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Explore the Outdoors

Posted in Exploring the Bay

There’s plenty to do in the Coastal Bay of Plenty and an abundance of opportunities to explore and enjoy the outdoors. Now’s the time to plan your visit and soak up the sun in one of the sunniest regions in the country! Check out some of our favourite outdoor activities below.

Hikes & Walking Tracks
Pull on your walking shoes and check out the great tracks and trails throughout the Bay of Plenty. There’s walks for all fitness levels and some of the most stunning scenery through ancient forests, along wild coastlines and up forest-clad hills. Read about short hikes in the Bay of Plenty or check out the best waterfall walks.

The Bay of Plenty is a dream for cyclists with something for every skill level, ranging from an easy family cruise to adrenalin-fuelled mountain biking across spectacular terrain. Find out more about cycling in the Bay of Plenty.

White Island
Whakatāne is the gateway to one of New Zealand’s most popular destinations – Whakaari (White Island) – the country’s only active marine volcano. A trip to Whakaari is an unforgettable experience and a must-do if you’re in the region. Find out more about visiting Whakaari.

The Bay of Plenty is home to some stunning golf courses from Fairview Golf Club (part of Fairview Estate) in Kaitkati to the stunning Ōhōpe International Golf Club. Check out the Bay of Plenty golf highlights.

Read about places to stay in the Coastal Bay of Plenty.

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