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Tauranga and Mount Maunganui are at the heart of the Bay of Plenty, and the area is particularly busy during summer when visitors flock to the beautiful beaches in the area.

Around Tauranga are hectares of orchards and gardens producing everything from kiwifruit and citrus fruit to avocados. Add to this bounty the local wines and the plentiful fresh seafood and this is definitely a place where your clients will dine well, straight off the vine or in a restaurant that cooks using local produce.

Mount Maunganui, a short distance from Tauranga, has spectacular beaches that are a magnet for surfers all year round. And clients won't be able to pass up the chance to walk on an active volcano on White Island, a quick helicopter ride from Whakatane. It’s that same geothermal activity that provides the hot pools and spas that you'll find in many places around this region.

The Best of Bay of Plenty

  • White Island – Clients can take a helicopter or boat to see New Zealand’s most active but safe volcano, taking in the crater lake, an abandoned sulphur mine and gas vents.
  • Kiwi360 Kiwifruit tours – The ultimate kiwifruit experience, clients can tour the orchards on a KiwiKart vehicle.
  • Comvita – Visit Comvita, the manufacturers of New Zealand’s famous Manuka honey health and beauty products.
  • Blokarting – A mix of land sailing and electric drift karting, the whole family can experience the thrill on purpose built tracks.

Further Information

Videos on the Region and other New Zealand Regions
Bay of Plenty Regional Tourism Organisation (Bay of Plenty Tourism)
Find an i-SITES Visitor Information Centre
www.newzealand.com (Bay of Plenty)

Climate & Weather:

December

Summer

AVG High

23 °C / 73.4 °F

AVG Low

14 °C / 57.2 °F

June

Winter

AVG High

15 °C/ 59 °F

AVG Low

6 °C / 42.8 °F

Attractions Bay of Plenty

  • Surfing

    Surfing

    Mount Maunganui, a coastal resort town known as New Zealand's 'Surf City', is a 15-minute drive from Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty.

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  • Boat cruises

    Boat cruises

    The Bay of Plenty is known for its beautiful coastline and marine life. Take a boat cruise and get out on the water to experience the magic for yourself.

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  • Dolphins

    Dolphins

    Sunny Bay of Plenty is the perfect place to see or swim with dolphins. During the summer months, both bottle nose and common dolphins live in these waters.

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  • Volcanic & geothermal

    Volcanic & geothermal

    The Bay of Plenty is home to New Zealand's only active marine volcano, White Island.

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