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Bay of Plenty New Zealand


Bay of Plenty New Zealand
With its mild and sunny climate, you will enjoy the popular beaches of New Zealand in the Bay of Plenty. This coastal strip of New Zealand enjoys a temperate climate where unspoilt rainforests and sub-tropical farmlands thrive. Tauranga, the main city, boasts the biggest harbour in the country for exportation. Mount Manganui beaches are well-known for surfing, and the region as a whole is popular for a wide range of outdoor adventure sports.
Travel guides for Bay of Plenty: bayofplentynz.com, tauranga.co.nz
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What to do in Bay of Plenty

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Become partners with marine life    1 KM Opotiki
The value of reefs in our oceans ecosystem are well documented. It is now possible for you to be able to give back to the sea in personal ways just by using your computer from anywhere in the world or by attending our educational workshops. Our waterside accommodation at The Wharf Hub is great too.
FREE Marine Life Tour    0.8 KM Opotiki
We promote becoming as true partners with nature. What does this means? How can you get involved? Scroll through our free pictorial on line 'marine life tour' to get a taste of what partnership could look like. From our other web sites you can even build personalized reef modules. Or come and stay at our waterfront accommodation 'The Wharf Hub' for a real experience.
The Junction - Every Reason to Visit    Paengaroa
The Junction has 25 different Tourist related businesses and is a fantastic place to spend a few days whilst on vacation in New Zealand. Accommodation, adventure activities, farm parks, and delightful café's. Very close to the legendary white sand beaches of the Bay of Plenty yet central to the 3 main city centres. Fun for all the family so do come and enjoy some genuine kiwi hospitality.
Swim with wild Dolphins    2.2 KM Tauranga
We use a large high speed launch, operating from the Tauranga Bridge Marina Facility. The trip is three to four hours long, leaving in the morning. Hot and cold drinks and complimentary continental breakfast available on board. Wet suits, masks, snorkels and fins are supplied. Many different species of mammals, whales, fish, and birds are regularly seen. The qualified guides give a full commenta
Aerius Helicopters    3.6 KM Tauranga
The Tauranga and Rotorua region offers some of New Zealand's most spectacular scenery. Deep blue lakes surrounded by volcanic and geothermal backdrops, to long sandy beaches disappearing into the Pacific Ocean. Our scenic flights range from short local flights, providing a great view and the thrill of a helicopter flight to longer scenic flights that include White Island, Mount Tarawera and the Rotorua lakes.
Elements Watersports    2.8 KM Tauranga
Looking to learn to Sail or Windsurf or would you like to Rent some Windsurf Kit or a sailing Dinghy? We have the very best equipment, professionally trained staff, and the perfect location. Learn to Sail a Dinghy, get hooked on Windsurfing, learn the art of Paddleboarding, introduce your child to Watersports or gain watersports Instructor Training.
Sunfish Charters    2.1 KM Tauranga
As Tauranga's Premier Charter boat company, Sunfish Charters offer a personalized service and exceptional value to our customers. Our modern offshore charter boat is designed and rigged for serious game and sports fishing and is available for private charter for fishing, diving, sightseeing and corporate events.
Private guided tours to Rotorua    8.7 KM Tauranga
Let us show you around Rotorua's famous geothermal area including geysers, boiling mud pools and much more. On the way explore native rain forest and learn about Maori legends.
Accessible New Zealand Tours    2.4 KM Tauranga
Our tours are specialized for disabled travelers or those who may just need a helping hand along the way. We have tours for young and old and can work with you to provide a tour to suit you and your group. We are about showing you the unimaginable, taking you to the unreachable and giving you experiences you never thought possible.
Blokart recreation park    13 KM Tauranga
The home of blokart land sailing. Experience the thrill of harnessing the power of the wind on our purpose built blokart track. Also try our electric drift kart. bookings essential
Maori village evening and hangi dinner    11.5 KM Waiotapu
The Tamaki Maori village evening combines traditional Maori cultural performances with cooked hangi dinner. The tour starts with the travel through the ancient tawa forest to learn Maori customs before entering the village. Before and during the three course hangi dinner cooked in the ground, Maori performances cover traditional ceremonies, dancing, singing and storytelling. The tribal marketplace allows to discover arts, crafts and weaponry and tattooing methods.
White Island6.7 KM Whakatane
Live this unique experience! Vulcan offers you a visit of White Island, and its continuously active volcano, by helicopter.

