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About the “Welcome Bay” Suburb of Tauranga

Real Estate

Welcome Bay is now a large community offering homes from the inexpensive (popular with first home buyers and rental investors), to medium priced properties accommodating families, to higher priced executive homes commanding spectacular views. A portion of these homes are sited on the edge of Welcome Bay estuary giving close up harbour views, while others are on elevated farmland taking in the expansive rural and water views.

Real estate in this area continues to expand onto re-developed farmland as does the neighbouring suburb Ohauiti similar in habitat. Easy access to Mount Maunganui, Bay Of Plenty Polytechnic and Greerton.

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Johnson Reserve a lovely reserve with tracks following streams, wetland areas, native bush and open grassed areas. There are various access ways linking this reserve with other parks and playgrounds Waipuna, Osprey, Tye, Owens and Pelorus St Reserve where there are some BBQ and picnic tables are available.

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Welcome Bay Shopping Centre ( small supermarket, bakery, bookshop, hairdressers, chemist, Lotto/DVD shop, takeaways, Community Hall, Plunket,
Church, service station & workshop.
Welcome Bay Tavern (bar and restaurant)
3 x Primary schools, 2 x kindergartens, playcentres, tennis courts, soccer/rugby/cricket at Waipuna Park.

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