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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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    5.8 KM Tauranga
Join us for one of the biggest racedays on the calendar, as we celebrate the fruit that makes the region famous! Enjoy a full day of thoroughbred racing action, featuring the Orora Kiwi Packaging Kiwifruit Cup, Listed Seeka Tauranga Classic and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauranga Racecourse, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.8 KM from Tauranga
    0.5 KM Tauranga
Comedy. Thrills. Chaos. Delight. Meet the most delightfully evil man alive, Mr Hyde. A man so evil he punches the cleaning lady, drop-kicks a precious kereru and yells ‘shark’ at the beach. This bonkers rendition of Robert Louis Stevenson’s ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Tauranga
    16.7 KM Tauranga
A ‘boutique’ market featuring local Chef Kendall Grant, a good variety of Arts and Crafts showcasing the talented artists and crafters living in our community along with fresh produce and other goodies! A great way to spend a Sunday morning, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Oropi Memorial Hall, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 16.7 KM from Tauranga
8.7 KM Paengaroa
This Annual Book Fair is the major fundraiser for the year with proceeds going to the local community. The local Memorial Hall (Jellicoe St) is always a buzz of activity with folks looking for a bargain or their reading for the year! We have ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Puke Memorial Hall, Te Puke, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 8.7 KM from Paengaroa
    2.4 KM Tauranga
Join designer Juliet Ramson of brand Found Jewellery as she teaches you the basics of creating a master wax pendant to be cast in sterling silver. The “Make A Pendant” Workshop is a two part workshop. Session one is wax carving & session two ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Incubator, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.4 KM from Tauranga
    5.5 KM Tauranga
At last, the Pet & Animal Expo comes to the Bay of Plenty in 2018, for the first time! An exhibition of the best products, services, and entertainment for all those who love pets and animals. The Pet & Animal Expo is the happiest show of all ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: ASB Arena at Baypark, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.5 KM from Tauranga
    2.8 KM Tauranga
Be prepared for a cool but not cold ice skating experience. The Ice Skate Tour travels around New Zealand with state of the art, artificial ice rinks. They look like ice and have 97 percent same gliding capacity as natural ice. Surrounded by an ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauranga Intermediate School, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.8 KM from Tauranga
    5.2 KM Tauranga
The Palace Dance Studio presents the Royal Family, "Ignite the Crown" World Class dancers home from a world tour, coming to your city to perform for you. Get your tickets to come and watch, Bubblegum dance crew, sorority dance crew, Royal family ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Bethlehem College, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.2 KM from Tauranga
    4 KM Tauranga
The Palace Dance Studio presents the Royal Family, "Ignite the Crown" - WORKSHOP World Class dancers home from a world tour, coming to your city to dance with you. Book your spot and come dance with us. Just come along and have some fun learning ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rise Dance Studio, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4 KM from Tauranga
    12.1 KM Tauranga
An amazing night walk through the Papamoa Hills to Summerhill Farm to enjoy coffee and cake. The walk is approximately 5 kms (1hr) and has stunning views over Tauranga. Entrants are returned by minivan to their vehicles. All money raised ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Papamoa Hills Regional Park, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 12.1 KM from Tauranga
    5.3 KM Tauranga
Smokefreerockquest is New Zealand’s only nationwide, live, original music, youth event. Now in its 30th year, the series of over 40 events reaches audience numbers in excess of 10,000 every year. Founded in 1989 by music teachers Glenn Common ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Totara St, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.3 KM from Tauranga
    5.5 KM Tauranga
It's going to be the tastiest weekend in the Bay of Plenty! Now with wider aisles for your comfort, this two day event is a must-see event for foodies. With over 120 exhibitors from all around New Zealand, you're sure to find something new and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: ASB Arena at Baypark, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.5 KM from Tauranga
    2.4 KM Tauranga
Blithe Spirit is Noel Cowards brilliant smash hit supernatural comedy. Charles Condomine, whose first wife Elvira has been dead for seven years, has been reasonably happy with his second wife, Ruth. After he invites Madame Arcati, a local medium, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Detour Theatre, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.4 KM from Tauranga
    4.9 KM Tauranga
Join us for a night of decadence at a 1920’s great Gatsby-themed fundraising dinner. 1920 dress encouraged! - Delicious a la carte dinner with matching wine. - Live entertainment and guest speaker Sir Bob Parker. - Auction including Weekend ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mills Reef Winery, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4.9 KM from Tauranga
    1.5 KM Whakatane
Talofa Papa Whakatane Season. After a sell-out, award-winning season in the 2018 New Zealand Fringe Festival, Papa is going on tour and looking forward to seeing his Whakatane aiga at Theatre Whakatane's Gateway Drive Club rooms after a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Theatre Whakatane Inc, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 1.5 KM from Whakatane
