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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 Island    6.7 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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    2.4 KM Tauranga
Young at Art Studio in the Historic Village in Tauranga is running the ever popular art classes again these upcoming School Holidays. The workshops are suited for kids: 5 years and over. Book now for morning or afternoon sessions or full days ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Young at Art Studio, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.4 KM from Tauranga
    0.6 KM Tauranga
In this exciting Summer School Holidays workshop, we will discover Future Islands, New Zealand's official entry into the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. This exhibition comprises 22 floating island-like forms containing real and imagined ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Tauranga
    5.3 KM Tauranga
Soundsplash Music Festival, Zu Entertainment & Audacity Touring present... Dub FX live at Totara St, Mount Maunganui! With special guests Sahida Apsara & Dubsonic. In 2006, Melbourne born Benjamin Stanford set off to Europe with a simple ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Totara St, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.3 KM from Tauranga
    1.7 KM Tauranga
Tauranga's only true Farmers Market. Direct from the producers. Understand where your food comes from and how it is produced. Great entertainment, plenty of ready to eat food and drinks. Rain, Hail or Shine. Shop local, support local, shop farmers ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauranga Farmers Market, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 1.7 KM from Tauranga
    2.4 KM Tauranga
Join us somewhere Over the Rainbow as we Follow the Yellow Brick Road to a wonderful place called Oz with Dorothy and Toto, Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion. A special one-hour adaptation of the classic musical featuring all your favourite songs and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Westside Theatre, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.4 KM from Tauranga
    26.4 KM Tauranga
Landslide, a Fleetwood Mac Tribute band, will be playing all the favourites from this timeless group. This professional 5 piece band has been delivering top quality performances throughout the North Island for the last 5 years. This will be a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Katikati Haiku Pathway, Katikati, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 26.4 KM from Tauranga
    5.5 KM Tauranga
The V8 Boats are Back for One Show Only! Buy Earlybird With Eventfinda & Save $10-$20 on Gate Ticket Prices and Avoid Gate Queues!! After a two-year break, the award-winning event showcasing exhilarating, high-octane V8 Jetsprint racing action ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: ASB Stadium at Baypark, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.5 KM from Tauranga
    5.3 KM Tauranga
To celebrate the much-anticipated release of their debut album, Mascuzzi Jacuzzi and on the back of their first Australian tour, Dunedin favourites, Albion Place are returning to NZ shores in what promises to be one of the most memorable tours of the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Totara St, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.3 KM from Tauranga
    4.7 KM Tauranga
Something for everyone. Books, puzzles, DVD's, CD's, records. Donations gratefully received up to Thursday 25th January. Contact Pip - 543 2175.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mount Maunganui Sports Centre, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4.7 KM from Tauranga
    2.8 KM Tauranga
We invite you to step back in time 70 million years this summer to an age when dinosaurs roamed New Zealand! Now in it's second year, DinoFest is back with more dinosaurs, more roaring, and more chomping! Meet Rexy and Roxy our two-legged ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Sydenham Botanic Park, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.8 KM from Tauranga
    5.7 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: Latitude 37, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.7 KM from Tauranga
    4.5 KM Tauranga
International Cricket is the epitome of the NZ summer experience. It’s what we do. It’s the dad catches in the crowd, the costumes, the immaculate field and that perfect pitch that we can only imagine having in our backyard. When we’re all ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Bay Oval, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4.5 KM from Tauranga
    2.4 KM Tauranga
Summer Shakespeare Tauranga is proud to bring you their next annual outdoor production of The 'Taming of the Shrew', at the beautiful Historic Village, Tauranga. Directed by local actress and playwright, Gin Mabey. About The Taming of the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Historic Village, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.4 KM from Tauranga
    0.9 KM Tauranga
One Love returns to Tauranga in January 2018, with a first line-up announcement that’s fitting of the festival’s reputation as one of the summer’s best and brightest events. New Zealand’s premiere celebration of roots, rock and reggae has ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauranga Domain, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Tauranga
    0.6 KM Tauranga
All the way from America on their debut tour of New Zealand, playing one night only in Tauranga ! Nourished by deep roots in the expansive canon of traditional American music, The Lonely Heartstring Band embodies the modern American ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Barrel Room, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Tauranga
    1.7 KM Tauranga
Virtually on Track wants to know What’s Your Magisto Moment? Using the free smartphone app Magisto, we want you to create a short clip of your summer adventures using photos and video. It’s easy to use – simply download the free app, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Sport Bay Of Plenty Offices, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 1.7 KM from Tauranga
    0.6 KM Tauranga
For the past two decades guitarist, Derek Jacombs has been the singer and songwriter with blues and roots favourites Kokomo. The band has released 10 studio albums and a live CD and DVD. He has also written music for theatre and television, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Croucher Basecamp, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Tauranga
    0.2 KM Paengaroa
For Western Bay Residents Only. A home worm composting farm is a great way for you to deal with most of your household food waste and create rich compost for your garden. Come along to this hands-on, two-hour interactive workshop and learn the art ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Paengaroa Hall, Te Puke, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Paengaroa
3.5 KM Paengaroa
The Te Puke A&P Show is an annual event organized by volunteers for a fun, family day. Entertainment includes lawn mower racing, truck & tractor pulling competition, sheep racing, horse & pony rides, classic car/trike & jag club display along the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Puke Showgrounds, Te Puke, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.5 KM from Paengaroa
2.4 KM Tauranga
