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Tracks & Trails

When you’re visiting the sunniest region in New Zealand there’s plenty of motivation to put on your walking shoes and get outdoors. Choose from a wide range of tracks suitable for various fitness levels.

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Kaiate Falls

Papamoa

Walk through the forest to Kaiate Falls, where water tumbles down a ravine in a series of cascades. The swimming hole is located at the base of the lower falls.

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Leisure Island (Moturiki)

Mt Maunganui

This small island sits just off Mount Maunganui’s Main Beach. In the past it’s been a Maori pa, a quarry, a marine aquarium and a tourist attraction called Leisure Island. Now it’s a protected reserve and a great place to enjoy a walk.

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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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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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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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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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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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Papamoa Hills

Papamoa

The Papamoa Hills Regional Park is a hiker’s paradise. Explore the park’s cultural heritage and walk around former pa sites, or challenge yourself to reach the 224m-high summit and enjoy breathtaking views.

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Summerhill Trails

Tauranga

Summerhill Trails is for mountain bikers and walkers. Share our space, fresh air, peaceful environment & spectacular views.

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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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The Trig Walk

Waihi Beach

With excellent parking and a well formed track this is a must-do during your visit to Waihi Beach.

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​Anzac Bay (top carpark) to Te Ho pa site or Cave Bay

Waihi Beach

Anzac Bay (top carpark) to Te Ho pa site or Cave Bay – 45 minutes return

From the top carpark you can walk up to the site of Te Ho pa site for spectacular views over the Waihi Beach area or…

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Anzac Bay to Shelly Bay

Waihi Beach

At the northern end of Anzac Bay a wide grassy track leads westward up to an area where several tracks meet. Straight ahead leads to Shelly Bay, a stunning sheltered and safe swimming spot. A left…

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Homunga Bay

Waihi Beach

Homunga Bay is notable for dense pohutukawa forest, beauty and seclusion.

It can be reached by a track from the northern end of Orokawa Bay. This track is well-developed and maintained…

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Athenree Wetland Loop Walk

Athenree

The award winning Athenree Saltmarsh Wetlands project is providing a habitat for indigenous plants and animals and is regionally significant as it plays host to some of the largest populations of…

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ElectrifyNZ

Tauranga

Welcome to the only e-bike specialist in New Zealand. E-bikes are fantastic enjoyable way to enjoy the Bay of Plenty, we have e-bikes to suit all ages, stages and types of terrain.

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Kohi Point Walkway - Whakatane to Ohope

Whakatane

Nga Tapuwae o Toi, or the "Footprints of Toi", is a walkway which captures the essence of the Whakatāne District. It includes pa sites of major historic significance, superb native forest, spectacular pohutukawa stands, unsurpassed coastal views, seabird colonies, forest birds in abundance, plantation forest and rural vistas.

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Burr-wood Country Gardens

Katikati

Burr-wood is set in a 21/2 acre well known garden and surrounded by native bush in the beautiful Kaimai Ranges in the Bay of Plenty. We overlook a panorama of land, sea,harbour and islands from top of Waihi beach to Eastcape.

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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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Poweride

Papamoa

PoweRide is the easy way to see the Mount and Tauranga without the hassle of the parking. The electric bikes do the work for you so see the sites effortlessly. All safety equipment is supplied and…

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Fountain Gardens

Tauranga

This spectacular wedding and events venue is set within three acres of stunning native New Zealand flora with a touch of the traditional.

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Virtually on Track

Papamoa

Discover, explore and connect with the new and exciting Virtually on Track project.

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Maddix Bike Park

Tauranga

Hidden away in a picturesque native bush setting only 15km from central Tauranga on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island is one of the Bay of Plenty’s best kept dirt bike secrets.​

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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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William Wright Falls

Waihi Beach

The bush track to the William Wright Falls experienced significant damage in 2013 and is now classed as a ‘tramping path’, with signage. Located approximately 1.5kms into the bush, the falls…

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