The Gateway Cyber Cafe (26 Devonport Road, Tauranga, tel 571-1112, www.thegateway.co.nz)
Incorporating HEC, Pop Culture Specialist. The best of downtown Tauranga’s Internet cafes, with high-speed fibre optic access, laptop access, and a WiFi hotspot. Scanning, phonecards, CD-burning and other services. R16 online gaming room for hire. HEC is the Western Bay’s only specialist for role-playing and war games. Caters for PC, X-box and PS2 users, and stocks DVDs, comics, magazines & figurines. Comprehensive, tourist-friendly website complete with maps, links, downloads, etc. Open 7 days 9am—10pm.
Harry’s @ Harrington’s Café (69 Willow Street, Tauranga, www.harrys-cybercafe.com)
This is a friendly and well equipped Internet café but unlike some outfits, you can also get a fresh-made sandwich. On the techy side, Harry’s is a cybercafé with 11 terminals, Wifi (bring your own laptop in) and broadband and LAN games, and they take bookings for overnight games sessions. There’s even a resident nerd on hand for free hardware and software support. Foodwise, you’ll find a spacious café with sandwiches (or ‘design your own’) muffins, savories, and hot and cold drinks. Central Backpackers is across the road. Harry’s is open Mon-Fri, 6am to 5pm, and Saturday 7 am to 3 pm.
Mount Internet (87 Manganui Road, Mount Manganui, tel 575-0860, (www.mountbackpackers.co.nz)
The biggest public Internet in downtown Mount Maunganui. Lots of terminals with high speed broadband, multi-language screens, laptop docking and Wifi. Mount Internet also has Skype, scanning, word processing, and international phone cards. Located on the ground floor of Mount Backpackers, right opposite Astrolabe, we have a travel desk for all the bay's activities! Open daily 8am-8pm with Happy Hours!
Tauranga City Library (Library Arcade, Willow Street, Tauranga, tel 577-7177, www.library.tauranga.govt.nz)
Four computers available for public use on the first floor in the Information section.