0
Need Help? Call +64 7 578 8103 or email us
light rain
19°C

Experiences

Create a holiday you will never forget by trying something new and discovering all that our amazing region has to offer. We have a wide range of experiences suitable for all ages, budgets and interests.

White Island

White Island lies 49km offshore from Whakatane and is one of the world’s most accessible volcanos. Most of this geological giant lies underneath the water but the top 321m sticks out above the ocean, forming a circular island that’s approximately 2km wide.

Learn more

Mayor Island

Several violent eruptions over 120,000 years have shaped this island’s features - both above and below water. Its steep and rugged terrain is now a prized wildlife and marine sanctuary where people can enjoy camping, hiking, trail running, bird watching, snorkeling and diving.

Learn more

Whale Island

This pest-free island sanctuary is a haven for birds and home to the world’s largest muttonbird colony. Join a guided tour to discover Moutohora’s unique inhabitants including New Zealand fur seals, little blue penguins and kiwi.

Learn more

Romantic Getaways

If you’re looking for a luxury place to stay, delicious food and wine, long walks along beautiful beaches or just a place to have fun and relax with your loved one, this is it. There is plenty to love in the Bay of Plenty.

Learn more

Heritage & Culture

Discover the coastal Bay of Plenty’s deep cultural roots and early settlement history. These shores have been highly valued for hundreds of years and insights into the past have helped shaped the region today.

Learn more

Health & Wellness

The Bay of Plenty is a great place to keep active and healthy. Our natural environment will inspire you to get outdoors, and all our main centres offer health and wellness opportunities to keep you looking and feeling your best.

Learn more

Eco Tourism

Visit our offshore island sanctuaries, be spellbound by glowworms, explore our popular walking tracks and step foot on a live volcano – the coastal Bay of Plenty offers a wide range of eco-tourism attractions for all ages to enjoy.

Learn more

Indulgence

Treat yourself to the ultimate holiday experience and indulge in the finest accommodation, attractions, food and wine our region has to offer. Shop at high-end fashion boutiques and enjoy life’s little luxuries.

Learn more

Family Friendly

The Bay of Plenty is an easy place to entertain kids. Swim at the beach, explore Mauao’s base track, visit Tauranga’s Hairy Maclary sculptures, discover hidden waterfalls, grab an ice-cream and enjoy the many playgrounds, parks and cafes.

Learn more

Animals & Wildlife

The Bay of Plenty is home to some amazing wildlife both on land and at sea. There are many opportunities to see rare and precious creatures such as kiwi, whales, dolphins and more. Get outdoors and enjoy all that nature has to offer.

Learn more