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Tauranga dating: finding love in the land of plenty

EliteSingles is the ideal site for successful Kiwis looking for long-term love. Our partner suggestions are made with lasting compatibility in mind; which is why take users’ NZ locations, personalities and preferences into account when making a match. Are you ready to meet someone amazing, close to you in Tauranga? Then join EliteSingles today!
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Single life in Tauranga

In terms of eligible singles, Tauranga is one of the fastest growing cities in New Zealand.1 In fact, according to the 2013 census, approximately 41% of Bay of Plenty residents identify as single.2 Yet, it's not always easy to meet these fellow singles in Tauranga. Indeed, between work and friendship commitments, many single professionals find that they don’t have time or energy for traditional dating methods: after all, bars and clubs can be exhausting and workplace romance can be taboo. Little wonder then that so many local singles are turning online to successfully find romance on their terms.

Tauranga dating with EliteSingles

Indeed, online dating with sites like EliteSingles can be a great way to meet like-minded, relationship-ready Kiwis. If you're looking for single men or single women with similar personalities and aims to your own, you can find them with us. Our smart-profiling service takes your user preferences into account, making a close note of your relationship goals and lifestyle to ensure that the people you meet are genuine, long-term prospects. This means that, if you're looking for true compatibility, then you can find it with EliteSingles. Join today to meet your matches.

Date ideas in the Bay of Plenty

Of course, success online brings with it a whole new dilemma: just where are you going to take that special person for the all-important first date? As it turns out, Tauranga date ideas are something of an embarrassment of riches – where else in the world can you swim with dolphins, climb a volcano and drink a glass of wine in the vineyard it was made in (all in time for dinner?)

Dating in this region of scenic lookouts, smoldering volcanoes and sapphire waters can truly be spectacular – but what really makes it special is having the right person to experience it with. Find that person today, by joining us at EliteSingles - then try some of our favourite date ideas. Read more below or try using our map of date idea in Tauranga.

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A table for two

Foodies are spoiled for choice in Tauranga. As well as the fabulous seafood available at nearly every turn, this place is also home to some of New Zealand’s tastiest eateries. Among these, Talk of India comes particularly recommended – as the area’s first (and best) Indian restaurant, it can rightly be considered a classic Tauranga dating destination.

Another great date can be had at Brew Tauranga. Sure to please both craft beer fans and local cuisine enthusiasts, Brew serves up a wide range of Kiwi-brewed beer alongside delicious food, live music and a wonderful, convivial atmosphere. Just the ticket to settle first-date nerves!

Couple visiting a vineyard for a wine tasting
Adventure and entertainment

Tauranga and its surrounds are full of exciting date opportunities. The region has several gorgeous vineyards, for instance – and a day trip out to sip Sauvignon amongst the vines makes a great date for both wine and nature lovers alike!

Closer to the city, arts aficionados will find that that Tauranga’s festivals really strike a chord. Easter’s National Jazz Festival is an annual treasure, providing Tauranga with some wonderfully romantic date destinations while, later in the year, the Tauranga Arts Festival steps up to the crease. This cultural and visual spectacular is a true calendar highlight, drawing in fans from all around New Zealand.  

View over Mt Maunganui
Out to sea

To really make the most of the Tauranga dating scene, you need to find your way to the sea. A trip out into the bay can make for an unforgettable first date: think sparkling water, sea breezes and (if you get lucky) dolphins, seals and even orcas and whales!

If you and your date are a bit unsteady on your sea legs, there is plenty of beauty to be found on shore. Pick a beach near the Mount and go for a stroll: it's a slice of timeless Kiwi romance – particularly if you stop at the Tay Street Beach Cafe to refuel! For some of the country’s best views, carry on up Mauao/the Mount; the climb up the slopes is definitely worth the picturesque reward.