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Eco Tourism

Visit our offshore island sanctuaries, be spellbound by glowworms, explore our popular walking tracks and step foot on a live volcano – the coastal Bay of Plenty offers a wide range of eco-tourism attractions for all ages to enjoy.

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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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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 Walks

Tauranga

Experience the unspoilt beauty of New Zealands forest. Fully Licensed passenger transport service inclusive.

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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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Glow Worm Kayaking Experience

Tauranga

We start this trip by meeting at the beautiful Lake McLaren. As the evening takes hold and it gets darker, we move up the lake and into a river system when the glow worms start to come out for the night.

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KG Kayaks

Whakatane

Kayaking adventures for independent travellers, family groups, businesses and schools. We offer guided tours, hires and tuition at a number of locations around Whakatane in the Bay of Plenty.

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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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Adrenalin Forest

Tauranga

Affordable fun for the whole family, a wicked adrenalin rush adventure park in a beautiful forest setting in TECT All Terrain Park 20minutes from Rotorua and Tauranga. over 25 flying foxes and 100 different challenges to overcome.

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Moutohora: Island Sanctuary

Whakatane

Join White Island Tours for a 4-4.5-hour journey to Moutohorā (Whale Island) one of New Zealand's little-known treasures and home to a number of New Zealand's rare and endangered plants, birds and reptiles.

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Arataki Cultural Walking Trails

Tauranga

Listen to mountains, rivers, and landmarks speak. Seamlessly receive info about sites of cultural significance at the Mauao base track, using our custom app and proximity tech.

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River Rats Raft & Kayak - Wairoa Grade 5 Rafting

Tauranga

​The Wairoa courses through a stunning rock and tree lined gorge. The trip combines turbulent rapids with exciting drops to produce top white water action. This dame release river only runs selected Sundays from September to May

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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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Coastal Adventure

Whakatane

explore Whakatane's magical coast, paddling past eternally beautiful Otarawairere Bay and through rocky channels to hidden beaches. Enjoy the beautiful panoramas of the East Cape and out to White Island and expect wildlife encounters with gannets, rays and penguins and in winter, fur seals.

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