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02
Sep

Labour Weekend in the Bay of Plenty

Posted in Events
There’s something about the Labour weekend holiday. It’s the first long weekend in months. The days feel longer and warmer, and for many of us it’s the beginning of an unofficial countdown to summer. It’s a great opportunity to come out of hibernation and get back amongst the fun and frivolity – something the Bay of Plenty offers in spades.
02
Aug

Spring Events in the Bay

Posted in Events
Spring is synonymous with new beginnings – and it’s certainly bringing new life to the Bay’s events scene.
01
Jul

Girls’ Escape to the Coastal Bay of Plenty

Sometimes, you just need a weekend away with the girls. The Coastal Bay of Plenty has all the good things that make a girls’ getaway one to remember – and it’s a perfect place to visit year-round.
25
Jun

Winter comfort

A getaway to the Coastal Bay of Plenty is just what you need to beat the winter blues.
05
Jun

Mount Locals - Aaron & Malika, The General

Aaron and Malika opened Mount Maunganui’s phenomenally successful café, The General, in 2017. But their connection to the Bay runs deep – right back through Aaron’s childhood. They love living in downtown the Mount and enjoy all it has to offer.
09
May

Top 10 Things to See & Do in the Bay of Plenty

Posted in Activities
Explore, discover and delight - it is our absolute pleasure to welcome you.
08
May

Sit Back & Soak In These Heavenly Hot Pools

There’s nothing more relaxing than soaking in a thermal hot pool while gazing at the starry night sky above.
16
Apr

Welcome to the Coastal Bay of Plenty

It's in our nature to welcome you to enjoy our special place. Immerse yourself in our nature and the warmth of our climate and our people. We invite you to discover the stories, the magic and the positive, laid-back energy of the Coastal Bay of Plenty.
11
Apr

Change of Pace

Black Stick Rose Keddell shares some of her favourite walking spots where you can clear your head and enjoy our gorgeous area.
31
Mar

Stuff Travel 7-Day Bay Experience

Recently we had the pleasure of showing Brook Sabin and Radha Engling from Stuff Travel around the Coastal Bay of Plenty. Check out their epic 7-day itinerary.
14
Mar

Taste the Flavours of the Bay at these delicious eateries

Posted in Food
Our sunny, warm micro-climate makes for perfect growing conditions for fresh local produce and the flourishing population of Tauranga has seen an explosion in incredible eateries you simply have to try.
13
Mar

Art & Culture Adventures

Exciting events, art exhibits, stories and legends – check out this guide on how to immerse yourself in the cultural flavours of the Bay
12
Mar

Golf

The Coastal Bay of Plenty is home to some stunning golf courses.
12
Mar

Cycling in the Bay of Plenty

Posted in Activities
The Bay of Plenty is a dream for cyclists of every skill level. Scenic tracks range from an easy family cruise to adrenalin-fuelled mountain biking across spectacular terrain.
11
Mar

Explore the Outdoors

There’s plenty to do in the Coastal Bay of Plenty and an abundance of opportunities to explore and enjoy the outdoors.
11
Mar

7-day itinerary experienced by Stuff travel

Recently we had the pleasure of showing Brook Sabin and Radha Engling from Stuff Travel around the Coastal Bay of Plenty. Check out their epic 7-day itinerary.
10
Mar

Short walks to enjoy in the Bay of Plenty

It’s in our nature to get outdoors, explore our region and admire the natural beauty around us. Pull on your walking shoes and check out these great tracks & trails. You won’t regret it!
05
Mar

5 amazing places to stay in the Bay

From easy-going beachfront spots, luxury lodges, hotels, motels and family camping, the Coastal Bay of Plenty offers accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.
04
Mar

The Best Beaches in the Bay

With over 125km of coastline, it’s no surprise that the Bay of Plenty is home to some of the best, and most pristine, beaches in New Zealand (and, some would argue, the world!). But don’t just take our word for it – check out some of the accolades our sandy shores have received and what makes them so special.
01
Mar

Waterfalls in the Bay of Plenty

If you have a love for walking and waterfalls – then check out some of the best waterfall walks in the Bay of Plenty.
27
Feb

Find out what's to love in Tauranga city centre

A trip to the heart of Tauranga’s city centre is an opportunity to sample a great range of dining, shopping, and cultural experiences, as well as take in the spectacular views out over Tauranga Moana. Here’s some places we think shouldn’t be missed if you’re stopping by this part of the Bay!
20
Feb

Let's Get Physical - Tracks & Trails

Posted in Activities
Love to bike, hike or get on the water? Want to push yourself or just get the family outside? Whatever you’re after, here are some of the Bay’s most beauteous locations to get active.
14
Feb

Top 10 FREE Activities in the Bay

Posted in Activities
There's loads of FREE activities for all the family in the Bay of Plenty - check out our top 10 choices!
12
Feb

5 Bay of Plenty events you won’t want to miss this Autumn

Posted in Events
Autumn is a beautiful time in the Bay with settled, warm weather meaning there’s still plenty of outdoor fun to be had. While the summer crowds may have gone, the excitement certainly hasn’t – check out this amazing line-up of events heading our way this Autumn.
18
Jan

Bay of Plenty Locals: Amy Vidler

Amy owns the Waihi Beach Hotel and is passionate about it being a showcase for everything that’s great about Waihi Beach and the laid-back Bay of Plenty lifestyle – the same lifestyle that brought her home to raise her two young children after ten years abroad.
16
Jan

An Interview with Waihi Beach Local - Pip Jones

Pip is almost part of the furniture at Waihi Beach. She runs the vet, owns one of the local pubs and runs an organic dairy farm. She’s passionate about the Bay of Plenty and says it’s been the perfect place to raise a family.
09
Jan

Of Two Minds - Jordan Griffin & Shinji Mizuno

Takoyaki chef and Luca Coffee Shop manager Shinji Mizuno (32) and surfboard shaper Jordan Griffin (22) are friends that love travelling together in search of great waves. They’re also partners in Golden Balls, a takoyaki and karage food stand.
01
Jan

The Bay's Best Brews

Posted in Food
It’s not surprising that the Bay’s relaxed, down to earth lifestyle has given rise to an innovative – and impressive - craft beer scene.
22
Dec

The Legend of Mauao, Mount Maunganui

Posted in Landmarks
According to Māori lore, mountains can move but once during their lifetimes, and only at night. The patupaiarehe are also solely night dwellers…
04
Dec

Why the Bay of Plenty is so Berrylicious!

Posted in Food
Did you know you can pick your own delicious fruit in the Bay of Plenty? Such a cool experience, not to mention it makes for a delicious day out!
04
Dec

Best FREE things to do with your Kids in the Bay

Posted in Family
Costs can add up when travelling with the whole family! Read on to find out some cool free things to do with kids around the Bay of Plenty!
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