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Tracks & Trails

When you’re visiting the sunniest region in New Zealand there’s plenty of motivation to put on your walking shoes and get outdoors. Choose from a wide range of tracks suitable for various fitness levels.

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Arataki Cultural Walking Trails

Mt Maunganui

Arataki: to lead, to point out, to guide. Experience guided walking trails using our mobile app and proximity technology to receive cultural information about sites of significance around the Mauao…

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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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Leisure Island (Moturiki)

Mt Maunganui

This small island sits just off Mount Maunganui’s Main Beach. In the past it’s been a Maori pa, a quarry, a marine aquarium and a tourist attraction called Leisure Island. Now it’s a protected reserve and a great place to enjoy a walk.

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McLaren Falls Park

Tauranga

McLaren Falls Park is 190 hectares of parkland set alongside Lake McLaren and is just ten minutes by car, from Tauranga. The park is popular for camping, fishing, kayaking, disc golf course,…

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Motu Trails

Opotiki

Whether you're a casual cyclist, a serious mountain biker or gravel rider, a runner, a walker or a family, Motu Trails offers you a stunning outdoors experience. Motu Trails is one of the great…

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Mt Maunganui (Mauao) Base Track Walk

Mt Maunganui

Mauao is an iconic landmark and traversing its 3.4km base track is New Zealand’s single most popular walk. Allow 45 minutes and plenty of time to enjoy the crashing ocean waves and views across to Tauranga and Matakana Island.

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Mt Maunganui (Mauao) Summit Walk

Mt Maunganui

Venture to the top of our most famous landmark. This walk takes about 40 minutes and requires a good level of fitness. Choose from two scenic tracks to reach the 232m-high summit. The view at the top is worth the effort.

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Orokawa Bay Walk

Waihi Beach

This popular walk starts at the northern end of Waihi Beach. Wind around the coastal headlands to reach Orokawa Bay and enjoy a picnic on the beach in the shade of giant pohutukawa trees. Allow 45 minutes each way.

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Papamoa Hills

Papamoa

The Papamoa Hills Regional Park is a hiker’s paradise. Explore the park’s cultural heritage and walk around former pa sites, or challenge yourself to reach the 224m-high summit and enjoy breathtaking views.

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Summerhill Trails

Tauranga

Summerhill Trails is for mountain bikers and walkers. Share our space, fresh air, peaceful environment & spectacular views.

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TECT All Terrain Park

Te Puke

Imagine a giant outdoor adventure park where you can create your own dream playground...

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The Trig Walk

Waihi Beach

With excellent parking and a well formed track this is a must-do during your visit to Waihi Beach.

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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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Virtually on Track

Papamoa

Discover, explore and connect with the new and exciting Virtually on Track project.

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Maddix Bike Park

Tauranga

Hidden away in a picturesque native bush setting only 15km from central Tauranga on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island is one of the Bay of Plenty’s best kept dirt bike secrets.​

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Katikati Bird Gardens

Tauranga

These beautiful and tranquil gardens are on the edge of the inner Tauranga harbour. Water-lilly ponds, mature trees, flower gardens and natural wetlands the gardens are a delight year round. And with many varieties of birds wandering free and in aviaries this special corner of New Zealand is truely unique.

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Amped Motos

Papamoa

Bring the kids to NZs first off-road electric motorbike park and see them ride a real motorbike in a safe & fun environment. Their confidence will soar as they ride over real dirt bumps and past the checkered flag.

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Poweride

Papamoa

PoweRide is the easy way to see the Mount and Tauranga without the hassle of the parking. The electric bikes do the work for you so see the sites effortlessly. All safety equipment is supplied and…

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Burr-wood Country Gardens

Katikati

Burr-wood is set in a 21/2 acre well known garden and surrounded by native bush in the beautiful Kaimai Ranges in the Bay of Plenty. We overlook a panorama of land, sea,harbour and islands from top of Waihi beach to Eastcape.

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