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Current and upcoming events in Bay of Plenty

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    13.1 KM Tauranga
Park as near to the Beached on Blue café as you can. Explore the harbour’s edge by bike. 12-15 kms, 1.5 hours. Suitable for intermediate riders. A few short, steepish climbs. Fitness level: Low to moderate What to bring: Mountain or ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Omokoroa Boat Club, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 13.1 KM from Tauranga
    5.3 KM Tauranga
Finals night for the New Zealand Stock Car Championship. 36 cars of the 180 entries have made it to the finals competed over 3 heats - who will win. Also the best of the rest will race for the consolation money. Gates open at 5.00pm and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Trustpower Baypark Speedway, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.3 KM from Tauranga
    5.3 KM Tauranga
After a successful debut year in 2018, Roots rockers Lost Tribe Aotearoa are ready to take 2019 by storm. This will be their first show in the Mount, so it is going to be a big one. Online pre-sales- $15 Door Sales- $20
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Totara St, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.3 KM from Tauranga
    2.2 KM Tauranga
Join Mr. Bubbles with his extraordinary soap bubbles in all shapes and sizes. Enjoy bouncy bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, smoke bubbles, square bubbles, giant bubbles and even fire bubble. Interactive and suitable for all ages, The Bubble Show is a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: 16th Avenue Theatre, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.2 KM from Tauranga
    4.6 KM Tauranga
The Ashton Family Circus bring grassroots entertainment for everyone to enjoy, free, at The Extravaganza Fair. Comprised of a wannabe strong man, a pole-dancer extraordinaire, a princess aerialists and 5-year old twin tigers. This show is ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Soper Reserve, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4.6 KM from Tauranga
    4.6 KM Tauranga
Roll up. Roll up. Roll up! Welcome to Season 4 of New Zealand's largest and newest travelling event! The Extravaganza Fair! The Extravaganza Fair is a family affair, it is a free entry, fun day out with something for everyone. We're bringing to NZ ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Soper Reserve, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4.6 KM from Tauranga
    5.3 KM Tauranga
A family activity for all ages, come on your own or bring a friend just turn up wearing light flat shoes. For fun fitness & friendship, beginners start 13 February 6.30pm to 8.00pm first night free, 3 dollars per night there after, experience ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mount Senior Citizens Club, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.3 KM from Tauranga
    5 KM Tauranga
The Offical Waikato/BOP Regional Qualifier for Hip Hop International NZ Nationals 2019 Date: Saturday 23rd February 2019 Doors Open: 5.15pm Finals Start: 6.00pm Approx Finish: 9.00pm Adults (18yrs+) $15.00 plus Booking Fee Students ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Bethlehem Baptist Church, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5 KM from Tauranga
10.6 KM Tauranga
Don't miss out The Eagles Tribute Show, regularly selling out venues across the country, and thanks to the Papamoa Beach Tavern - you can see us for $5 charity ticket. Enjoy all the Eagles' main hits with vocal harmonies and guitar parts just as the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Papamoa Beach Tavern, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 10.6 KM from Tauranga
    0.6 KM Tauranga
Our Crop Swap Tauranga City happens on the fourth Sunday of each month from 9am - 10am. Feel free to bring a little of what you might have in your garden to share. Home produce such as seeds, seedlings, fruit, chutneys, jams, baking, even home ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Our Place, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Tauranga
    6.1 KM Tauranga
The Generation Homes Women's Triathlon is an entry level women’s only event that encourages participation of women from 11 up of any fitness and ability. Participant can enter as individuals, 2 or 3 person teams with a special Mother/Daughter ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Pilot Bay, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 6.1 KM from Tauranga
    0.7 KM Tauranga
Break the routine of your work day by meeting with like minded people. Engage and sweat as I take you through a 45-minute class in the shade under the beautiful trees at the wharepai domain. Bring your own matt or towel and get ready to work!
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wharepai Domain, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Tauranga
    10.6 KM Tauranga
Join Kirsten from Infuse every Friday at the Beautiful Dune Garden, Papamoa to come and experience doTERRA Essential oils and learn some super natural and effective ways to support your health emotionally, physically and spiritually to live a happy, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dune Cafe, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 10.6 KM from Tauranga
    12.8 KM Tauranga
The Omokoroa Sports and Recreation Society was established in 1995 to promote, foster and maintain a Society for the promotion and encouragement of amateur sport, recreation, art, cultural and leisure activities in the district. The Society is ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Western Ave Reserve, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 12.8 KM from Tauranga
    5.5 KM Tauranga
The Mount Farmers Market is held every Sunday from 9am to 1pm in Phoenix Park/ Te Papa O Nga Manu Porotakataka, Downtown the Mount. A diverse range of local artisans and purveyors present some of the finest fresh produce, breads, pastries, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Coronation Park, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.5 KM from Tauranga
    5.7 KM Tauranga
First class free for new people! $15 Per person per class. $20 for 2 People per class. Lets embrace the beautiful weather and get outside in nature for some yoga and oils! Beginners and everyone welcome! Kirsten will take you through ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Moa Park, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.7 KM from Tauranga
    6.4 KM Opotiki
With the beautiful Waiotahe beach-side location and the relaxed East Coast vibe, this 3-day adults only festival is set to be one of the most sought-after events on the Jazz and Blues calendar, and like no other music festival in the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Island View Holiday Park, Opotiki, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 6.4 KM from Opotiki
    5.2 KM Tauranga
Attend Kate Mead’s longest-running and most popular workshop to become inspired and entertained about ways you can minimize waste in your home whilst babies are around! What else? You will receive a free pack full of waste minimization products, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Bethlehem Birthing Centre, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.2 KM from Tauranga
    0.6 KM Tauranga
We’re excited to bring you the 11th annual NZ House & Garden House Tours, returning in 2019 to Tauranga. Gather your friends for a day of fun and discovery and step inside the pages of your favourite magazine and experience some of the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Tauranga
    5.5 KM Tauranga
