low impact travelling
around the Bay

The Coastal Bay of Plenty is a large region, with cities, forests, small towns and 125 kilometres of coastline to explore. There are lots of ways to get yourself from A to B – check out some of the options below.

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Experience the Bay on two wheels

The Coastal Bay of Plenty is a dream for cyclists with something for every skill level, ranging from an easy family cruise to adrenalin-fuelled mountain biking across spectacular terrain. There is also a range of guided bike tours with local experts; whether it's a Tauranga harbour cycle, a harbour cruise and e-bike tour around lovely Omokoroa, or a guided cycle of one of New Zealand's great rides, the Motu Trails, there's something to make you want to get on your bike!

Guided bike tours:

Day Trippers – choose from 2-3 hour, half and full-day rides.
Motu Trails – if you're wanting to do one of New Zealand's great rides, get in touch with Mighty Motu.
Te Ara Tourism – harbour cruise and guided tour around Omokoroa.


Bike hire:

Day Trippers (Tauranga)
Flux (Tauranga)
Urban Family Bike Hire (Mount Maunganui)
Full Cycle Bikes (Whakatāne) 13-15 Commerce Street, Ph: 07 3080505


Motu Trails, Harbour Hoorah, e-bike hire and more!


Going by bus is a great option for getting around the Bay. In Tauranga, Mount Maunganui, Pāpāmoa and Whakatāne, the service is Baybus. Check out their website or drop into the Tauranga i-SITE at 103 The Strand for help with booking.

Electric Vehicle charging stations

Bayfair Shopping Centre: On the corner of Maunganui Road and Girven Road in Mount Maunganui is Bayfair Shopping Centre. You'll find charging stations in the undercover parking at the entrance to the mall, and outside the Amazon store at the back of the mall.

The Strand (southern end), Tauranga: Two AC chargers. This site is New Zealand’s first dedicated solar-fed electric vehicle charge site and is free to use (currently funded by Trustpower) – bring your own cable.

Tauranga Crossing Shopping Centre, The Lakes: Four free AC chargers located outside Look Sharp.

Waihī Beach Top 10 Holiday Resort: Powered sites with EV Charger are available at this popular camping ground.

Kubat Taxis

Established in 2016, Kubat offers a full hybrid fleet of taxis. The service currently operates in Tauranga, but is looking to expand to Whakatāne by the end of 2020.

To book, call them on 0800 69 8294.