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Bay of Plenty highlights – one day itineary ideas

Below we have listed some of the top Bay of Plenty attractions and activites that you can do with limited time in the region.  Follow the links to find out more and book your Bay of Plenty activities online.

Blokart Recreation Park

an image Visit the home of Blokart and have a blast on the fun, fast, compact land sailing machine.  Super easy to use and fun for all ages, these machines are awesome fun when the wind blows.  Blokart Recreation Park also has a new activity that is sure to impress – electric drift karts.  These three wheeled machines are perfect for those of you looking to try a bit of drifting.  Allow up to 2 hours at this activity.

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In the heart of Te Puke, the ‘Kiwifruit Capital of the World’, is Kiwi360.  Climb aboard a Kiwicart and tour through the working orchards and discover why kiwifruit, the world’s healthiest fruit, grows better in the Bay of Plenty than anywhere else in the world.  Allow up to one hour for this activity.

The Kiwi360 Café and Restaurant is open daily from 10:30am-3pm.  Specialising in kiwifruit fare, such as kiwifruit muffins, salads and juices, the café also offers gourmet pizzas, sandwiches and seafood dishes.  Buffet lunches are also available for groups, such as an Asian buffet or good old Kiwi BBQ.

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A visit to the Comvita Visitor Centre will give you an understanding of how New Zealand can produce unique health products of world-class quality.  The visitor centre has an educational gallery, an auditorium and a retail outlet.  Allow up to one hour for this activity.

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Located 52 kilometres off the Bay of Plenty coastline, White Island is a link in a chain of volcanoes called the Pacific Ring of Fire.  Take a boat or helilcopter tour  around the rugged, unspoilt coastline of this active volcano.  You'll see moon-like surfaces, steaming craters, flocks of sea birds and sulphur-yellow landscapes.


Travel distances/times

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Auckland > Coromandel

187km / 2hurs 20 mins

an image Coromandel > Tauranga

189km / 2 hours 20 mins

an image Tauranga > Whakatane

97km / 1 hr 25 mins

an image Whakatane > Gisborne

215km / 3 hr 5 mins

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