Live music – irresistible dinners – luscious dessert – tempting snacks – healthy, fresh, home-made fare… all in the idyllic location of Coronation Park, with the Mount as a backdrop. …bring a picnic blanket and get together – every ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Coronation Park, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.5 KM from Tauranga
    0.5 KM Tauranga
Sol3 Mio fans rejoice! New Zealand’s favourite musical trio are home for the holidays and are delighted to announce a very special concert tour across the North Island this March. This will be Sol3 Mio in their most intimate and purest form - ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Tauranga
    5.8 KM Tauranga
Get your tickets to come along to Tauranga City Councils 2-hour interactive workshop to learn the art of worm farming. Take home your own worm farm bin, worms, lime and compost so you can get started straight away. The workshop is subsidised by ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauranga Racecourse, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.8 KM from Tauranga
    0.6 KM Tauranga
This exhibition showcases the work of renowned weaver and one of our living treasures Matekino Lawless QSM (Tainui), who celebrated her 90th birthday in February 2018. The Rotoiti based weaver has spent much of her career assisting with the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Tauranga
    5.4 KM Tauranga
With Regan Perry & Iyahmon featuring Katz Mahi (Whakatane, Tigerhour, Tamoko Artist) playing Original Aotearoa Roots Reggae vibes. 2nd Wednesday of every Month!
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mount Social Club, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.4 KM from Tauranga
    3.6 KM Tauranga
The Beat Girls are back following the success of last years event. Join the Rotary Club of Otumoetai for a dancing, swinging great night out raising money for our youth programmes. The theme this year is all about the end of World War 2 'V' day, so ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Classic Flyers Conference and Function Centre, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.6 KM from Tauranga
    0.6 KM Tauranga
Tauranga is set to celebrate another New Zealand first as the City prepares to host the Biggest Food Rescue Festival in the country. A celebration of rescued food and our community, there will be competitive cook-offs between 6 rival teams, food ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Our Place, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Tauranga
    10.6 KM Tauranga
Dinner In The Domain is a weekly food market with a difference. Providing you with a selection of only the best food trucks as well as a licensed area so you can wash it all down with a nice glass of locally brewed beer. Make sure you head down ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Papamoa Beach Domain, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 10.6 KM from Tauranga
    3.1 KM Tauranga
The Star of Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational NEW live show Earth, Life & Beyond. Sue’s abilities have been seen on TVNZ’s ‘Sensing Murder’, the ‘Good Morning’ show and 20/20. Her incredible gift helps to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauranga Yacht & Power Boat Club, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.1 KM from Tauranga
    0.7 KM Tauranga
Waylon McPherson is a solo acoustic guitarist and singer. Playing popular music and hits from an array of bands, Waylon covers a huge variety of classics, through to modern favourites from artists such as U2, Elvis, The Beatles, Kings of Leon and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Phoenix, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Tauranga
    2.4 KM Tauranga
'Gincredible' is a brand new event on the scene for Tauranga. This festival is a boutique celebration of food, entertainment and Craft Gin - distilled from a small number of artisan producers. The event will showcase local food and beverage ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Historic Village, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.4 KM from Tauranga
    0.5 KM Tauranga
Manfred Mann, aka The Manfreds – they even wrote a hit about it “5-4-3-2-1 it’s The Manfred’s” – were one of the hugely successful British Invasion groups of the 1960’s. Their R&B based pop style with an undercurrent of jazz proved to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Tauranga
    5.5 KM Tauranga
A limited number of earlybird tickets are available until Christmas Eve. For the very first time in New Zealand, Nashville Live is set to transport country music fans right into the heart of downtown Nashville, celebrating the atmosphere and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Trustpower Baypark Arena, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.5 KM from Tauranga
1.7 KM Tauranga
Tauranga's only true Farmers Market held every Saturday come rain, hail or shine. Come meet the local producers. The freshest of produce including Certified organic, tastiest of baking, healthiest of foods with a dash of flowers and plants. Great ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauranga Farmers Market, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 1.7 KM from Tauranga
    5.5 KM Tauranga
Babies 6 months to ~1 year (until walking) Class Wednesday 1030 am or Thursday 0930 am Toddlers 1 -2 years (From walking until jumping) Class Wednesday 0930 am or Thursday 1030 am Loaded with fun and laughter, our classes run by ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Shed 1, Trustpower Baypark, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.5 KM from Tauranga
    5.5 KM Tauranga
The NZ Tattoo & Art Extravaganza is back bigger than ever with more artists, multiple stages, and more entertainment, with a massive line up of international and national artists coming together to create amazing cultural and contemporary art pieces. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Trustpower Baypark Arena, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.5 KM from Tauranga
    8.5 KM Paengaroa
Te Puke Community Market returns for it's fourth season.Open market for everything from produce to art and craft and including bric-a-brac and plants. We provide a platform for our community groups to fundraise and raise awareness of their ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Jubilee Park, Te Puke, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 8.5 KM from Paengaroa
    0.5 KM Tauranga
One of the world’s best-loved musicals, Cats, will embark on its most extensive tour of New Zealand ever in 2019. This new production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber masterpiece will visit 16 cities nationwide in April and May. As of 2018, Cats ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Tauranga
    5.4 KM Tauranga
Live jazz jam hosted by Tauranga Jazz Society. Book a table for dinner and listen to some amazing jazz tunes.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mount Social Club, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.4 KM from Tauranga
    12.3 KM Tauranga
The Affordable Art & Artisan Fair at the Black Sheep Bar & Grill Whakamarama is held on the last Sunday of every month (except December - date to be advised). The Fair exhibits and sells original, local, quality art, art craft and artisan products. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Black Sheep Bar & Grill, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 12.3 KM from Tauranga
    1.7 KM Tauranga
Crossroads are an experienced classic rock-pop covers duo, with Jeff Stewart on electric guitar/vocs and Mike Lynch on keyboard/vocs. Got a favourite dance song? This duo should have it in their repertoire! Top quality backings are selected ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauranga Citizens Club, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 1.7 KM from Tauranga

