Accommodation in Bay of Plenty

The Bay of Plenty is made up of a number of unique destinations including the seaside city Tauranga, the surf and beach town Mount Maunganui and Whakatane which is the gateway to White Island, New Zealand’s only active marine volcano.

The Bay of Plenty stretches from the Coromandel Peninsula to Cape Runaway, which makes up about 300 km of open coastline.

Top Areas To Stay in the Bay of Plenty

Tauranga

tauranga

Tauranga is the main centre of the Bay of Plenty and a great base for your stay in the region. It is situated on a large natural harbor. The waterfront strand area has a number of excellent cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. Find Out More >

Mount Maunganui

Mount Maunganui
Mount Maunganui has a fun holiday vibe year round. It is well regarded for its excellent beaches safe for surfers and swimmers and its laid back lifestyle. There are a number of excellent cafes, bars and restaurants in the area as well. Find Out more >

Whakatane

whakatane
90 kilometres from Tauranga, Whakatana is a great riverside town. It is also the main base for trips to White Island (Whakaari) an impressive active marine volcano. Find Out More >

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White Island Rendezvous ***

White Island Rendezvous, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty

“Situated across the picturesque Whakatane Wharf, this is a great base for doing the White Island tours. They have tour booking office onsite as well as a great café offering delicious breakfast, coffee and lunch. ”

More information about the Bay of Plenty

white island1. White Island
Located 52 kilometers of the coast from Whakatane lies New Zealand’s only active marine volcano, White Island. Guided tours including boat or helicopter are available.

tauranga2. Tauranga
Make sure to stop in the seaside city of Tauranga. The waterfront strand area has a number of excellent cafes, bars, restaurants and shops.

Mount Maunganui3. Mount Maunganui
The mount (as it’s known) is famous for surfing and walking tracks. It also has fun nightlife and a good selection of waterfront cafes, restaurants and ice cream shops!

kiwi 3604. Kiwi 360
Visit the Kiwifruit Capital of the World – Te Puke. In this town kiwifruit grows better than anywhere in the world. Visit the giant kiwifruit restaurant, café and information center.

game fishing5. Game Fishing
Tauranga has two large marinas with many charter boats. So why not go game fishing on the beautiful waters of the Bay of Plenty.

scuba diving, new zealand6. Scuba Diving
There are a number of great scuba diving opportunities in the region from wrecks, reefs and volcanic islands.

surf, mount manganui 7. Surfing
The mount has a solid reputation for surfing. Surf board hire and lessons are available at the Mount.

riverjet8. River Jet Te Puke
Take an exhilarating ride on the Kaituna River onboard a high speed Jet Boat.

mount manganui cafes9. Seaside Cafes and Restaurants
There are a number of excellent cafes, bars and restaurants with great sea views. Head to the main stretch at the Mount or the strand in Tauranga.

kayaking, tauranga10. Kayaking
Take in the tranquil beauty of the Bay of Plenty while kayaking in the Bay of Plenty. Tours include river kayaking to the Glow Worm Canyon or sea kayaking Around the Mount and visiting the local sea life.

The best way to explore this region is with a car or campervan. However once in the towns themselves it is easy enough to explore on foot.