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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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    5.9 KM Tauranga
Sessions every week Wed and Frriday 7-8.30pm, Saturday 1-3, 4-6pm and Sun 1-3pm. 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 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Skatescool - Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.9 KM from Tauranga
    2.4 KM Tauranga
A fabulously fun, award-winning musical based on the adored movie of the same name, Legally Blonde: The Musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Elle Woods appears to have it ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Westside Theatre - Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.4 KM from Tauranga
    5.3 KM Tauranga
Next-gen hollow grinders Masaya and Cloak Bay team up with Maddie at Totara St - Sat 14th DEC Masaya are among the new breed of bands emerging from the depths of provincial surf town in NZ smashing Indie/soul/roots into a mix of funky groove and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Totara St - Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.3 KM from Tauranga
12.3 KM Tauranga
A huge range of original high quality, handmade items by local artists and artisans. Every month, rain, hail or shine! Held indoors if raining - outdoors if the sun is shining! Live music, great food, huge parking area. With loads of stalls ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Black Sheep Restaurant & Atrium Gallery - Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 12.3 KM from Tauranga
    5.5 KM Tauranga
Oceania 10th Anniversary 2019 is an official World Cube Association (WCA) sanctioned speedcubing competition. Speedcubing is the sport involving solving a range of twisty puzzles, such as the famous Rubik's Cube, as quickly as ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Trustpower Baypark Arena - Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.5 KM from Tauranga
    0.8 KM Tauranga
South African festival. Tons of stalls - great food, beautiful arts & crafts, heaps of entertainment for the kids. Meet the Kiwi & Mielie mascots! Potjiekos competition. Face painting. Candy floss. Snow cones. Boeresport & much more! Children ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Memorial Park - Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.8 KM from Tauranga
    5.3 KM Tauranga
The Road to Bethlehem is back! This amazing experience makes the real story of Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ, come alive in front of you. A wonderful experience for young and old, and perfect for experiencing the true spirit of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauranga Seventh-day Adventist Church - Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.3 KM from Tauranga
    5.5 KM Tauranga
Get your little one socialising at this fun and stimulating preschool playgroup! Have fun with trampolines, a bouncy castle, moon hoppers, scooters, trikes, bikes, balls, balancing and gymnastic equipment, road mats with matchbox cars, mega ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Trustpower Baypark Arena - Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.5 KM from Tauranga
    5.5 KM Tauranga
The Rock are proud to Present; The Feelers & Stellar* All The Hits, Summer Tour Pioneers of the kiwi music industry THE FEELERS are thrilled to announce a comprehensive NZ tour this summer; joined at select locations by iconic NZ band STELLAR* ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Trustpower Baypark Arena - Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.5 KM from Tauranga
    5.2 KM Tauranga
“A Night Before Christmas” returns in 2019 and will be the perfect way to welcome in Christmas. The Bay’s biggest free Christmas party will celebrate 23 years of Christmas joy and Festive fun. Held just a few days before Christmas, you can ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Bethlehem College - Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.2 KM from Tauranga
    166.2 KM Tauranga
The Rock are proud to Present; The Feelers, All The Hits, Summer Tour Pioneers of the kiwi music industry THE FEELERS are thrilled to announce a comprehensive NZ tour this summer; joined at select locations by iconic NZ band STELLAR* who ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Brownzy Tavern - Browns Bay, Auckland   Distance: 166.2 KM from Tauranga
    2.6 KM Whakatane
Loop are proud to present L.A.B. are kicking off the summer live music period with a run of shows this December. One of NZ’s hottest live acts will be performing across the North Island leading into the New Year period. This run of shows will not ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Boiler Room - Whakatane, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.6 KM from Whakatane
    3.1 KM Tauranga
Come and Visit Santa’s Workshop! Get a professional photo taken with Santa this festive season inside Santa’s Workshop! Plus get a free Christmas stocking to take home and decorate!