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Camping and overnight campervan parking in Bay of Plenty

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Masonic Hotel Opotiki    0.4 KM Opotiki
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Opotiki Holiday Park    0.6 KM Opotiki
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Mt Maunganui Holiday Park    6.1 KM Tauranga
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Tirohanga 743-841 State Highway 3    6.2 KM Opotiki
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Maketu Hilltop Holiday Park    7.5 KM Paengaroa
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Omokoroa Domain    11.6 KM Tauranga
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water   Free
 
Mclarens Falls Camp Ground    16.9 KM Tauranga
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Power   (Fees Apply)
 
Matata Lagoon    21.3 KM Whakatane
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   (Fees Apply)
 
Pikowai Campground    22.7 KM Paengaroa
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   (Fees Apply)
 
Cape Runaway Beach Road    26.3 KM Hicks Bay
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water   Free
 
Motu Bridge And Falls Free Camp Spot    34.1 KM Opotiki
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water   Free
 
Omaio Hoani Waititi Reserve Land    36.6 KM Opotiki
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Te Kaha At The Haparapara River    40.6 KM Opotiki
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   Free
 
Matawai Hotel Matawai    44.5 KM Opotiki
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   (Fees Apply)
Manganuku Campsite Waioeka River Gorge    44.6 KM Opotiki
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
Te Kaha Holiday Park    46.8 KM Opotiki
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   (Fees Apply)
 
Maungaroa Kereu River    49.9 KM Opotiki
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 

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