The Western Bay of Plenty is a year-round destination with an average high of a pleasant 18°C, and summer temperatures in the mid to high 20’s.
Tauranga receives between 2,200 and 2,400 hours of sunshine per year, making it one of the sunniest places in New Zealand. Things are cooling down by April, but even the coldest months of June, July and August can deliver blue skies.
The busiest time for the Western Bay of Plenty is from December to April, as people flock to the beaches of Mount Maunganui for summer fun. The population explodes over the Christmas holidays — from around the 20th of December to the end of January. Around 80 cruise ships per year stop in at the Port of Tauranga.