Haere mai

Welcome to Te Moananui ā Toi (the Coastal Bay of Plenty). Pull up a pew, dig your toes into the sand, and chill. Nestled on the east coast of Aotearoa New Zealand’s North Island, we are home to idyllic, friendly towns and cities spread along 125-kilometres of pristine white sand beaches. 

And, while the beaches are pretty epic (we don’t want to brag, but we’ve got some of the best beaches in the country) - there’s so much more to our little piece of paradise. Where else can you kayak across a lake to see a canyon shine with glow worms after dark or spend time exploring ancient rainforests and bush-clad islands? You'll be left with lasting memories of our stunning natural landscapes and the warmth of our climate - and our people. 

no place like home

There's no place like home

There's never been a better time to explore your own backyard. We encourage you, when the time is right, to rediscover and fall in love with the Bay of Plenty all over again.

Spend some time exploring our website. Gather ideas, inspiration and, most importantly, get excited. Even if you’ve lived here all your life, you’re guaranteed to find little unexpected pockets of awesome. There really is #noplacelikehomebop.

  

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Meet the locals

Discover the stories and meet the people behind some of our favourite local businesses.

Mount Maunganui

Mount Maunganui

Tauranga

Tauranga

Whakatāne

Whakatāne

Waihī Beach

Waihī Beach

Ōhope Beach

Ōhope Beach

Katikati

Katikati

OUR TOP DESTINATIONS

They’re all top destinations if you ask us! But let’s break it down for you… 

Home to an abundance of kiwifruit and avocado orchards, the best beaches in New Zealand, a rich Māori heritage, and surrounded by warm ocean waters, the Coastal Bay of Plenty has, well, plenty for everyone.

 

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