Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty, on the east coast of New Zealand, is a beautiful region for a relaxing holiday. The Bay of Plenty is home to the thriving city of Tauranga and the hugely popular resort town of Mount Maunganui. From Maori culture, beautiful surf beaches to idyllic mountain ranges you can't get bored in the Bay of Plenty.

In the Bay of Plenty you will find a relaxing lifestyle, friendly locals, white surf beaches and gorgeous harbours. A popular tourist destination, the Bay of Plenty has something for everyone. Located on New Zealand's east coast, the Bay of Plenty has everything you need for a fantastic break away. Inland from the coast you will find acres of lush, untouched New Zealand forests and fresh water rivers to explore. The main centres in the Bay of Plenty are Tauranga, Mount Maunganui, Whakatane and Te Puke.

The largest city of the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga, is a flourishing commercial centre showcasing great shopping, fine dining and good wine. One of the fastest growing cities in the country, Tauranga is usually the first stop on the tourist route. Located at the entrance of a beautiful harbour, Tauranga is home to two marinas holding over a thousand yachts and launches.

You should definitely check out the resort town of Mount Maunganui which is a thriving tourist and holiday destination with a focus on fun, surf and adventure. Located at the base of the volcanic cone Mauao, the coastline is dominated by a beautiful white sand beach that stretches for a hundred kilometres.

The town of Whakatane is the prime location for a spot of deep sea fishing, whale watching and dolphin swimming. From Whakatane you can visit White Island, New Zealand's only active marine volcano.

There are attractions and activities for travellers of all ages in the Bay of Plenty. Why not experience the Maori culture at a Marae (Maori Village) or get a taste of the local art scene at one of the many galleries. See the region from the air in a helicopter or Boeing Jet. Learn more about the area and its past during an educational tour or at one of the Bay of Plenty museums. After a day of shopping you can soothe your aching legs at one of the mineral pools in the region.

Main Towns in the Bay of Plenty Region

Other Towns in the Bay of Plenty Region