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Sparkling waters, pristine white-sand beaches, the juicy nectar of fresh pip fruit, state-of-the-art infrastructure – the Bay of Plenty lives up to its name and then some. Squeezed between the ruggedness of the Coromandel Peninsula, and the undulating green hills of the Waikato, the “Bay” as it affectionately known, offers up more things to do in a day than you could possibly handle.
There is everything here from fishing to diving, surfing, camping, biking and relaxing aplenty - which is why this part of the North Island has been named the "Bay of Plenty". more
Like a slumbering giant in a fitful sleep, White Island is New Zealand’s only active marine volcano, which attracts curious visitors by the score.