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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.

If you’re planning a wedding, honeymoon, anniversary trip or just a romantic getaway for two, you’re bound to fall in love with the coastal Bay of Plenty.

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Our spectacular natural setting features white sand beaches, sparkling blue water and plenty of sunshine. This, combined with exquisite accommodation, fine dining venues and lots of special activities to enjoy together, will ensure you have a holiday to remember.

Choose to stay somewhere magical. Try a romantic cabin filled with candles in the bush near Katikati. Warm Earth Cottages have no electricity – just the sounds of a nearby stream and native birds to keep you company. Relax in a warm outdoor bath under the clear night sky.

Or try the magnificent French Country House, as seen on New Zealand’s first series of The Bachelor. This charming farmhouse with antique furnishings, modern comforts and spectacular views over the countryside, is an unforgettable place to spend your wedding day or honeymoon.

If you want something closer to the city, book a luxury hotel room at Trinity Wharf Tauranga right on the harbour’s edge. Dine at their sumptuous Halo Restaurant or book a table at one of the city’s other leading restaurants such as Harbourside, Mount Bistro, Somerset Cottage or Mills Reef Winery.

Spend your days embarking on new adventures together. Take to the skies in a vintage plane at Classic Flyers or plunge back to earth during a tandem skydive. Book a helicopter or boat tour to Whakaari (White Island), just offshore from Whakatane. This is New Zealand’s most active volcano where you can set foot right on its rumbling peak.

For something a little more low-key, enjoy a massage at Willow Therapeutic or take a boat ride over to Matakana Island and relax on the beach far away from everyone else. Private spas are also available at the Mount Hot Salt Water Pools for you to unwind together.

If you’re searching for a romantic wedding venue, be sure to visit both the Fountain Gardens and Old Forest School. Both locations are a short drive from Tauranga and will provide a stunning backdrop for your big day.

Walking barefoot along our beaches or climbing to the summit of Mauao to watch the sunrise are must-do activities for lovers visiting the Bay of Plenty at any time of year.

So relax and enjoy our piece of paradise – and each other.

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The French Country House

Tauranga

The French Country House in the heart of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty is a whimsical styled home build from a dream and with love.

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Trinity Wharf Tauranga

Tauranga

A unique 4.5 star Tauranga hotel, located on and over the harbour with a relaxed ambience, flexible event venue options and waterfront dining. Situated in the Bay of Plenty region – one of New Zealand’s top holiday destinations.

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Warm Earth Cottage Romantic Retreats

Katikati

We would love you to experience the peace, beauty, solitude and tranquillity of Warm Earth Romantic Retreats. They are truly different.

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White Island Tours with PeeJay

Whakatane

Join the White Island Tours crew aboard the luxury launch 'PeeJay' for a 6 hour adventure to explore New Zealand's only active marine volcano - White Island. Sitting just 49km off the coast, this is one of the world's most accessible live volcanos.

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Eagle Ridge

Tauranga

Welcome to Eagle Ridge - capturing the spirit of memorable experiences and warm hospitality.

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Frontier Helicopters White Island Volcano Adventure

Whakatane

Our White Island Volcano Adventure is truly a unique experience, visiting a continuously active, living and breathing volcano is an essential destination for all who visit New Zealand.

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Blokart Recreation Park

Papamoa

Come and visit the home of blokart and have a blast on the land sailing machine, which has taken the world by storm. Super easy to use and great fun, these machines are awesome when the wind blows.…

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Fountain Gardens

Tauranga

This spectacular wedding and events venue is set within three acres of stunning native New Zealand flora with a touch of the traditional.

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Old Forest School

Te Puke

Old Forest School is conveniently located in the heart of the Bay of Plenty. An idyllic, historic, unique wedding venue a pleasant 45 minute drive from Tauranga, Rotorua and Whakatane.

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Classic Flyers NZ

Mt Maunganui

During your travels through the Bay of Plenty and in particular Mount Maunganui, visit the Classic Flyers Historic Aviation Museum for an attraction to visit that combines a unique historic aviation museum with a first class cafe & bar.

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Tauranga Tandem Skydiving

Mt Maunganui

Experience the exhilaration of freefall from up to 12,000 feet with Tauranga Tandem Skydiving.

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Ridge Country Retreat

Tauranga

Ridge Country Retreat and Spa in Tauranga, a purposely built lodge with a health and beauty room, has been designed specifically to cater to both pampering the soul and the body in a luxury setting.

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Willow Therapeutic

Tauranga

Inspired by the beautiful, flexible willow tree, Willow Therapeutic is a peaceful place to come: to regain strength and flexibility, to relax and unwind, to heal and to breathe.

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