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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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    0.8 KM Tauranga
Please visit our webpage to find details of all the services that will be happening on 25 April. https://www.tauranga.govt.nz/ Tauranga Civic Memorial Service 2019. Join us as we honour the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli and remember those ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Memorial Park, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.8 KM from Tauranga
    7.7 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 Good Home, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 7.7 KM from Tauranga
3 KM Tauranga
Calling all singles in the Bay of Plenty region this is a night just for you. Your chance to meet new people and make new friends, your chance to dance to some great music with your DJ Going Bananas and your chance to enjoy some great food platters ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: World's End Bar & Restaurant, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3 KM from Tauranga
2.4 KM Tauranga
Vintage, retro & upmarket preloved clothing, fabrics, linen & bric a brac. From 1950's to 2019! Sign posted by Village cafe. Cash only. All proceeds to Turning Point Trust.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Historic Village, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.4 KM from Tauranga
    5.3 KM Tauranga
This is the biggest stock car event of the season. The Super Stock Rumble and the Harry Fredrickson Stock Car Gold Cup combining in one night of Stock Car Action. So far we have 48 Super Stock Cars entered, the most that you will have ever seen ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Trustpower Baypark Speedway, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.3 KM from Tauranga
    5.3 KM Tauranga
[ALL SHOWS SOLD OUT] Loop are excited to announce three special headline shows from L.A.B. in their hometown of Mount Maunganui this April! These shows are not only their first headline shows since the release of their second album L.A.B. II in ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Totara St, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.3 KM from Tauranga
    2.4 KM Tauranga
The Tauranga leg of the Plunket Fun Run is happening at in Kopurererua Valley on Sunday 28th of April. We want you to run or walk up to 24km, alongside or ‘in the shoes of’ the mums, dads, grandparents, aunties, uncles and caregivers who give ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Historic Village, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.4 KM from Tauranga
    9.2 KM Whakatane
Join the Virtually on Track Scavenger Hunts this Easter school holidays, and explore the natural parks and reserves around the Bay of Plenty. Our team have created four unique self-guided Scavenger Hunts around the region that encourage you to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Ohope Beach, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 9.2 KM from Whakatane
    5.7 KM Tauranga
First class free for new people! Lets embrace the beautiful weather and get outside in nature for some yoga and oils! Beginners and everyone welcome! Kirsten will take you through an intuitive flow to help release tension, build strength ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Moa Park, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.7 KM from Tauranga
    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
    0.5 KM Tauranga
Ireland's most celebrated show, The Rhythms of Ireland, returns to NZ in 2019, for the first time since their sell-out tour in 2010. Celebrating their 10th Anniversary, New Zealand is privileged to welcome back Ireland's most outstanding and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Tauranga
    12.3 KM Tauranga
3 of Tauranga's best Original Bands are coming together at The Black Sheep Bar & Grill for a very special mini Concert. There will be Raffles and Live Auctions done on the evening with all proceeds from that going to our local Hospice (Waipuna ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Black Sheep Bar & Grill, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 12.3 KM from Tauranga
    5.3 KM Tauranga
The last speedway event of the season is the Bay Champs for all classes racing and concludes with what has become the best fireworks display in the Bay of Plenty. Classes racing are: Sprint Cars Super Saloons Saloons Stock Cars V6 Wingless ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Trustpower Baypark Speedway, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.3 KM from Tauranga
    5.3 KM Tauranga
Slipknot and Marilyn Manson tribute.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Totara St, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.3 KM from Tauranga
    3 KM Whakatane
Water, ocean, moana, music – ‘My Name is Moana’ is an intimate 90-minute tribute to the ocean, led by celebrated singer/songwriter Moana Maniapoto, arts laureate and a 2016 inductee into the NZ Music Hall of Fame. Most recently, she has been ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Liberty Centre, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3 KM from Whakatane
    2.4 KM Tauranga
Prepare to be inspired, become motivated, and take control of your household’s impact on our future. Get lots of exciting and inspirational education around ways you can minimize waste at home. Note: This workshop is to be held at the Cinema, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Historic Village, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.4 KM from Tauranga
    10.4 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: Papamoa Community Centre, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 10.4 KM from Tauranga
    7.4 KM Whakatane
Interschool Catholic Kapahaka Competition hosted by St Josephs School Whakatane. Hato Hohepa Whakatane are pleased to host the 2019 inaugural Catholic Schools Haka Competition. Hato Hohepa Whakatane are in a period of strengthening and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Ohope Hall, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 7.4 KM from Whakatane
    2.5 KM Tauranga
Make a stained glass light catcher. Stained Glass: Full day workshop (Average Project $20 - $40) This workshop is suitable for those who have not done any previous glass work and covers the Tiffany (copper foiling) technique where you have a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Leadlight Expressions, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.5 KM from Tauranga
    5.5 KM Tauranga
Imagine a full day, conveniently located, a one-stop-shop for everything you need for the most important day of your life! Experience the fun, the excitement and the glamour at the Bay of Plenty’s No.1 Wedding Show! Featuring over 100 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Trustpower Baypark Arena, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.5 KM from Tauranga
    5.3 KM Tauranga
Landslide is an Auckland based, live 5 piece band, who have been celebrating the music of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks all over the North Island for the past 6 years. Covering well-known classics from Fleetwood Mac and also Stevie's solo ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Totara St, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.3 KM from Tauranga
    6.3 KM Tauranga
Half Marathon, 10 km, 5 km or Kid's Dash, whether you're walking or running, there's something for everyone at the Mount Runners & Walkers Half Marathon. Starting on Marine Parade, all distances go along Marine Parade (think flat road), around the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Main Beach, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 6.3 KM from Tauranga
    5.8 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: Phoenix Car Park, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.8 KM from Tauranga
    4.7 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: Club Mount Maunganui Inc., Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4.7 KM from Tauranga
    5.9 KM Tauranga
Sessions every week. Skates and protective gear provided. Wear thick socks and come join us for a boogie. Awesome family friendly event. Just $10 each plus $3 Skate hire or $50 family pass. Spectators and under 5's free with paying skaters. All ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Skatescool, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.9 KM from Tauranga
    5.4 KM Tauranga
Buena Onda Social club now on once a month at Mount Social Club with the best of Latin Vibes around!
