One of the best harbourside parks —a long park on the Matua Foreshore that follows the curve of the inner harbour. It’s a popular spot for kite-surfing; the sky turns into a spectacular show of multi-coloured sails in the right conditions. It has a small children’s playground (other city parks have bigger ones) an all-weather boat-launching ramp, and a large sportsground.
Fergusson’s sandy beaches are so shallow that at most tides they’re best suited for children to splash in the shallows. There are coin-operated gas barbecues and public toilets.
Tilby Drive, off Levers Road, Otumoetai, Tauranga