Blue Wave Motel
(Formerly Links Motel)

209 Valley Road
Mt Maunganui, Tauranga
New Zealand 3116

For Booking (NZ only)
Ph 0800 898 333
Ph 07 575 5774
Int'l Ph: +64 7 575 5774

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Events / Event Calender

Our motel situated in the great location for sports / cultural event...

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Out motel is very close to Baypark, Blake Park (both are within 5 minutes drive) and other events facilities. As our villas are spacious and can accommodate up to 6 people they are ideal for team accommodation. We have discounts for teams / schools, please ask for a quote.

Baypark Studium, ASB ARENA (TECT Arena)

Traditionally known as a speedway and sports stadium with a devoted following, Baypark has developed into an impressive 16 hectare multi-purpose site including a wide range of indoor and outdoor venues with the addition of new 13,000sqm ASB Arena (Former TECT Arena).

Blake Park Mt Maunganui

Only 3 minutes drive from our motel, Blake Park is an outdoor field event centre.

Coming Events at Baypark studium ASB Arena

DINZ National Driting Championship
18-19th Jan 2014, ASB Arena

Speedway seriese
25th Jan, 1st, 15th Feb, 1st 15th March, ASB Arena

ANZ Championship Kia Magic VS Fever
30th March 2014

More events can be checked from Baypark official website


Food Festivals

Tauranga / Mt Maunganui Farmers Market

Bringing a touch of the country to town, growers sell a huge array of the freshest - possible seasonal produce - and much more. At the bustling Tauranga Farmer's Market, chefs and consumers arrive early to compete for a amazing variety of vendor-produced items including meats, bakery items, organic foods and lots more. There are also live entertainment.
Date: Tauranga: Every Saturday from 7:45AM - 12PM / Mt Maunganui: Every Sunday from 9AM - 12PM

Tauranga: Tauranga Primary School on 5th Avenue (13 mins drive from our motel)

Mt Maunganui: Phoenix carpark, Downtown the Mount ( 7 mins drive from our motel)

Gourmet Night Market in Mount Maunganui  

Gourmet Night Market is the Bay of Plenty’s new specialty night food market! Packed with quality, local gourmet food to eat right now and a boutique farmers market with the cream of the local crop. With almost 40 food stalls there is plenty for all taste buds and a live band to keep you entertained. With a weekly changing list of stalls we hope to see you every Friday night through December and January for this new Mount Maunganui annual institution!
Coronation Park, Maunganui Road, Mt Maunganui

Date: 17th, 24th, 31st Jan 2014

Cultural / General Events

Night owl chinema and Little Big Market

Tauranga's famouse Little Big Market and Night Owl Chinema. Market from 5pm till 9PM, Chinema 9PM till late. There are lots of hand crafts, works from local artists and yummy food!

Tauranga Strand
Check WEB for more info

Date: 17th Jan, 14th Feb, 14th March 2014
Taurangta A&P Show

Family fun day out.

All the usual A & P events - equestrian, western riding, cattle, shearing competitions, home industries ( pick up an entry form, even the kids can enter). Plus wood chopping demonstrations, BOP Strongest Man contest, Medieval combat & culture by the Northern Horde, pig racing, informal dog show - enter the family pooch, dog jumping contest and more.

Fun for the kids - pony rides, Clydesdale wagon, petting zoo, fairground, water slides, face painting, climbing wall, bungee 4 way run, karate, games, scooter safety, fire engine rides, pat the angora goats and alpacas, have a go at hand-milking a cow and more.

A variety of food stalls will provide refreshments for you - everything from candy floss to gourmet - and you can listen to our buskers while you eat.

Tauranga Racecourse

Check WEB for more info

Date: 18th Jan 10AM-4PM

Adults: $10.00
Children 12 & under: $0.00

Classics of the Sky

Expect to see Spitfires, Kittyhawks, Mustangs, and a selection of single seater and dual seater jets ... and with 2014 being the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1, aircraft from that vintage will be flying. We have been offered a list to select from which includes a Sopwith Tri-plane, up to 3 Fokker Tri Planes, a Fokker D.VII, a Bristol Fighter, a Phalz D.II, a Sopwith Camel and a Nieuport II (all subject to availability and suitable weather conditions).

The Royal New Zealand Air Force will be here, so too the Sports Aviation Association who will provide a fascinating display of the more unusual and also aerobatic aircraft together with a large static display. Other surprises are also in the pipeline including the car versus plane speed race which has captivated audiences at previous shows - but this time we're going to introduce a new spectacular twist!

Military re-enactors also promise to create a fantastic spectacle giving rise to a crescendo of activity before the day is out.

Tauranga Air Port

Check WEB for more info

Date: 24-26th Jan 2014

15th Tauranga Multicultural Festival

This colourful event is a celebration of Race Relations Day, which falls on the 21st March.

Visitors will have lots of opportunities to watch ethnic dances from all corners of the world, listen to many music genres, and try authentic ethnic food available from the large variety of ethnic food stalls.

Most performances will take place on the main stage on the Village Green, but there will also be performances throughout the Village all day, including sports displays and some interesting activities especially for children. They will be entertained by a magician, can go on pony rides, or may want to burn off energy in a bouncy castle and other activities designed specially for them.

Historic Village on 17th, Seventeenth Ave West, Tauranga

Check WEB for more info

Date: 15th March 2014

Adult: $6.00

Depart from Port of Tauranga Office, Salisbury Ave, Mt Maunganui, 9.30am, 11am, 1.30pm, $5, Bookings essential, Ph 5728899

Uretara Domain, Katikati, 11.30am-6pm, Gate Sales $20

Baypark Stadium, Truman Lane, Mt Maunganui, Gate Sales $25 Sat, $35 Sun

Sat 18 & Sun 19 Jan: THUNDERCAT RACING
Sat - Sulphur Point, Tauranga, 11am         Sun - Tay Street, Mt Maunganui, 11am

Sunday 26 January : Interislander Summer Festival Tauranga Harness Races
Hosted by Bay of Plenty Harness Racing Club are on Sunday 26 January. It’s another great family day where you can pack a picnic, or sample the local fare while relaxing in the sun. There’s free kids entertainment, live music and thrilling harness racing to enjoy.
Gates open 9.30am, and racing starts 12pm. Adult tickets are $10 and children under 18 are free. For more information check out
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Sports Event

Main Beach, Mt Maunganui, 8am-5pm