The Port of Tauranga is the busiest port in New Zealand, with almost 1500 ships visiting each year. On average AoS Tauranga welcomes over 1100 Seafarer visitors each month at our Mission.

AoS Tauranga is run by active volunteers.

In conjunction with Apostleship of the Sea, the Tauranga Seafarers Centre is managed ecumenically with the Mission to Seafarers, Galilee Mission and Tauranga Central Baptist Church.

How to find us

Street address: Oceania House, (Ground Floor) 127 Hull Rd, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga.

Directions:  You can find the Apostleship of the Sea on the Port of Tauranga wharf in Oceania House, on the left, just inside the Hull Road Gate in Mount Maunganui.

If coming directly from a ship you must use the security shuttle van to travel to the Mission.

When entering through the security gates you must get clearance from the attendant.

Opening hours

Monday – Sunday 1100 – 2100.


Deacon John Limrick
Email: johnlimrick@gmx.com
Mobile: 022 634 9965


The centre offers:

  • free use of the internet
  • telephones
  • small souvenir shop
  • foreign money exchange
  • pool table
  • table tennis
  • darts
  • books
  • magazines
  • cafeteria
  • sometimes transport is available to the supermarkets and shopping malls. If there is somewhere special you want to visit then please contact us prior to your visit.


English mostly but other languages are available depending who is on duty.

Mass Times

Mass times at the Tauranga parish.