LOVE THE BAY IN AUTUMN
As we say goodbye to summer, we can’t help but feel a touch of melancholy. Thankfully, the Bay – with its warm weather and host of events and activities – will lift your spirits and ease you into the cooler half of the calendar year.
Autumn in the Bay is stunning. You will be struck by the amazing autumn colours on display; think cool blue skies, rusty red leaves, and emerald grass and waters. McLaren Falls Park, just ten-minute’s drive from Tauranga, has all this and more – it’s like walking into an oil painting. Here, you can enjoy camping, disc golf, fishing, kayaking, picnics and walking. Be sure to stroll through the waterfall track after dusk to see glow worms!
Looking to jazz things up? Dance on over to Tauranga for the popular National Jazz Festival, held every Easter, where you will experience up to five days of world-class music. The atmosphere and energy are unmatched, with over 45,000 people attending annually.
The Bay has a rich history, teeming with Kiwi arts and culture. The Historic Village in Tauranga is a fantastic place to explore. Fuel up on tasty coffee and food at the café, then stroll – or fly, depending on your coffee buzz – through the many shops and galleries and maybe delve into the village’s stories.
If you want to learn more about the region’s heritage and culture, head over to Mataatua: The House that Came Home in Whakatane for an unforgettable cultural immersion experience. You will get to learn and live the culture and take part in the Ngāti Awa Māori tribe’s ancient rituals and customs. To top it all off, you will get to feast on delicious local Māori cuisine and delicacies in the wharekai (dining hall).
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THINGS TO DO IN AUTUMN
The Historic Village
Meet Mataatua Express Tour
Know Mataatua Cultural Immersion Experience
Discover the beauty of Tauranga and some of the best views in New Zealand
Enjoy spectacular views of New Zealand's best beaches, Mount Ruapehu, White Island, and Lake Rotorua
City Circle Trails - 1/2 day cycle tour
Arataki Cultural Walking Trails
Mount Magic Scenic Flight
Huntaway Farms Horse Trekking
V8 Trike Tours
Escape Rooms Tauranga
We also have wheelchair access.
NZ Surf Academy
Discover how this unique pocket of land, in the Bay of Plenty, is able to produce one of the worlds healthiest fruits, better than anywhere else.
Tauranga Art Gallery
KG Kayaks Guided Tours
Flummox Escape Rooms Tauranga
Leveret Estate Winery and Cellar Door
Brewbus - New Zealand Craft Beer Tours Limited
TECT All Terrain Park
Bay Explorer - Island and Wildlife Cruise
Fairview Golf Course
Discovery Surf School
We offer 26 fun climbs with 31 new challenges on our Clip N Climb walls
There is also 18 climbing walls and 2 boulder caves at Rocktopia. These walls were built by climbers for climbers and have produced some of the best climbers in the world today
At Rocktopia we also have the world famous vertical slide and Leap OF Faith jump