Explore Bethlehem Town Centre

Enjoy village style shopping in Tauranga’s Bethlehem Town Centre.

Monday 03 Jul

On the northern edge of Tauranga City, you’ll find Bethlehem Town Centre (BTC)—a delightful outdoor shopping haven that blends the warmth of a village atmosphere with an impressive array of amenities. With unique features, including a grove of native New Zealand trees, pet-friendly facilities complete with a specialized pet store and grooming services, a range of fashion boutiques, a convenient post shop, popular cafes and restaurants, and an abundance of other services, Bethlehem Town Centre offers a lifestyle experience where you’ll find most things you need in one place.

Keeping it Natural

Bethlehem boasts a grove of native New Zealand trees, including mature Tītoki, Rimu, Kauri, Kahikatea, Pohutukawa, Kāpuka, Mataī, Pūriri, and Mikimiki, providing a serene backdrop for your shopping adventures. A trip to the grove, opposite Columbus Coffee, offers a refreshing respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.


One of the standout features of Bethlehem Town Centre is the welcoming attitude towards our furry friends. Pet owners will be delighted to discover a pet store catering to all their beloved companions’ needs. Whether you’re in search of high-quality pet food, toys, or accessories, PETstock has you covered. Additionally, pamper your four-legged friends with a visit to the on-site groomer or take advantage of the convenient DIY dog wash facilities. The pet-friendly ethos of BTC ensures that every member of the family, including the four-legged ones, can enjoy a day out.

Boutique Fashion and Accessories

Fashion enthusiasts will find their sartorial cravings satisfied at Bethlehem Town Centre, where a selection of boutiques awaits. Urban Vogue and George Edward, to name a few, offer an impressive range of fashionable clothing, accessories, and unique finds, showcasing local and international designers.

For footwear fiends, Shoo and Tango’s can help add the perfect finishing touch to any outfit, with exclusive brands and styles curated to please those looking for shoes you won’t find anywhere else in Tauranga. Prepare to be inspired as you explore the fashion-forward offerings in Bethlehem’s central High Street.

Let’s Eat

No lifestyle destination is complete without a tantalizing selection of cafes and eateries, and Bethlehem Town Centre delivers. Experience a culinary journey that caters to diverse palates and preferences, from the extremely popular Ko Ko Dak Korean fried chicken to NZ’s most-awarded pie shop, Patrick’s Pies! Savor a cup of coffee with friends at Columbus Coffee and The Coffee Club, indulge in gourmet delights at 232 Cakery, or enjoy a leisurely meal with friends and family at The Orchard Restaurant and Bar. The variety of dining options ensures that there is something to satisfy every craving and occasion, making Bethlehem Town Centre an ideal destination for food lovers.

Unique Shopping Experiences

In addition to its tree-lined charm, Bethlehem Town Centre boasts an array of other enticing shopping experiences.

For those seeking the perfect gift or a sweet indulgence, Options Gifts and Homewares offers handmade fudge that is famous in Tauranga.

Specialty gaming store Gateway Games stocks a wide range of traditional games and offers an extensive selection of tabletop war games, including popular titles like Flesh and Blood and Magic: The Gathering. The store also hosts weekly gaming events, providing a platform for players to compete, and connect with fellow gamers.

For Your Health

For health and beauty needs, Bethlehem Town Centre presents an assortment of services. Hairdressers and nail & beauty salons offer expert styling and indulgent experiences, allowing you to feel your best. These include the award-winning Rodney Wayne and Vivo salons, or Just Cuts if you’re after a walk-in option, plus Immerse Beauty and ProfessioNail for those needing a well-deserved pamper. Pharmacies Chemist Warehouse and Unichem Metro are available, providing convenient access to necessary medications and health products.

Jetts Gym offers best-price gym memberships with 24-hour-a-day access in a convenient location, close to coffee shops for a pre-gym caffeine fix, or skip across to Tank Juice for a protein pick-me-up.

Additionally, a range of medical services are available, including doctors, sleep and hearing clinics, an optometrist, and an ultrasound facility. Locals and visitors alike can easily access these essential services in one central location.

Bargain Lovers and Essential Shopping & Services

Locals love Kmart! Offering a huge selection of affordable products, from homeware to clothing, electronics to toys, Kmart is a go-to destination for those seeking value for money. Just be careful not to get lost in the endless bargains—though there’s plenty of time to shop, with Kmart open until midnight, seven days a week!

To meet your grocery needs, Bethlehem Town Centre is home to Woolworths Supermarket and the popular Bin Inn Wholefoods and Specialty Groceries. Bin Inn’s special focus is on healthy eating and inspiration, including locally farmed Nicki’s Eggs, make-your-own peanut butter, special dietary products, homebrewing, and health and beauty products.

Take care of business

True to its reputation as a centre with ‘everything you need in one place,’ Bethlehem Town Centre also offers not one, but two banks – Kiwi Bank, and SBS Bank, where you can expect a level of service reminiscent of the way banking used to be. These New Zealand owned banks offer a range of financial services, catering to both personal and business needs. Whether you’re looking to open an account, apply for a mortgage, or seek expert financial advice, your banking needs are covered at Bethlehem.

At Paper Plus books and stationery, you’ll find NZ Post, making it a one-stop-shop for your everyday postal services. If you’re looking to find the perfect gift or send one out of town or overseas, Paper Plus offers a wide selection of books, stationery, and unique gift items to choose from. With NZ Post conveniently located within the same space, you can find and send the ideal gift without having to go elsewhere.

And, There’s More to Explore at Bethlehem…

Bethlehem Town Centre’s abundance of shopping and other services creates an all-encompassing lifestyle destination. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely stroll, a shopping spree, a delicious meal, or essential services, Bethlehem Town Centre’s village-style shopping is everything you need in one place.

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