    0.7 KM Tauranga
There is no excuse for hibernating this winter. Get up from the couch, grab your woolly hats and come together to celebrate midwinter at this year’s Winter Nights Winter Lights. Tauranga’s heart of the city will come to light at this year’s ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauranga Waterfront, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Tauranga
    0.5 KM Tauranga
Pink Floyd are easily one of the most recognisable and enduring bands of all time. While no longer a touring entity, the timeless music of Pink Floyd continues to be passed down from one generation to another. Floyd Live does what the name says, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Tauranga
    5.3 KM Tauranga
The Rock are proud to present The Feelers 25th Anniversary Tour. Twenty Five years ago James Reid and Hamish Gee formed one of our best-loved bands, The Feelers and started on a journey writing and recording some of the greatest songs ever written ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Totara St, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.3 KM from Tauranga
    5.3 KM Tauranga
Mount Maunganui set to host 'Wonders of the World' - the interactive exhibition made entirely from LEGO bricks! Ever dreamed of visiting the Empire State Building, Arc De Triomphe, Big Ben and other world-famous landmarks? Soon it will be ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Baypark Stadium, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.3 KM from Tauranga
    0.2 KM Tauranga
Enjoying being back for 2018,some really neat new stalls have joined us, Zee Market has a great range of stalls to see, a selection of crafts, artisan, food, plants and much, come along and enjoy the surroundings have a bite to eat and pick up ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Elizabeth St Community Hall, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Tauranga
    0.2 KM Tauranga
We are and Arts & Craft Market supporting many talented stall holders, we are also proud to be supporting Small Business, Handmade, Homemade and more, come along to check out our range of interesting Stalls and meet our market family. We have ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Elizabeth St Community Hall, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Tauranga
    0.6 KM Tauranga
Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world and it’s association with the cafe culture here in New Zealand has provided an industry within itself. From boutique roasters and coffee brand collaborations to barista competitions. Coffee has ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Our Place, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Tauranga
    0.6 KM Tauranga
Derek Jacombs & Warren Houston, two celebrated musical companeros, combine forces for a ramble through the backroads of Derek's original songs complete with rest stops at the Americana Cafe for refills of bluesy goodness. Derek Jacombs has written ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Croucher Basecamp, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Tauranga
    10.4 KM Tauranga
Waste Free Living Workshop - Tauranga Through this exciting seminar, you will be inspired, become motivated and take control of your household's impact on our future. What else? You get a free $100 goodie bag with each ticket, bursting with ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Papamoa Community Centre, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 10.4 KM from Tauranga
    0.5 KM Tauranga
Fresh from their sold out world tour including Australia, France, London and Holland (to name a few) The Bootleg Beach Boys today announce a 20-venue tour of New Zealand this July and August. A fully costumed show that takes you right from the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Tauranga
    0.3 KM Tauranga
Please note this listing is for winter season (July & August). For Christmas season (November & December) please visit later listing. For group reservations of over 20 guests wishing to be sat together please call our group booking office on 07 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Restaurant Cafe Versailles, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.3 KM from Tauranga
    0.6 KM Tauranga
Kam is a solo acoustic guitarist and singer-songwriter from the UK. After travelling through most of his younger years, he now resides in New Zealand. He performs a well-travelled mix of blues, soul and folk, covers and rootsy originals. Come join ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Croucher Basecamp, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Tauranga
    6.3 KM Tauranga
Come explore Mount Maunganui for a running festival including a 21km half marathon, 10km and 5km options. Take in the best of Mount Maunganui with a weekend full of entertaining options and highlights of the region. The course is flat and fast ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Main Beach, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 6.3 KM from Tauranga
    5.3 KM Tauranga
One of New Zealand’s most exciting and renowned live acts, Sons of Zion, have just announced a seven-date nationwide tour. The announcement comes as the band’s latest hit ‘Drift Away’ continues to dominate Kiwi radio and smash up the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Totara St, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.3 KM from Tauranga
    0.6 KM Tauranga
Nick is a solo Acoustic Guitarist/Singer, from Boston originally but living in New Zealand for 15 years. His favorite music to play could be called Soul-Folk, featuring artists such as Van Morrison, The Beatles, Cat Stevens, Neil Young, while ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Croucher Basecamp, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Tauranga
