Bay of Plenty Regional Information

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

Bay of Plenty Feature

White Island

White Island

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.


View from the top of Mt Maunganui
Mt Maunganui
For stunning sea vistas of the Bay area, climb Mt Maunganui. Those with average fitness can make the ascent. Once the summit is reached, the views make the exertion all the more rewarding.
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The Star Princess enters Tauranga harbour past Mauao
Take a dolphin encounter charter cruise to swim with these friendly mammals - what an experience!
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Devonport to Leigh
Great Kiwi Road Trips
Road trips are as much about the personality of the road as they are the people travelling them. Follow your adventuresome spirit into the sunset. Life’s a journey...take the scenic route.
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