"I can't speak highly enough of Tauranga as a base for elite sports teams. It is a world-class location for both training and recovery. Aside from our new top level training facility, the ability to use the Mount, the sea, the beach and the salt-water hot pools for player recovery is invaluable. The community has really embraced our team – we enjoy fantastic support including great deals on accommodation, catering and supplementary training requirements." Sir Gordon Tietjens.

High Performance Location

Tauranga is a world-class location as a base for high performance sport. Geographically we are the third point in the golden triangle of population and economic prosperity which is Auckland – Hamilton – Tauranga. Nearly two million people (44% of the population) live within three hours drive from Tauranga.

We are well connected. Tauranga has a fantastic State Highway network, a result of greater per capita expenditure by New Zealand Transport Agency than any other city (largely to ensure goods reach our Port efficiently). As a result it is very easy to get to Tauranga and get around the city once you're here. Direct flights to Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch occur 3-4 times per day, 7 days a week to ensure effortless connectivity to the rest of the country.
The University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance is located at Blake Park, Tauranga's premier sporting precinct. Our unique point of difference is the Centre's location within metres of field and court infrastructure to accommodate the following sporting codes:

Immediate access between facilities required on and off the field make the University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance the perfect venue for training camps and tournaments.

We also have the required infrastructure and proven capability to host major international events - being awarded the 2017 Junior World Squash Championships is proof of the city's ability to host major events, and follows on from our successful hosting of the annual AIMS Games, the ANZ International Cricket Series and the ENZED UIM Jetsprint World Championships.

On top of all that it's not a bad place to live – we have a fantastic climate and beaches, more affordable houses and a brand new university due to open in the CBD in 2020.