    5.5 KM Tauranga
The Little Big Markets were launched in the summer of 2009 with a simple vision, which was to create a place that would bring communities together. A place where people could hang out and enjoy their surroundings, enjoy great music, good food and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Coronation Park, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.5 KM from Tauranga
    10 KM Tauranga
The Little Big Markets were launched in the summer of 2009 with a simple vision, which was to create a place that would bring communities together. A place where people could hang out and enjoy their surroundings, enjoy great music, good food and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Papamoa Pony Club, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 10 KM from Tauranga
    5.3 KM Tauranga
Coming to a town near you. Don McGlashan on a nationwide 17-date NZ Tour One of Aotearoa’s most beloved songwriters, Don McGlashan, has today announced an extensive 17-date nationwide New Zealand tour, where he will perform a series of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Totara St, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.3 KM from Tauranga
    4.6 KM Tauranga
Vegan Vibes is back this September the 22nd 2018! We're the Bay of Plenty’s first dedicated Vegan festival that'll showcase a curated selection of vegan food, food products, body & leisure products, fashion, footwear and much more from around the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Soper Reserve, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4.6 KM from Tauranga
    5.5 KM Tauranga
Create your happy place! The Spring Home Show is the perfect opportunity to find all your home products and service needs under one roof. Step through the doors and feel the buzz of energy and inspiration. If you’re looking to build, renovate or ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: ASB Baypark, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.5 KM from Tauranga
    5.3 KM Tauranga
Hot on the heels of their 5th studio album release ‘LEGACY’, Katchafire hit New Zealand for their annual winter tour with 11 shows in August and September. The latest offering from the band has seen them hit no.1 on NZ itunes album chart, no.1 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Totara St, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.3 KM from Tauranga
    0.5 KM Tauranga
Two bored kids. One rainy day. And one crazy cat wearing a red-striped hat. In 1957, Theodor Seuss Geisel used this formula and only 200 words to write his second children's book as Dr. Seuss. More than 50 years later, The Cat in the Hat is a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Tauranga
    5 KM Tauranga
Greerton Family Roller Disco. Skates and protective gear provided. Wear thick socks and come join us for a boogie. Awesome family friendly event. Spectators and under 5's free. Cash only event. All ages and abilities encouraged. Email: ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Greerton Hall, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5 KM from Tauranga
    0.5 KM Tauranga
Wellness Art Workshops with Mira Corbova-Smith (Artist & Inspirational Tutor). "Let's connect and indulge in Healing Art. It’s time to nourish your soul." - Mira Join me for some relaxing art sessions at The Art Lounge NZ in Tauranga. My ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Art Lounge NZ, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Tauranga
    5.2 KM Tauranga
Dust off your instrument, fine tune your vocal chords and head to Greer’s anytime after 6pm to show us what you’ve got. Register your interest at the bar on the night and book a slot on the stage for your moment of stardom. We can’t promise ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Greer's Gastro Bar, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.2 KM from Tauranga
    4.7 KM Tauranga
A roller disco free skate session just for 10 years and over - skate fast and not worry about crashing into any kids! A great date night event or for a bunch of friends to come and have a great time together. $10 each, skates and protective ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mount Maunganui Sports Centre, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4.7 KM from Tauranga
    12.9 KM Tauranga
Awesome craft and food market in Omokoroa. Come along and visit all our wonderful stall holders selling hand-crafted goods. We also have a selection of small business owners, who are promoting their products. We are excited that this year we are ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Omokoroa Settlers Hall, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 12.9 KM from Tauranga
    5 KM Tauranga
Clothing, Accessories, Decor, Health, Beauty, Food and more. Come and check out Tauranga's monthly night market! Browse and shop a range of brand new products and services. Free and family friendly! Cash only. First Friday of every ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Bethlehem Hall, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5 KM from Tauranga
    0.7 KM Tauranga
The Self-Righteous Brothers are Derek Jacombs (vocals and acoustic guitar) and Nigel Masters (vocals and upright bass), moonlighting members of well-known blues & roots band Kokomo. They have performed at everything from prestigious Arts Festivals ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Phoenix, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Tauranga
    0.9 KM Tauranga
Now in its fifth year, ONE LOVE has well and truly established itself in the hearts of Reggae Fans from all corners of the globe as one of the most vibrant and popular summer music festivals. In 2019, the two-day event returns on Auckland ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauranga Domain, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 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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