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Fraser Cove Shopping Centre - Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.1 KM from Tauranga
    1.4 KM Tauranga

Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Trinity Wharf Tauranga - Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 1.4 KM from Tauranga
    4.6 KM Tauranga
Drum and Bass hitmaker Wilkinson is hitting the Bay of Plenty out of the park for the first time on December 29, delivering a one-off Drum and Bass masterclass at Soper Reserve, Mount Maunganui. Hailing from South West London, Wilkinson has been ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Soper Reserve - Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4.6 KM from Tauranga
    0.6 KM Tauranga
Keen to glide your way out of 2019 under the stars and in a prismatic burst of colours? Introducing Kaleidoscope Nye Fest 2019 at Our Place Tauranga. Line-up: Soaked Oats Marlin's Dreaming Mini Simmons Half Moon Baby Brought to you by ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Our Place - Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Tauranga
    5.5 KM Tauranga
The dates for the biggest event in New Zealand’s summer music calendar are locked and loaded with one of the most exciting line-ups yet! Presented by Greenroom Vodka and The Edge, Bay Dreams will return in 2020 to Trustpower Baypark Stadium at ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Trustpower Baypark - Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.5 KM from Tauranga
    36.9 KM Tauranga
2020 is shaping up to be a massive year for Devilskin. We wanted to kick the year off the right way: beachside in a NZ Summer Destination Devilskin will play the Waihi Beach Hotel on Friday 3rd January! Playing all of your favourites, and you ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Waihi Beach Hotel - Waihi Beach, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 36.9 KM from Tauranga
    4.6 KM Tauranga
Due to huge demand, Ziggy Alberts, is bringing his ‘Laps Around The Sun’ world tour to New Zealand in 2020. After ringing in the new year at Gisborne’s Rhythm and Vines, Ziggy will be heading to Lake Hawea Hotel in Wanaka on January 2 and Soper ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Soper Reserve - Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4.6 KM from Tauranga
    0.7 KM Tauranga
The invincible Fat Freddy’s Drop has invited a swag of New Zealand’s finest musicians and international DJs to spark up their annual summer roady. The NZ Summer Record Tour 2020 is destined for Thames, Kerikeri, Tauranga, Auckland, Wellington, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wharepai Domain - Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Tauranga
    36.9 KM Tauranga
The Rock are proud to Present; The Feelers, All The Hits, Summer Tour Pioneers of the kiwi music industry THE FEELERS are thrilled to announce a comprehensive NZ tour this summer; joined at select locations by iconic NZ band STELLAR* who ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Waihi Beach Hotel - Waihi Beach, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 36.9 KM from Tauranga
    5.5 KM Tauranga
She’s taken the world by storm with her smash hit ‘Dance Monkey’ (currently #1 in New Zealand). Now, Aussie pop sensation Tones And I is about to hit Kiwi shores—announcing her own all ages headline show at Mount Maunganui in January 2020. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Trustpower Baypark - Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.5 KM from Tauranga
    4.6 KM Tauranga
One of New Zealand’s most-loved and unique female artists, Gin Wigmore, makes her great return to the Kiwi stage to perform at Soper Reserve this January. Joined by Tami Neilson and Hollie Smith, this legendary powerhouse female line-up will have ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Soper Reserve - Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4.6 KM from Tauranga
    5.3 KM Tauranga
The Mount Comedy Festival presents The Headliners. A huge 2 hour comedy show featuring some of the biggest names in New Zealand Comedy. Get a VIP ticket for Mezzanine seats and a free beer or wine on entry. Cori Gonzalez Macuer This ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Totara St - Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.3 KM from Tauranga
    3.6 KM Tauranga
Classics of The Sky 2020 – Choppers, Trucks and Texans. On Saturday afternoon January 18th 2020 the skies above Tauranga will again be filled with the sound of jets, aerobatic aircraft and formations of military and ex-military aircraft ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Classic Flyers Conference and Function Centre - Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.6 KM from Tauranga
    2.4 KM Tauranga
Set in the 1950s and performed in the enchanting surroundings of Tauranga's Historic Village, this fast-paced, hilarious production is a love letter to the romantic comedies of that era, complete with a specially curated orchestral score. The King ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Historic Village - Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.4 KM from Tauranga
    0.9 KM Tauranga
One Love 2020 lifts the lid on its most exciting line-up yet! New Zealand’s much-loved One Love Festival will kick off a new decade with the best line-up in the festival’s history. One Love is without question one of the most popular ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauranga Domain - Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Tauranga
    0.5 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 Primary School - Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Tauranga
