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Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty TRAVEL GUIDE

Bay of Plenty is a curved northern coastline in the north island of New Zealand. A perfect holiday destination with long white surf beaches, beautiful harbours and easy-going lifestyle blended with fun, shopping, and eating food. The Bay incorporates several huge islands and has a history of Maori settlement. The Bay of Plenty extends from the west, Coromandel peninsula to the east Cape Runaway. Eight significant rivers Wairoa, Tarawera, Kaituna, Whakatane, Waioeka, Raukakore and Motu, empty into the Bay. Whakaari or white island, Mayor island, Whale island, Motiti island are the active volcanoes. Due to its fabulous public beaches and warm sunny climate in summer, The Bay becomes the favourite tourist destination of the north island in New Zealand. One-third of the total tourists visit the Bay of plenty every year because of historic architecture, stone formations, Maori culture and suitable climate. Rotorua surrounded with geothermal area and centre of Maori culture. Tauranga is another destination getting international popularity. Visitors can have the first-class cuisine with local wines in many of the popular restaurants and cafes, shopping the latest fashion in Tauranga. The number of whales, including humpbacks whale and blue whales, migrate into the Bay of plenty. Tourists enjoy this spectacular whale watching activity. Mount Maunganui is known for swimming and surf beaches. The climate of the Bay of plenty is the best for dolphins, in dolphin safari visitors play and swim with dolphins. Mount Maunganui, 15-minute drive from Tauranga in the Bay of plenty is known as “surf city”. Te puke is known for the cultivation of kiwifruit.


Bight in the North Island of New Zealand


Whole year


Splashing out in nature, learn to surf, tracking and trailing, whale watching, dolphin safari, explore the white island, visit only active marine volcano of New Zealand, experience boat cruise with a beautiful coastline and amazing marine life, visit a hub of kiwifruit.


Galatea, Mt Maunganui, Katikati Murupara and Whirinaki Forest Park,  Ohope Beach, Opotiki, Papamoa and Papamoa Beach, Ohiwa Beach, Pukehina Beach, Tauranga, Omokoroa, , Tauranga Airport, Te Kaha, Port of Tauranga,Te Puke, Waihi Beach, Whakaari/White Island, Whakatane