Dreamcon is back! This year we are bigger and better. We have new exciting venue and more adventures to boot! There will be hair razing adventures for all levels of play from the Land of Chult and the Premiere of the Second Epic adventure for ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Westside Theatre, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.4 KM from Tauranga
    1.3 KM Tauranga
Following on from the hugely successful Outdoor Shakespeare In The Bay productions at Te Puna Quarry, Twice as Good Productions and Tauranga Open Air Theatre presents another evening of hilarious comedy, fine food and good wine - this time in the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Elms Mission House, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 1.3 KM from Tauranga
    5.3 KM Tauranga
US bluesman Blind Boy Paxton has announced a six-date New Zealand tour for February 2018, with shows including Auckland, Tauranga, Christchurch, Nelson, Wellington and Hawkes Bay. Blind Boy Paxton is the living embodiment of the true blues in the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Totara St, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.3 KM from Tauranga
    18.8 KM Whakatane
The Mataatua Kapa Haka Festival will showcase traditional-contemporary performing arts of the tribal groups from the Mataatua region, This prestigious competition will bring together the best kapahaka performers from Tauranga Moana, Te Whakatohea, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Teko Racecourse, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 18.8 KM from Whakatane
    4.2 KM Tauranga
Come and do something you’ve never done before; celebrate Deb Webber’s birthday at her Steampunk birthday party! Deb is celebrating her birthday by having a shared birthday party with two of her friends. You have the chance to come along and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: BOP Coastal Cruisers Motorcycle Club, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4.2 KM from Tauranga
    5.3 KM Tauranga
After a whirlwind Reunion Tour in early 2017 that gathered fans together far and wide, Plus1 is excited to announce The Mockers are hitting the road again in 2018! To celebrate the limited edition CD/DVD release of The Mockers Live (filmed on ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Totara St, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.3 KM from Tauranga
    5.8 KM Tauranga
Come along to our 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 Council with a nominal fee charged. The ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauranga Racecourse, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.8 KM from Tauranga
    5.5 KM Tauranga
A 'Must Do' when at the Mount over summer, the 'Gourmet Night Market' is the favourite event to start the weekend. Friday evenings are organised. Meet with friends and listen to live music, choose from scrumptious foods from around the world and all ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Coronation Park, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.5 KM from Tauranga
    8.5 KM Paengaroa
Going into 3rd season of Fundraising for the Te Puke Toy Library the market plans to be bigger and better than ever. Entertainment, Array of art, Craft, Producers, Clothing, Food and Drinks, Second hand goods and lots lots more. Come along bring ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Jubilee Park, Te Puke, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 8.5 KM from Paengaroa
    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
    5.6 KM Tauranga
Join us as the sun goes down over Mount Maunganui as We Run The Night with distances including a 21km half marathon, 14km, 7km and the new 3km kids dash. The course is fully lite and is all on roads and is flat and fast. Run along the beautiful ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mt Drury Sound Shell, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.6 KM from Tauranga
0.2 KM Tauranga
Back in full swing for 2018, 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 something unique, family fun, kid friendly.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Elizabeth St Community Hall, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Tauranga
    4.7 KM Tauranga
The Star of the new 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 create ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Club Mount Maunganui, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4.7 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, coupled with top local chefs performing live food demonstrations, as well as a licensed area so you can wash it all down ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Papamoa Beach Domain, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 10.6 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
    36.9 KM Tauranga
Come along to the Waihi Beach Sunday Market. We have produce, crafts, arts, food, coffee, clothing & loads of great markety atmosphere for you to soak up!
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Waihi Beach Produce Market, Waihi Beach, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 36.9 KM from Tauranga
    0.5 KM Tauranga
Legendary Irish folk music due Foster & Allen are number one stars across the globe, having 30 new-release charting albums over a 40-year career, the only act in the world to do so. This legendary Irish folk music act began in 1975 when Mick ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 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 than ever before. This year hosts some of the best in the business with the likes of Randy Engelhard, Tofi, Matt Jordan, AD Poncho, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: ASB Arena at Baypark, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.5 KM from Tauranga
    5.5 KM Tauranga
Always a spectacular Fireworks display as $20,000.00 worth of Pyrotechnics lights up the sky. The last chance for the season to hear the noise, smell the fumes and watch the excitement of Speedway Racing. Classes racing are Sprint Cars, Super ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: ASB Stadium at Baypark, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.5 KM from Tauranga
    0.6 KM Tauranga
Welcome to 2018 and a fun filled year of New Zealand music thanks to the dedication and talent of many local, national and international performers. Very cool staff and yummy food. This year plays host to live filming and recording of many of our ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Croucher Basecamp, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Tauranga
    5.3 KM Tauranga
Distortion - Summer Edition: Part 2/4 Brought to you by Addictive DJ's & Hunter Photography Distortion is a night of underground house music in the Mount brought to you by New Zealand’s leading mobile DJ company - Addictive DJ’s. 5 Hours ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mauao Performing Arts Center, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.3 KM from Tauranga
    5.5 KM Tauranga
Back by popular demand the 2018 Ladies Charity Luncheon. Developed from years of experience in running similar events, this event is be the 'Must-attend' women's event in the Bay each year. Raising funds for two amazing charities this year - ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: ASB Arena at Baypark, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.5 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

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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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