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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.

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The Elms Historic Mission House & Gardens

Tauranga

The Elms historic house, the oldest European heritage site in the Bay of Plenty, is an essential stop for all visitors to Tauranga.

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Whakatane

Don't be fooled by imitations - this is your chance to learn how to prepare, lay and eat an authentic earth cooked Maori hangi.

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Mataatua Footsteps of Our Ancestors

Whakatane

Join us for a guided walking journey to explore some the nearby sites of ancestors of the local people from the tribe of Ngati Awa.

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Historic Village on 17th

Tauranga

Experience the charm of yesteryear at the Village on 17th a collection of original and replica buildings taken from early Tauranga and set in a unique setting of gorgeous gardens.

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Tauranga Art Gallery

Tauranga

Since opening in 2007, Tauranga Art Gallery has consistently delivered high quality exhibitions within its contemporary gallery space located in the heart of Tauranga.

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Mataatua Maori Marae Experience

Whakatane

Your journey at Mataatua will Ignite the Soul within. An authentic experience with the opportunity for intimate engagement with the people of Ngati Awa. Watch world-class digital technology, HIKO; Legends Carved in Light.

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Moanarua Beach Cottage

Ohope

Miria and Taroi of Moanarua Beach Cottage offer you a romantic hideaway nestled between the ocean and the harbour in sunny Ohope Beach. A unique Maori cultural homestay experience.

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Te Puna Quarry Park

Tauranga

Planting at Te Puna Quarry Park commenced in 1997 with all the work and maintenance being carried out by volunteers. By keeping some areas as specialised plant groups, we hope to make this a park of botanical interest.

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