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Animals & Wildlife

The Bay of Plenty is home to some amazing wildlife both on land and at sea. There are many opportunities to see rare and precious creatures such as kiwi, whales, dolphins and more. Get outdoors and enjoy all that nature has to offer.

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Dolphin Seafaris

Tauranga

Dolphin Seafaris will take you on a marine adventure to watch or swim with wild dolphins in their natural habitat. 4-5 hour trips departing daily from Tauranga and Mount Maunganui in our stable and comfortable high speed launch.

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Waimarino Glow Worm Kayak Tour

Tauranga

Relax on the edge of tranquil Lake McLaren, enjoy locally produced refreshments while watching the ducks paddle. At dusk our guides will lead you onto the lake to watch the sun set over the hills. Gently paddle into the night and discover the magic of the enchanting glow worm canyon.

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Katikati Bird Gardens

Tauranga

These beautiful and tranquil gardens are on the edge of the inner Tauranga harbour. Water-lilly ponds, mature trees, flower gardens and natural wetlands the gardens are a delight year round. And with many varieties of birds wandering free and in aviaries this special corner of New Zealand is truely unique.

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Mount Tutu Eco-Sanctuary

Tauranga

Take a journey to Mount Tutu Eco-Sanctuary and enter a special world nestled in Native Rainforest. A secluded peaceful retreat 18 kms from Tauranga Info Centre or 12 kms up Ohauiti Road.

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Dolphin Blue

Tauranga

Dolphin Blue offers you dolphin watching tours departing from Tauranga City. Spend a day with us aboard Commander 1 locating and watching dolphins and other marine life.

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Kewpie Harbour Cruises

Tauranga

Experience the Beautiful Tauranga Harbour in a beautifully restored 52ft solid kauri classic ferry boat with Kewpie Scheduled One hour scenic Harbour Cruises.

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Marshalls Animal Park

Tauranga

Situated adjacent to McLaren Falls Park, Marshalls Animal Park​ is a unique attraction with 35 acres of friendly animals and fun.

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Mossops Honey

Tauranga

Mossop's is a New Zealand family business that has been producing and packaging top quality honeys for over 70 years.

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Seatrek Charters

Tauranga

Seatrek is a Tauranga based marine charter company offering the opportunity to experience a wide variety of marine activities.

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Waimarino Scenic Lake McLaren Kayak Tour

Tauranga

Enjoy a Kayak Tour experience on the wonderful calm Lake McLaren where serenity takes a new name.

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Bay Explorer Island & Wildlife Cruise

Tauranga

Bay Explorer connects you to the amazing aquatic world. Revel in open space, fresh air and the adventure of a real ocean safari experience.

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McLaren Falls Park

Tauranga

McLaren Falls Park is 190 hectares of parkland set alongside Lake McLaren and is just ten minutes by car, from Tauranga. The park is popular for camping, fishing, kayaking, disc golf course,…

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Huntaway Farms Horse Trekking

Tauranga

Horse treks across a working beef cattle farm through wide open spaces and pristine native bush. Panoramic views from Mount Tarawera to White Island. Treks tailored to all abilities and country…

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Wildside Adventures Moutohora Island Sailing Snorkeling Cruise

Tauranga

Sail by large 12 person catamaran to waters of Moutohora Island a wildlife reserve home to endangered birds, seals and penguins. Snorkel the pristine waters surrounding the Island looking at the various marine life. Finish off with a hot soak or swim at Moutohora Islands very own hotwater beach.

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WILDSIDE ADVENTURES ISLAND SNORKELING

Tauranga

Join us on an on a wildlife cruise to Mayor Island(Tuhua) or Motiti Island where we'll snorkel and explore the marine life that inhabit this pristine marine environment.

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