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The Bay of Plenty’s scenic location and natural resources provide an ideal place to test your adventurous spirit. Explore the great outdoors and choose from lots of fun and exhilarating activities.

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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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Waimarino Adventure Park

Tauranga

Bring your family, swimsuits, barbecue supplies or picnic and make a day of it with our Supreme adventure park pass options, or if you’re short on time, come down and rent a kayak by the hour.

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Experience Comvita

Tauranga

A unique NZ story. Share Nature - Share Life

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Hibiscus Surf School

Mt Maunganui

Hibiscus Surf School began in the spring of 2004 and continues to provide quality surf instruction to all levels of surfers, from beginner to advanced.

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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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Aerius Helicopters Hobbiton Movie Set

Tauranga

Fly to the Hobbiton Movie Set where you will be guided through the 1,250 acre working sheep and cattle farm to the site used in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies.

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O'Neill Surf Academy NZ

Mt Maunganui

​O’Neill Surf Academy NZ is a respected surf company operating across Northland, Matakana Coasts, Orewa & Mount Maunganui. We promote surf lessons, surf tours, school & holiday camps, corporate team building, family surf days, beach education, surf culture and adventure.

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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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Motu Trails

Opotiki

For a wide range of cycling, walking and running — Motu Trails offers a stunning outdoors experience. Motu Trails is one of the Great Rides on The New Zealand Cycle Trail, starting from Opotiki…

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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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Aerius Helicopters Whangamata and Waihi Goldmine Scenic Flight

Tauranga

Fly past the iconic Mount Maunganui as we head along the coast to the isolated Coromandel town of Whangamata. You will see the wind swept beach of Matakana Island along with the vast inner Tauranga harbour.

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Aerius Helicopters Tarawera and Rotorua Lakes Scenic Flight

Tauranga

Enjoy the views of the Tauranga region before heading over vast expanses of flourishing native and pine forests to the many and varied geothermal areas of the Rotorua.

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"Glass-sperience"

Tauranga

"Glass-sperience" is an entertaining and interesting "How It's Made' tour which showcases three of the many techniques that are used in a Kilnforming and Flameworking glass studio.

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Aerius Helicopters White Island Scenic Flight

Tauranga

White Island is an active volcano in the middle of the sea. Located 52 kilometres off the Bay of Plenty coastline, White Island is a link in a chain of volcanoes called the Pacific Ring of Fire.

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Aerius Helicopters White Island Volcano Tour

Tauranga

Once in a lifetime opportunity to land and walk in the crater of New Zealand's most active volcano Words cannot express the experience that is walking on the active crater floor of White Island. The unique lunar landscape is an integral part of the Pacific ring of fire.

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TECT All Terrain Park

Te Puke

Imagine a giant outdoor adventure park where you can create your own dream playground...

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Escape Rooms

Tauranga

We are the only up to 90 min Escape Game in NZ.

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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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V8 Trike Tours

Mt Maunganui

When you visit Tauranga/Mount Maunganui V8 Trike Tours have tours available around the beautiful Bay of Plenty ranging from 25 minutes - 3+ hours. Tours available all day.

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BayStation Electric Drift Trikes

Tauranga

BayStation is home to the only Electric Drift Trikes in the Bay of Plenty. Become a pro drifter on our purpose built indoor drift track, where you no longer need to worry about the weather.

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BayStation Blokart Sailing

Tauranga

A Blokart is a small three-wheeled kart that is easy to manoeuvre, and a whole heap of fun. Despite being referred to as 'land yachts' no sailing experience is required, meaning everyone can have a go.

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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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Avantiplus Koops Cycles

Tauranga

We are a local bike shop that offers both bicycle hire & sales. We have full size range of bikes suitable for all types of riding. All bikes are supplied with helmets and locks Hiring a bike is the…

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Waihi Beach

Waihi Beach

Waihi Beach sums up everything we love about our Bay of Plenty coastline – unspoilt white sand, safe swimming, good surf, fishing and plenty of room for everyone.

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LoadedNZ

Tauranga

Been looking for fun things to do in Tauranga? Look no further than Loaded NZ!

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Kiwi Jet Boat Tours

Whakatane

Depart from the Matahina Dam to experience, ignibrite cliffs, willow lined farmland, white water rapids, a scenic weeping gorge arriving at the Aniwhenua Falls. This is a real jet boating experience!

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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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Game On Activities

Tauranga

Having a birthday party or desperately wanting to do something different? Come & experience our new Paintball Target Shooting Golf Course.

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Discovery Surf School

Mt Maunganui

Discovery Surf School provides surfing lessons of the highest quality for all ages and abilities in a fun and safe environment.

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Equine Sporting Clays

Te Puke

Enjoy the thrills and challenges of clay bird shooting at SKB Sporting Field. Our clay targets simulate the habits of wild game pheasant, rabbit, duck and more.

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Fish and Dips Charters

Tauranga

Our specialty is soft bait fishing; we will show you how it's done, rods, reels and ice to keep you catch fresh are provided.

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Katikati Bird Gardens

Tauranga

These beautiful and tranquil gardens are on the edge of the inner Tauranga harbour. Water-lilly ponds, mature trees, flower gardens and natural wetlands the gardens are a delight year round. And with many varieties of birds wandering free and in aviaries this special corner of New Zealand is truely unique.

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Kewpie Harbour Cruises

Tauranga

Experience the Beautiful Tauranga Harbour in a beautifully restored 52ft solid kauri classic ferry boat with Kewpie Scheduled One hour scenic Harbour Cruises.

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Salt Spray Surf School

Ohope

Learning to surf the waves is truly an exhilarating experience and there is no better place to learn then the white sands of Ohope Beach.

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Orokawa Bay Walk

Waihi Beach

This popular walk starts at the northern end of Waihi Beach. Wind around the coastal headlands to reach Orokawa Bay and enjoy a picnic on the beach in the shade of giant pohutukawa trees. Allow 45 minutes each way.

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Seatrek Charters

Tauranga

Seatrek is a Tauranga based marine charter company offering the opportunity to experience a wide variety of marine activities.

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Rocktopia

Mt Maunganui

Rocktopia is now open at 9 Triton Ave, Mount Maunganui 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

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Baywave TECT Aquatic & Leisure Centre

Tauranga

Baywave is one of the Bay of Plentys top regional attractions, drawing in over 230,000 visitors every year!

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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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Mount Maunganui Surf Academy

Mt Maunganui

At Mount Maunganui Surf Academy we teach surfing and surfing only. This means we can concentrate on teaching to the best level possible and guarantee you will find the whole experience a life…

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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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Tauranga Aero Club

Mt Maunganui

Flying Club offering aviation minded folks social and participation involvement in their chosen hobby.

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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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