038), source Statistics New Zealand
Tertiary Education Bay of Plenty Tertiary Education Partnership
(Bay of Plenty Polytechnic & University of Waikato)
Main Industries Agriculture and Horticulture, Shipping and Export, Tourism, Retail
Ports and Rail The Port of Tauranga
Kiwi Rail
Air Tauranga Airport
Public Transport Bay Bus for the urban bus service and links to Rotorua, Te Puke, Katikati, Whakatane, Opotiki & Kawerau.

Suburbs in Tauranga

About Tauranga

The following companies have their head offices based in Tauranga: Ballance Agri-Nutrients, Brother NZ, C3 LimitedCraigs Investment Partners Ltd, Dominion Salt, Kiwi Bus Builders, Port of Tauranga, Shuzi New Zealand Limited, Trimax Mowing Systems, TrustPower, Zespri International.

How to Invest in Tauranga

iFindProperty is a licensed real estate agency and we cover all of the Tauranga region. We believe we are the best in the business at helping others buy, or sell, Tauranga Investment Properties.

For Vendors

iFindProperty runs a full-service property sales operation. Work with an agent who understands property investment and how to market your property to other investors, in a way that doesn't upset your tenants!

Please contact Chris below or enquire through our website.

The Tauranga Team

Chris Sim

Licensed Salesperson
REAA 2008

"As Kiwis living overseas we were uncertain how to invest in a rental property in NZ that would suit our needs and our budget. From our first point of contact with Kirsty, the iFindProperty team supported and assisted us with narrowing down the right type of property and location for us. By doing the online course and through further discussions with the team we were empowered to make rational and informed decisions. Chris in Tauranga produced an excellent streamlined service. Chris provided guidance and tenacity in working closely with us to secure a property during a time when the investment property market was extremely competitive. We would definitely recommend Chris and the iFindProperty team."

- Lynley & Graeme

"We made the choice to work with iFindProperty, which we are delighted we did! We were teamed up with Chris Sim. Who aside from being a top guy, was experienced in and currently working through exactly the project we had in mind and in the same location. We were stoked with the whole process, and although we had no experience with buyers agents before, we really felt Chris went above and beyond our expectations. The end result ticked all the boxes, at a price we were happy with. We would have no hesitation recommending Chris and iFindProperty to anyone"

- Claire Hesketh

"Chris Sim was invaluable in helping us secure our first property in Tauranga. He clearly outlined and looked after every step of the process, was excellent at troubleshooting and problem solving, listened carefully to our needs and gave excellent advice that helped us make the right decisions. His expertise of property investing, and of the local market was such an asset and he dealt with all the real estate agents etc. directly. Super happy with the outcome; we cannot recommend Chris highly enough."

- Roxanne and Jason

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