The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 45
This is a picturesque little town built on an elevated slope overlooking the harbour. Its principal street, called "The Strand," faces the harbour. Superior hotel accommodation is to be had here, and the charges are very reasonable. The public buildings are creditable structures, and there are several fine villa residences around the town. The great feature of Tauranga is the cemetery near the old Church of England Mission Station. This is about half a mile from the town, and is situated on a cliff overlooking the lower harbour. In this "garden of the dead," rest the remains of the gallant fellows who fell at the celebrated Gate Pah. The military section of the cemetery is railed in, and the graves are marked by monuments erected in honour of the brave men who sacrificed themselves in the engagement referred to.
A coach runs daily from Tauranga to Ohinemutu, so that the tourist can proceed on his journey without delay if he desires. The ride occupies about eight hours and some fine country is passed through 011 the route.