Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

Tauranga has come of age and Elizabeth Towers is inspired by that journey. From the hustle and bustle of the beautiful heart of the city, to the calm haven of your apartment with its expansive views. From the oasis of the sky garden equipped with green spaces to relax or the pool and gym to exercise, to the elegant entertainment areas to socialise.

The building’s aesthetic reflects the city meeting the ocean. While aspects such as the light and airy palette of neutral tones reflect the beauty of the beach, accents of brass and timber show the refined elegance of architectural design that has gone into making this build unique. 

Elizabeth Towers will sit atop the Thirty Eight Elizabeth destination, which brings state-of-the-art dining and shopping options to transform the gateway to downtown. The development promises to bring with it an immense community value and a renewed sense of vibrancy for the area.

Generosity of space and clarity of form are the defining features of the living spaces at Elizabeth Towers. Quite simply every single apartment will have a commanding and unparalleled view – stretching from the city, to the harbour, Mount Maunganui and beyond. These views are the main feature at every turn, with expansive windows and oversized decks designed to bring the outside in. The indoor-outdoor connection will equally allow residents to entertain with flow, or peacefully watch the world go by.

Welcome to Elizabeth Towers.

Architect’s vision

Elizabeth Towers and Thirty Eight Elizabeth responds to the immediate city grid. A simple palette of warm sandstone cladding, bronze metal, and superbly detailed glazing reference historic buildings in the city centre. The sensitive use of timber and planting tops off the aesthetic of refined elegance.

At ground level on Elizabeth Street the historic Farmers retail presence is tastefully complemented by the raised, north-facing food and beverage terrace.

The result is a timeless design quality set against the local character of the Tauranga area.

Every detail both inside and out has been conceptualised and crafted to bring an X-factor to Elizabeth Towers. From extra-wide balconies that drink up the uninhibited and unparalleled views, to the hinges on the kitchen cabinetry, Elizabeth Towers offers quality that will stand the test of time.

History and culture

Thirty Eight Elizabeth and Elizabeth Towers pay homage to the cultural history of the area – Te Papa – and the market gardens through murals and tapestries. These have been integrated into public and private spaces around the development.

After consulting with stakeholders, including iwi, business, Tauranga City councillors and the public, a design was sensitively crafted that would service as a southern gateway to the inner city.

The building’s modern mix of retail, dining and living will create an unprecedented experience of cosmopolitan living in New Zealand, which mixes the best of both peace and tranquillity in the oasis of Elizabeth Towers, within the lively state-of-the-art shopping and dining scene of Thirty Eight Elizabeth.

A.G Series No.103c. “A peep of Tauranga Harbour N.Z” from Tauranga Public Libraries.


Jul 2018
Farmers moves to Tauranga Crossing (Tauriko)
Jul 2018
Aug 2018
Aug 2018
Nov 2018
Construction starts
Nov 2018
Construction of retail space finishes
Farmers returns to new building
Other retailers join Farmers
Apartments and town houses available for sale

Development progress update

Sneak peek

We are very pleased to be able to share with you the very first interior images of our show suites. The promised generosity of space and attention to detail is evident at every turn.

Once the wrap on the outside of the building starts to come down, the breath-taking and unprecedented views will be revealed – from Mount Maunganui to the harbour, the Kaimai ranges to the verdant countryside beyond.

Like every other development, we haven’t been immune to the labour and supply shortages due to Covid. But the development remains the highest priority and investment continues to ensure any lost time is mitigated as much as possible.

The development team

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Elizabeth Properties Ltd

Part of the James Pascoe Group, Elizabeth Properties Ltd (EPL) stands for quality and thoughtfulness, in approach and in design detail. The company values workmanship to the highest standard.​

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Ignite Architects

Ignite Architects embrace the creation of places for people. Places to live, work, and play that enhance quality of life. Renowned for delivering visually inspiring architecture and interior design, for more than 30 years Ignite have been involved with design at an international scale from their seven New Zealand and Australian studios, including their thriving studio in Tauranga.

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Hawkins’ expert teams work throughout New Zealand to deliver transformational projects. Their focus is to deliver high quality projects that their clients can be proud of and to create a great client experience along the way.

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RCP is an industry leader in providing high-quality project management services from specialist short-term resources or management of a total project. RCP has provided these services to the construction and infrastructure industries for more than 22 years, including project managing Auckland’s Sky Tower

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For more than six decades, Holmes Consulting has led the engineering industry in invention, creativity, and quality. During that time, they’ve worked across New Zealand and the world, delivering premium structural and civil solutions to thousands of landmark projects.