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On the Water

Make the most of our region’s sparkling harbour, lakes, estuaries and vast blue ocean. Charter a boat, hire a jet ski or simply launch your own kayak off the beach – there are plenty of sightseeing options and ways to enjoy the water here.

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Dolphin Seafaris

Tauranga

Dolphin Seafaris will take you on a marine adventure to watch or swim with wild dolphins in their natural habitat. 4-5 hour trips departing daily from Tauranga and Mount Maunganui in our stable and comfortable high speed launch.

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Waimarino Adventure Park

Tauranga

Bring your family, swimsuits, barbecue supplies or picnic and make a day of it with our Supreme adventure park pass options, or if you’re short on time, come down and rent a kayak by the hour.

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Fernland Spa Thermal Mineral Springs

Tauranga

Truly one of Tauranga's best attractions, with a superb setting, fantastic service and the ultimate in geothermal water quality to bath in you will leave feeling relaxed and restored.

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Mount Hot Pools

Tauranga

Nestled under Mt Maunganui, the Mount Hot Pools are the perfect place to sit, relax and enjoy the views of the Mount.

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NZ Kayaker Kayak Fishing Tours

Tauranga

With a life time of experience in kayaks, we specialise in providing unique tours and excellent product service all based around the wonderfull sport that is kayaking.

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Awakeri Hot Springs

Whakatane

Nestled amongst lush park-like grounds, and perfectly situated to take advantage of the Bay of Plenty’s lakes, rivers, mountains and beaches, Awakeri Hot Springs offers a beautifully peaceful holiday park, just 10 minutes drive from Whakatane.

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Ohope Beach

Ohope

It won’t take long for you to fall in love with Ohope. From the moment you drive over the hill from Whakatane and catch a glimpse of the serene blue ocean, you instantly relax. This small beach resort is home to around 3000 people but thousands more visit this slice of paradise every year to enjoy a weekend getaway or holiday in the sunshine.

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Waimarino Sea Kayak Tour

Tauranga

Explore the wildlife surrounding the Tauranga Harbour in the comfort of a sea kayak. This tour is the ultimate choice for the independent explorer.

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Waimarino Wairoa River Tour

Tauranga

Explore the upper reaches of the Wairoa River from Omanawa. No prior experience required for this picturesque flat water paddle to Waimarino.

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Mount Maunganui Surf Academy

Mt Maunganui

At Mount Maunganui Surf Academy we teach surfing and surfing only. This means we can concentrate on teaching to the best level possible and guarantee you will find the whole experience a life…

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Asterix Charters

Tauranga

We have over 40 years experience offering a range of fishing trips where you can target snapper, terekihi, tuna, hapuka, kingfish or marlin.

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Bay Explorer Island & Wildlife Cruise

Tauranga

Bay Explorer connects you to the amazing aquatic world. Revel in open space, fresh air and the adventure of a real ocean safari experience.

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Mt Maunganui Main Beach

Mt Maunganui

Voted New Zealand’s best beach, ‘the Mount’ is the ultimate summer destination. With perfect white sand and thundering waves, you won’t find a better place to swim, surf, sunbathe and socialise. Holiday memories are made here.

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Pilot Bay Beach

Mt Maunganui

Located on the harbour’s edge in Mount Maunganui, Pilot Bay offers sheltered swimming conditions – ideal for young families and those who love water sports. A great place for a picnic, walk or to watch cruise ships come and go.

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Papamoa Beach

Papamoa

Papamoa Beach sits just along the coastline from Mount Maunganui and is a favourite holiday destination for generations of Kiwi families. With wide flat sand, great surf and extensive sand dunes, it’s ideal for all beach activities.

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Waihi Beach

Waihi Beach

This idyllic 9km stretch of ocean beach has long been popular with holidaymakers and surfers. Offering an authentic Kiwi beach atmosphere, Waihi is a great place to picnic, swim or just build a sandcastle with the kids.

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Waimarino Glow Worm Kayak Tour

Tauranga

Relax on the edge of tranquil Lake McLaren, enjoy locally produced refreshments while watching the ducks and swans go about their evenings preparations. At dusk our guides will lead you onto the lake to watch the sun set over the rolling hills. Gently paddle into the night and discover the magic of the enchanting glow worm canyon.

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Maketu Beach

Maketu

Situated 30km east along the coast from Mount Maunganui, Maketu Beach is where Maori first came ashore on their waka voyage from Polynesia to the Bay of Plenty. A great place to swim, surf and gather shellfish at low tide.

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Newdicks Beach

Maketu

Experience this raw, untouched, rugged New Zealand beach near Maketu, on the southern side of Okurei Point. There is endless scenery and surf to enjoy here – and you’re unlikely to see another soul in sight.

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Matakana Beach

Omokoroa

Catch a barge from Tauranga’s Sulphur Point marina or hire a boat or kayak to paddle the short distance across to Matakana Island. A 20km-long white sand beach awaits you, surrounded by a thick green pine forest. An untouched paradise.

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Athenree Beach

Athenree

A sheltered estuary beach right on the edge of Shelly Bay in Tauranga’s inner harbour, Athenree is a 50km drive north of Tauranga and just south of Waihi Beach on the coast. A wonderful place to take a picnic and spend the day.

