The best things to see and do in the beautiful Bay of Plenty
The Bay of Plenty isn't just a beautiful place to live and work, there's also lots to see and do, so we've pulled together a selection of our favourite activities to get you started:
- Learn to surf off Mount Maunganui’s white sand beaches
- Enjoy a 30-minute jet boat ride on the spectacular Kaituna River
- Swim with the regions friendliest dolphins with one of the many tour operators in the area
- Visit McLaren Falls, 170 hectares of beautiful lake land reserve
- Experience the nightlife on the The Strand in Tauranga with live music and clubs
- Unwind at the Mount Hot Salt Water Pools at the base of Mount Maunganui
- Explore local wines at two award-winning estates – Morton Estate in Katikati and Mills Reef in Tauranga (both offer free wine tasting!)
- Take a tour around a working kiwifruit orchard
- Experience the historic walkway Nga Tapuwae o Toi. This 16km walk takes in cliffs, bird colonies, beautiful bays and pohutukawa forests
- Take a look at the works of master Maori carvers along the main street in Opotiki
- The Tauranga Art Gallery on the corner of Wharf and Willow Streets showcases exhibitions of historical, modern, and abstract art
- Visit the award winning fresh fish market on Dive Crescent (Tauranga) for some of the region’s tastiest fish and chips.
- During harvest time, stop at a roadside stall to pick up your fruit and veggies, straight from the growers’ gardens
- Pick up a map from Katikati’s information centre, then stroll the streets to inspect the town’s numerous hand painted murals
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