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mount Social Club, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.4 KM from Tauranga
    5.3 KM Tauranga
Matariki Allstars - Aotearoas’ premiere music kaupapa celebrating the Maori New Year and our established music acts. 2019 Line Up - TIKI TAANE I CHE FU & THE KRATES I RIA HALL I LAUGHTON KORA This year we welcome to the atamira the one and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Totara St, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.3 KM from Tauranga
    0.5 KM Tauranga
“Only 30 seconds gone and all of us are captivated, spellbound and lapping it up.” - Alan Scott-Theatre Review 15,000+ children saw this extraordinary show in 2017/18. 700 schools will hear about it in 2019. 20,000+ children will see it in ...
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 Atrium (formerly 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 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Black Sheep Bar & Grill, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 12.3 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
    0.5 KM Tauranga
CDP presents Tall Stories’ production of Room On the Broom. adapted from the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler, published by Macmillan Children’s books. How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, As they sat ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Tauranga
    5.3 KM Tauranga
Kiwi pop sensation Mitch James is about to take the world by storm, announcing a string of international shows and a New Zealand tour. Throughout May, James – who now shares a booking agent with Ed Sheeran - will play shows in the UK, including ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Totara St, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.3 KM from Tauranga
    2.4 KM Tauranga
Come and join in and take part in our regular Sunday Stitch that we hold on the first Sunday of every month. Art Textile Workshop - Make art pieces out of treasured memories. It's only $10 and all the materials are supplied... although you may ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Incubator, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.4 KM from Tauranga
    5.5 KM Tauranga
After debuting to great success this year as the warm-up party to the famed reggae festival One Love in Tauranga, GOOD VIBES is hitting the road this winter. Presented by Mai FM and Pato Entertainment, the GOOD VIBES Winter Tour will feature some ...
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 KM Tauranga
Providing an interesting and unique market environment that is all inclusive to reflect our diverse community. Follow us on Facebook for updates on stallholders who will be at the markets.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Bethlehem Hall, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5 KM from Tauranga
    5.5 KM Tauranga
Once again one of the largest Women's only fundraising events in New Zealand is back on in 2019. A day full of entertainment, fine dining, a few drinks and some inspirational speakers. All while raising much needed funds for Two local charities - ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Trustpower Baypark Arena, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.5 KM from Tauranga
    4.2 KM Tauranga
Please note this dinner show is available exclusively to groups of 10 or more for shared public performances or for private bookings of a minimum of 50 guests. Please call 07 574 1672 for group booking availability. Investigating what to do for ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Omanu Golf Club, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4.2 KM from Tauranga
2.5 KM Tauranga
Market includes, food, fruit and veges, plants, crafts, tools, rawleys, coffee, clothing, Brick a brack, books, and much more.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Historic Village Market, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.5 KM from Tauranga
    5.5 KM Tauranga
Come join us at NZ's special event for women! The Tauranga Women's Lifestyle Expo is a two-day event for women of all ages. With more than 140 companies involved featuring everything from jewellery and beauty to business products & ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Trustpower Baypark, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.5 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
    10 KM Tauranga
Join us for The Little Big Markets Winter 2019 season! With a huge range of gourmet street food and food truck vendors, as well as a curated selection of stallholders for you to peruse... you won't be short of things to do. There'll be live music ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Papamoa Pony Club, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 10 KM from Tauranga
    4.6 KM Tauranga
Vegan Vibes is back in action for 2019! Entering its 4th year, Vegan Vibes is back to bring you all another day-long event happening on Saturday the 28th of September from 10am until 4pm at the Soper Reserve, Mount Maunganui. Bay of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Soper Reserve, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4.6 KM from Tauranga
    16.7 KM Tauranga
A great range of quality stalls that vary monthly there is something for everyone. The Oropi Sunday Market is an integral part of the heart and soul of Oropi. Come along and experience what makes it so special. All this at the one place, you ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Oropi Memorial Hall, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 16.7 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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