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Welcome to the Coastal Bay of Plenty

Posted in Exploring the Bay

Nau mai haere mai ki Moana Nui a Toi! Welcome to the Coastal Bay of Plenty.

We invite you to discover the stories, magic and positive energy of our special place.

The time you spend here will leave you invigorated and restored with lasting memories of our stunning natural landscapes and the warmth of our climate and our people.

Explore, discover and delight – it’s our absolute pleasure to welcome you.


Beach bliss
You can’t go far in the Bay of Plenty without stumbling across a sweeping white-sand beach, perfect wave or picturesque fishing spot. The sun, surf and sand have shaped our relaxed lifestyle and are at the heart of the Bay of Plenty experience. Discover the Bay of Plenty’s beachy goodness.

Explore the outdoors
Whether you’re looking for walks, cycling tracks, a round of golf, fishing, or taking a trip to a living breathing volcano, we’ve got an abundance of outdoor adventures for you to enjoy. Get natural in the great outdoors.

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. Show me the cultural hot spots.


Craft beer hot spots
The Coastal Bay of Plenty has a thriving craft beer and cider scene. Check out this post on where to find the Bay's most smashable pours. Show me the best brews in the Bay.


Delicious dining experiences
The Coastal Bay of Plenty knows how to do delicious. 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. Find out where to get the best nosh in the Bay.

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.


Where to stay
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. Browse the Bay’s bungalows and beachfront beauties.

Getting here and getting around
Tauranga is a 3 hour drive from Auckland. Air NZ offers daily direct flights from Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch. Book at airnz.co.nz

Once you’re here, you’ll want to get around to discover some of the 125 kilometres of stunning beaches, and unforgettable nature walks. Rent a car from Apex Rentals at Tauranga Airport or if you’d like to bike the Bay, try an e-bike rental from Flux at 103 The Strand, Tauranga.

Tauranga also offers Uber, and two taxi companies - Tauranga Mount Taxis (0800 829 477) and Taxi Cabs Tauranga (0800 4 TAXIS).


Taking care of our place
All visitors to the Bay of Plenty are invited to uphold the Tiaki Promise, caring for people, culture and place.