Bay of Plenty


United Seafarers’ Mission, Port of Tauranga

From 1958 to September 2008 an organisation affiliated to the Sailors’ Society operated the Bay of Plenty Seafarers Centre in Hull Road, Mount Maunganui, just outside the port gates. The United Seafarers Mission was later formed and operated, in parallel with the Sailors’ Society, from rented premises just inside the port gate.

 In September 2008 the Society’s building was sold to the Port Company and the Bay of Plenty Seafarers Charitable Trust formed. This trust, administered by Guardian Trust, now supports the United Seafarers Mission – a partnership between a number of churches and seafarers welfare organisations –  in the port.



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Address: United Seafarers’ Centre, 127 Hull Road, Mount Maunganui
Hours: 1100 – 2100
Manager/ Contact:

Murray Smith   07 575 8341



Services: Telephone; TV lounge; Games Room; Tea and Coffee; Mail; shop; minibus; internet; wifi; money change
Other: Most ships in port are visited or contacted.
Visiting seafarers should contact the Port Company who will send the security bus to uplift and transport to the club.
The bus can be telephoned to return the seafarer to the ship.
Shipping Schedules  (links to Port of Tauranga website and opens in new window)

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