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Bowentown Beach

Waihi Beach

Bowentown is a popular spot for camping in the Bay of Plenty. With the open ocean on one side and Tauranga’s harbour on the other, there are plenty of places to explore and savour the warm coastal waters.

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Diveworks Charters Fishing & Diving

Whakatane

Deep sea Fishing, Sport fishing and Diving the Eastern Bay of Plenty aboard M.V.Diveworks. We cater for the new comer to the expert. All equipment supplied.

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Pori Pori Waterhole

Tauranga

Pori Pori is located in the lower Kaimai's ranges in the Bay Of Plenty. A magical place to visit ideal for family picnics.

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KG Kayaks

Whakatane

Kayaking adventures for independent travellers, family groups, businesses and schools. We offer guided tours, hires and tuition at a number of locations around Whakatane in the Bay of Plenty.

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Kaiate Falls

Papamoa

Walk through the forest to Kaiate Falls, where water tumbles down a ravine in a series of cascades. The swimming hole is located at the base of the lower falls.

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Waimarino Scenic Lake McLaren Kayak Tour

Tauranga

Enjoy a Kayak Tour experience on the wonderful calm Lake McLaren where serenity takes a new name.

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Tauranga Water Transport

Omokoroa

A locally owned and operated business with vast knowledge of the local area and Maori history.

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AdventureSail

Tauranga

AdventureSail provides harbour cruises and extended charters on a luxury Beneteau yacht. You will see the harbour and Bay of Plenty and Coromandel regions from a unique perspective and have fun while you do it.

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Kewpie Harbour Cruises

Tauranga

Experience the Beautiful Tauranga Harbour in a beautifully restored 52ft solid kauri classic ferry boat with Kewpie Harbour Cruises.

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Blue Ocean Charters

Tauranga

Come fishing with the experts Blue Ocean Charters for a day to remember. We specialise in day or overnight reef or hapuka fishing trips for individuals or groups on our large 15m & 17m vessels.

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Deep Star Charters

Tauranga

Specialising in daily & overnight fishing trips all year round within walking distance of Tauranga CBD.

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Discovery Surf School

Mt Maunganui

Discovery Surf School provides surfing lessons of the highest quality for all ages and abilities in a fun and safe environment.

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Eastcoast Paddler

Mt Maunganui

Eastcoast Paddler is a Stand Up Paddle and Outrigger company providing lessons, hire, tours and retail. We paddle rivers, lakes, harbours and ocean.

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Elements Watersports

Tauranga

Windsurfing, Sailing, Powerboating, Kitesurfing and more! With dedicated kit for all levels and locations, our team are ready to get you out on the water safely and easily using proven methods

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Hibiscus Surf School

Mt Maunganui

Hibiscus Surf School began in the spring of 2004 and continues to provide quality surf instruction to all levels of surfers, from beginner to advanced.

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Fish and Dips Charters

Tauranga

Our specialty is soft bait fishing; we will show you how it's done, rods, reels and ice to keep you catch fresh are provided.

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Greerton Aquatic & Leisure Centre

Tauranga

Aquarobics, Learn to Swim Classes, Gymnasium and Swim Shop. A variety of pools for fitness, relaxation and therapy.

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Kiwi Jet Boat Tours

Whakatane

Depart from the Matahina Dam to experience, ignibrite cliffs, willow lined farmland, white water rapids, a scenic weeping gorge arriving at the Aniwhenua Falls. This is a real jet boating experience!

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Dolphin Blue

Tauranga

Dolphin Blue offers you dolphin watching tours departing from Tauranga City. Spend a day with us aboard Commander 1 locating and watching dolphins and other marine life.

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Memorial Pool

Tauranga

Memorial Pool is a favourite for many locals with the fresh outdoor facilities and heated pools that are great for families with children and swimmers of all ages and abilities.

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New Zealand Surf School

Tauranga

Situated on the pristine sands of the Grove Ave beach at Mount Maunganui, we are the ideal stop-over along the Pacific Coast highway.

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Salt Spray Surf School

Ohope

Learning to surf the waves is truly an exhilarating experience and there is no better place to learn then the white sands of Ohope Beach.

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Seatrek Charters

Tauranga

Seatrek is a Tauranga based marine charter company offering the opportunity to experience a wide variety of marine activities.

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Sunfish Charters

Tauranga

Sunfish Charters, based in Tauranga, offers day trips, night trips and extended live aboard charters for game fishing, sports fishing, diving, cruising and corporate events.

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Tauranga Sport Fishing Club

Tauranga

The Tauranga Game Fishing Club Inc provides facilities for members and their guests, including bar, dining, and weighstation. Activities on offer are annual fishing tournaments and social events.

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Tauranga Marine Charters

Tauranga

Fishing Trips...we offer day trips or 24 hour trips, we can supply all you need and we work all year round from Tauranga in the beautiful Bay of Plenty.

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Baywave TECT Aquatic & Leisure Centre

Tauranga

Baywave is one of the Bay of Plentys top regional attractions, drawing in over 230,000 visitors every year!

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Fat Boy Charters

Tauranga

Sightseeing can be carried out within the coastal limits including Mayor Island, Plate Island, Mottiti Island and other great destinations which also include the harbour area.

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King Tide Salt Fly

Tauranga

Join King Tide Salt Fly for guided salt water fly fishing charters in the sunny Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.​

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