Ensuring your safety over summer in Tauranga is priority number one for the city. Your summer holidays are one of the most exciting times of the year. Not only for you, but also for your friends, families and new to be mates.

Getting around town and home

A graceful exit is as important as a grand entrance – remember to plan how you’re getting home and also around town. 

  • Make sure you stick with the plan you make, and that you’re going home with the same number of people you started with. 
  • Program the taxi number into your phone, just in case it becomes too challenging with beer goggles on. 
  • Have a place to meet up with your mates if you have been separated by a few twists of fate. A good group won’t head home until all its members are accounted for.

Here are some reliable options to get you home in one piece:

  • Sober Driver
  • Taxi/Dial a driver
  • Grab one of our “Plan B4 U Party taxi cards” and pop it into your wallet/purse, share it with your friends and family. Print them out or save the numbers to your mobile phone.
    Printable Plan B4 U Party taxi cards (548kb pdf)
  • Bus
    Find all routes across Tauranga and the wider WBOP on Baybus 
    Baybus website
  • Walking
    If you intend to walk to and from town, always make sure you do it in a group.
    Did I hear you say walking bus? Don't forget a designated ‘driver’, you don't want to end up in a bush.

Information based on “Stick with the Pack” project, developed with Wellington City Council and Massey University students.

Summer events road closures

Events Mount Maunganui (226kb pdf)
Events Tauranga CBD (183kb pdf)

Plan ahead before you go out
Plan ahead before you go out
The early stage of the evening isn't just about having a few drinks at home. It's time to get prepared!

Being out and about
Being out and about
Remember the following while you're out and about and it'll be a good night.

Getting around town and home
Getting around town and home
A graceful exit is as important as a grand entrance - remember to plan how you're getting home and also around town.

Need to call someone
Emergency and Safety Numbers
Need to call someone? Save these numbers into your phone. Remember these people are here to help you, not get you into trouble.

Safety on NYE
Safety on NYE at Mount Main Beach
We want to ensure you have a safe and memorable holiday, so we have a number of safety measures in place.

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