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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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Bay of Plenty Climate and Weather


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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    5.3 KM Tauranga
So you wanna be a DJ? These school holidays the records will be spinning and the bass bumping at the Mauao Performing Arts Centre, Mt Maunganui. The Aotearoa DJ Academy is introducing their popular Digital DJ 101 program from the capital city as a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mauao Performing Arts Center, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.3 KM from Tauranga
5.5 KM Tauranga
Welcome to The University of Waikato April 2018 Graduation Graduation is a time to acknowledge and celebrate the success of our students in front of the most important people of all – their whanau, family and friends. We can take pride in our ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: ASB Arena at Baypark, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.5 KM from Tauranga
    5.1 KM Tauranga
Looking for something free to keep the kids entertained these school holidays? Animates has you covered! These School Holidays Animates will be running two activity sessions where your children can learn everything there is to know about rabbits, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Animates - Mt Maunganui, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.1 KM from Tauranga
    Tauranga
Looking for something free to keep the kids entertained these school holidays? Animates has you covered! These School Holidays Animates will be running two activity sessions where your children can learn everything there is to know about rabbits, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Animates - Tauranga, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   
    5.3 KM Tauranga
When was the last time you were able to get a free haircut, get a new tattoo or get down to funky beats while live art is being created in front of you courtesy of some of our communities most talented creatives? The second instalment of the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mauao Performing Arts Center, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.3 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 with the Harry Fredrickson Stock Car Gold ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: ASB Stadium at Baypark, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.5 KM from Tauranga
    2.4 KM Tauranga
Based on the hit film and the incredible true story, Catch Me If You Can is the high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught. Seeking fame and fortune, precocious teenager, Frank Abignale, Jr., runs away from home ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Westside Theatre, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.4 KM from Tauranga
    19.1 KM Tauranga
These school holidays, the team from Sport Bay of Plenty and Virtually on Track have created six free and unique scavenger hunts around the region that encourage you to solve clues, answer questions and explore some of our most popular recreational ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: McLaren Falls, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 19.1 KM from Tauranga
    26.3 KM Paengaroa
These school holidays, the team from Sport Bay of Plenty and Virtually on Track have created six free and unique scavenger hunts around the region that encourage you to solve clues, answer questions and explore some of our most popular recreational ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: TECT All Terrain Park, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 26.3 KM from Paengaroa
    0.5 KM Tauranga
After making over 300,000 people laugh on his last tour, Carl returns at his brilliant best with his brand new show. Fresh off the back of a US tour and an appearance at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, don’t miss Australia’s most ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Tauranga
    0.5 KM Tauranga
Australia's most wanted comedian is back and he's bigger than Jesus! Star of 7 Days, and Chopper's Republic of Anzakistan, Heath Franklin's Chopper brings his new show Bogan Jesus to New Zealand in May 2018. The world has had religion ever since ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Tauranga
    10.4 KM Tauranga
Our next course on Urban Beekeeping starts on Wednesday May 2nd 2018, at 7pm. 8 weeks, covering a range of urban beekeeping issues for the beginner getting started. approximately 2hrs per night. Plus two additional practical sessions with bees on ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Papamoa Community Centre, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 10.4 KM from Tauranga
    5.3 KM Tauranga
1920's Gatsby dress, Casino, live music and dancing, raising funds for a wonderful local charity Waipuna Hospice. Come along, have a smashing good time and support some of the wonderful volunteer work done in our local community.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Totara St, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.3 KM from Tauranga
    10.4 KM Tauranga
Supporting Local Arts & Crafts! Every Sat Fortnight from 10th March 2018. A new Market in the Hub of Papamoa, based in the Papamoa library with lots of busyness all around. Come down and check out the amazing Arts and Crafts from all around the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Papamoa Community Centre, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 10.4 KM from Tauranga
    5.5 KM Tauranga
The Tauranga Home Show is the perfect place to find all of your home products and service needs under one roof. ? This three day event features over 200 exhibitors that you can browse, compare, and draw inspiration from. From top of the line to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: ASB Arena at Baypark, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.5 KM from Tauranga
    1.7 KM Tauranga
Simplify Solids - Plain and Slow Equals Gain and Grow Only 80 tickets available When we introduce and feed solids in a way that respectfully works alongside the child’s basic digestive biology we foster a relaxed disposition and support ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauranga Citizens Club, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 1.7 KM from Tauranga
    1.7 KM Tauranga
A Baby's Cues - Learn to Read and Respond Knowingly Only 80 tickets available. This extensive workshop provides an opportunity for parents to deepen their understanding of what a baby is truly communicating and how to respond knowingly with them ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauranga Citizens Club, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 1.7 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
    5.5 KM Tauranga
This show is a must day out for all brides, grooms and bridal parties. If you need ideas, want to meet with providers in person or are simply ready to organise your perfect day, this is the event of the year to attend. Come along and experience ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: ASB Arena at Baypark, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.5 KM from Tauranga
    0.6 KM Tauranga
Drive-In and be taken back with The Tauranga Vintage Markets screening of Hook - a 90's American fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring the legendary Robin Williams. With gourmet street food vendors, Webster's Tea and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Our Place, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 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
    0.6 KM Tauranga
Join us for a two-day celebration of a bygone era, a time when fashion was slow and things were built to last. We're talking view masters, Tupperware, bell bottom jeans...the list goes on. Around every corner, festival goers can expect to find ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Our Place, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Tauranga
    5.3 KM Tauranga
You've all been asking... and now you can see "Stan" 'One Off' live singing his new songs. Get your tickets early, don't miss out!!!!!
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Totara St, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.3 KM from Tauranga
    5.5 KM Tauranga
#BAYOFGEDDON is back! Following its successful debut in 2017, Armageddon Expo returns to Tauranga this May 26th and 27th bringing with it a weekend full of geeky greatness... Packed with all the latest merch and gaming, cosplay and comic items ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: ASB Baypark, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.5 KM from Tauranga
    0.5 KM Tauranga
Presale: 16 February 2018 General sale: 23 February 2018 The Ten Tenors are undoubtedly one of Australia’s greatest entertainment success stories, with more than 90 million people worldwide witnessing their unmistakable charm, camaraderie and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Tauranga
    4.3 KM Tauranga
This is for you if you are open to learning about natural solutions, you would like some super easy and effective solutions for your health, you would love to learn how you can support yourself and your family with natures pure medicine. Come ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Bayfair Estate, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4.3 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
    0.5 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 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauranga Primary School, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Tauranga
    24.6 KM Tauranga
Come dance the night away with a night of fanciful festivities and enviable enchantments... The Ocean Project brings you the Charity Ball event of the season - sure to be the highlight of your autumn calendar! Bring your flair and your fun, and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Fairview Golf & Country Club, Katikati, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 24.6 KM from Tauranga
    5.5 KM Tauranga
In its 9th year, Project now caters to youth from all over New Zealand over two days. Project is a Hip Hop Crew Dance Competition for youth who have a passion for Hip Hop Dance. This event will allow young people to engage in creative expression ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: ASB Arena at Baypark, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.5 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
    5.3 KM Tauranga
Aotearoa’s premiere music event celebrating the uniqueness of Matariki in recognition of our established and emerging Maori & Pasifika Artists. Matariki Allstars 2018 Featuring: L.A.B / Israel Starr / Laughton Kora support by DJ Masive (and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mauao Performing Arts Center, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.3 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
    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
    0.5 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
    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
    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
    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
    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

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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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