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Heritage & Culture

Discover the coastal Bay of Plenty’s deep cultural roots and early settlement history. These shores have been highly valued for hundreds of years and insights into the past have helped shaped the region today.

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Te Puna Quarry Park

Tauranga

Te Puna Quarry Park began in 1997 when volunteers started work developing the park from a disused quarry into a world class park. Now, there is something for everyone, to enjoy: picnic lawns, panoramic views, sculptures, bush walks, butterfly house, function centre, specialised gardens, and more.

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Athenree Homestead Trust

Athenree

Athenree Homestead plays an important part in reflecting the early history of Ulster settlement in Katikati and Athenree where Hugh and Adela Stewart were the first settlers developing their farm…

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Moanarua Beach Cottage

Ohope

Miria and Taroi of Moanarua Beach Cottage offer you a romantic hideaway nestled between the ocean and the harbour in sunny Ohope Beach. A unique Maori cultural homestay experience.

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Tauranga Art Gallery

Tauranga

Since opening in 2007, Tauranga Art Gallery has consistently delivered high quality exhibitions within its contemporary gallery space located in the heart of Tauranga.

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The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga

Tauranga

The Elms, one of the oldest heritage sites in New Zealand, is an essential stop for all visitors to Tauranga.

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NATIVConnectioNZ

Whakatane

Don't be fooled by imitations - this is your chance to learn how to prepare, lay and eat an authentic earth cooked Maori hangi.

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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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Know Mataatua Cultural Immersion Experience

Tauranga

AN UNFORGETTABLE ENCOUNTER WITH A STORY, A HOUSE AND A PEOPLE. WHERE CAPTIVATING INDIGENOUS STORY TELLERS AND WORLD CLASS DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY COMBINE TO LEAVE A WARM AND LASTING IMPRESSION OF THIS…

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Rotorua Geysers and Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Rotorua

After traveling thousands of kilometres to visit New Zealand you cannot miss this opportunity to see this amazing combination tour of two world-famous attractions that are only available in New Zealand. You may not come back this way again! What you will see on your tour … erupting geysers – boiling mud – hot springs – a steaming volcanic landscape – Maori Village and a two-hour tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set all in one day.

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From Tauranga ... Whaka Living Maori Village … Rotorua 6 hrs

Rotorua

The perfect cruise ship shore excursion. Experience this steaming volcanic landscape where the Tuhourangi / Ngati Wahiao tribe have lived for over 200 years. Image a living Maori village where the villagers have their homes set amongst erupting geysers, boiling mud. They use the natural geothermal resources to cook, bathe and heat their homes.

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Wai-O-Tapu and Whaka Living Maori Village 6.5 hrs

Rotorua

Visit the surreal steaming geothermal wonderland - Wai-o-Tapu and experience an authentic living Maori village - the Whaka Living Maori Village on this 6.5 hour tour to Rotorua.

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Te Puia Geothermal Wonderland

Rotorua

Explore Rotorua the heartland of New Zealand’s geothermal activity and traditional Maori culture.

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