The sunny climate and relaxed beach-life atmosphere of the Bay of Plenty make it an ideal place to enjoy and have fun. Beautiful harbours, long white surf beaches and a sunny, easy going lifestyle characterise our region. The Bay is one of New Zealand’s top holiday destinations for Kiwis and international travellers alike.
There are plenty of things to see and do, as it is not called the Bay of Plenty without reason. From action packed days filled with family fun and great shopping to exciting water sports, bush walks, adventure parks, Maori culture experiences, hot pools, and unique art galleries.
Two large marinas hold over 1000 yachts and launches with many charter boat operators taking visitors out to cruise the beautiful harbour, swim with dolphins, or further away to the internationally renowned deep sea fishing waters.
Tauranga is the main centre of the Bay of Plenty, and it is one of the fastest growing cities in New Zealand. It’s a must-see must-do destination to anyone visiting this beautiful country.
Downtown Tauranga offers great shopping and other facilities, and there are several historically significant areas to visit around the city. There are a number of beautiful parks to take a scenic walk around, and Tauranga’s nightlife is vibrant and fun.
The waterfront area offers a number of great cafés, restaurants, pubs and nightclubs.
Tauranga city is surrounded by the rural country towns of Katikati, Omokoroa and Te Puke which highlight the Bay of Plenty's strong agricultural presence and small town appeal.
The North Island’s tourism hotspot Rotorua can be reached within 45 minutes, and so is White Island, New Zealand’s only live marine volcano. If the weather is fine and the rumbling not too excessive, you can book a boat trip or flight to explore the volcano’s inner crater. It will be an incredible, once in a lifetime experience.