WINTER IN THE BAY OF PLENTY
Te Moananui ā Toi | the Coastal Bay of Plenty might be one of New Zealand's most loved summer holiday destinations, but it's a pretty epic winter destination, too! The weather is cooler, but still warm enough to explore our amazing tracks and trails and, at the end of your walk, relax in one of the many thermal hot pools throughout the region. Top it off with dinner and drinks at any one of the amazing bars, restaurants and cafés - or head along to the local markets to sample some of the finest local produce. That's a winning winter weekend right there!
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Classic Flyers Aviation Museum
TECT All Terrain Park
Taste of Plenty
Western Bay Museum
Mount Hot Ocean Water Pools
The Cave Papamoa
Meet Mataatua Express Tour
Tauranga Art Gallery Toi Tauranga
Awakeri Hot Springs
Sapphire Springs Holiday Park & Thermal Pools
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.
Bay of Plenty Experiences
We know your time is precious (especially when you’re on holiday!). Discover some of the best things to do in the Bay of Plenty, popular itineraries and some of the stories that our place unique. But it’s not all about the bucket list items! Us locals know about some pretty cool hidden gems that are sure to make you smile!
Meet the locals
Discover the stories and meet the people behind some of our favourite local businesses and experiences.