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20
Mar

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.
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

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.
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.
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.
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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