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Perched right on the coast with beautiful beaches and stunning natural features, our region embraces the great outdoors like no other.
It’s not uncommon to spot fur seals and penguins while strolling around Mauao (Mount Maunganui), or see a pod of orca cruising around Tauranga Harbour. With the sun on your face and sea salt in your hair, there are endless natural attractions to enjoy in Te Moananui ā Toi ׀ Coastal Bay of Plenty. Hike through our forests, climb to the top of our highest vantage points, and swim or paddle alongside our marine life. You will find both solitude and excitement here depending on where you choose to look.
Many tour operators will help you get up close to nature and our wildlife and share with you their passion and knowledge of our species and delicate eco-systems. Locals have a true passion for the environment and we encourage you to uphold the Tiaki Promise during your visit which is a commitment to care for our land and people, for now and for future generations.