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There are some things you just can’t miss. Discover which activities and attractions our visitors recommend time and time again, and experience them for yourself. Don’t forget to take your camera with you.

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Mount Hot Pools

Tauranga

Nestled under Mount Maunganui, the Mount Hot Pools are the perfect place to sit, relax and enjoy the views of the Mount.

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White Island Tours

Whakatane

Join the crew from White Island Tours for a 4-5.5 hour adventure to explore New Zealand's only active marine volcano – Whakaari/White Island.

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Mt Maunganui (Mauao) Summit Walk

Mt Maunganui

Venture to the top of our most famous landmark. This walk takes about 40 minutes and requires a good level of fitness. Choose from two scenic tracks to reach the 232m-high summit. The view at the top is worth the effort.

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Mt Maunganui (Mauao) Base Track Walk

Mt Maunganui

Mauao is an iconic landmark and traversing its 3.4km base track is New Zealand’s single most popular walk. Allow 45 minutes and plenty of time to enjoy the crashing ocean waves and views across to Tauranga and Matakana Island.

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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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Skydive Tauranga

Tauranga

Enjoy breathtaking views expanding all the way from White Island to the Coromandel and Mount Ruapehu with a 20 minute scenic flight. And if that wasn’t enough to take your breath away, freefalling back towards Tauranga at 200km/h might help!

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Whale Island Kayaking

Whakatane

sail to Whale Island (Moutohora), a wildlife management reserve. Enjoy magical kayaking with sea caves, seal encounters and a visit the hot water beach. Hear the stories behind the regeneration of this beautiful island, home to a population of kiwi and the legendary tuatara.

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