    0.7 KM Tauranga
Legendary Australian band Cold Chisel are back and today announce their one and only New Zealand show this summer. The Blood Moon 2020 Tour rolls into Wharepai Domain, Tauranga on Wednesday 5 February (eve of Waitangi Day) making it the band’s ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wharepai Domain - Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 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. Plenty of onsite parking and free entry. On the main road ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Bethlehem Hall - Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5 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
    6.3 KM Tauranga
We Run The Night is a social night run event comprising of the main half marathon distance 21km, 14km, 7km and Kids Dash events run over the flat sealed roads of Mount Maunganui. Distances: 21km, 14km, 7km and Kids Run. Location: The ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mount Drury Park - Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 6.3 KM from Tauranga
    2.4 KM Tauranga
Gincredible is back for its second year following a resounding success of the inaugural event. This festival is a boutique celebration of food, entertainment and Craft Gin - distilled from a small number of artisan producers, set in one of New ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Historic Village - Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.4 KM from Tauranga
    5.5 KM Tauranga
Come and join us for a dining experience where you can choose from over 20 food trucks and cuisines. Bring a picnic blanket and sit and relax with the sounds of local musicians and enjoy the sunshine with friends and family. It's a great place to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Coronation Park - Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.5 KM from Tauranga
    4.5 KM Tauranga
The renowned American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ben Harper and his band The Innocent Criminals will return to New Zealand in February 2020 for a six-date tour. They're set to play New Plymouth's TSB Bowl of Brooklands, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mount Park - Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4.5 KM from Tauranga
    5.5 KM Tauranga
The Tattoo & Art Extravaganza celebrates culture, whanau, good vibes, contemporary and indigenous arts in many spectrums. Bringing together over 250 of the highest caliber national and international artists tattooing and creating art in a diverse ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Trustpower Baypark Arena - Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.5 KM from Tauranga
    0.5 KM Tauranga
The Soweto Gospel Choir are bringing their Freedom tour to New Zealand in 2020 in honor of the father of their rainbow nation, Nelson Mandela, and South Africa’s struggle for freedom. Following their most recent Grammy Award for Freedom (Best ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Baycourt Community and Arts Centre - Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Tauranga
    149.7 KM Tauranga
"If they try to burn you, may your fire be stronger than theirs" Pop-up Globe are thrilled to announce the international debut of London’s smash-hit play Emilia to round off our Farewell Auckland season. Directed by Miriama McDowell and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Anthony Harper Pop-up Globe Theatre - Ellerslie, Auckland   Distance: 149.7 KM from Tauranga
    10.6 KM Tauranga
Dinner in the Domain is a weekly artisan food market held in the idyllic Papamoa Domain. Operating every Thursday evening from the 28th of November through to the 26th of March, this event promises to offer the best street food the Bay has to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Papamoa Beach Domain - Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 10.6 KM from Tauranga
    5.5 KM Tauranga
We are excited to bring to you another season of The Little Big Markets with this summer being our 10 year celebration. We will be hosting our markets across our two sites of Coronation Park and the Papamoa Pony Club where we will be bringing you ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Coronation Park - Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.5 KM from Tauranga
    10 KM Tauranga
We are excited to bring to you another season of The Little Big Markets with this summer being our 10 year celebration. We will be hosting our markets across our two sites of Coronation Park and the Papamoa Pony Club where we will be bringing you ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Papamoa Pony Club - Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 10 KM from Tauranga
    0.5 KM Tauranga
Following sold out performances throughout New Zealand, The Ten Tenors are thrilled to announce they’re returning by popular demand. The charming classical cross-over group will perform a selection of the best romantic pop songs, ballads and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Baycourt Community and Arts Centre - Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Tauranga
    0.5 KM Tauranga
So, no one told you life was gonna be this way, nor did they tell you about the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons one of TV’s all-time greatest shows in the hit New York and Las Vegas show Friends! The Musical Parody. Friends! The ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Baycourt Community and Arts Centre - 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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