LET'S HAVE SOME FUN
The Bay of Plenty has long been a favourite holiday destination for Kiwi families, and with over 125 kilometres of coastline and some of the best beaches in New Zealand, it’s easy to see why.
But there’s more to the Bay of Plenty than just our amazing beaches. Read on to find out about some of the other amazing activities in the Bay. It’s sure to make you smile!
1. LEARN TO SURF OR SUP
There’s no better time to learn the basics of surfing or stand-up-paddle boarding; our safe beaches and gentle swells provide the perfect conditions for learner surfers. Book a lesson with one of the many surf schools dotted along the coast. You’ll be “hanging 10” in no time!
3. EXPLORE THE REGION BY BIKE
From meandering coastal and riverside trails to adrenalin-pumping mountain biking through a forest, the Coastal Bay of Plenty has an ever-expanding network of epic places to ride your bike.
4. DISCOVER SOME OF THE BAY'S HIDDEN FOODIE GEMS
Take a tour with Taste of Plenty and uncover some epic local foodie experiences; from ice cream, snags and honey, to locally brewed cider, wines and plenty more.
9. TAKE TO THE SKIES
Time to tick something off the bucket list! Adventure Helicopters offers a range of scenic flights including the Mount Magic flight which takes you up and around, yep, you guessed it, Mount Maunganui.
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PLAN YOUR NEXT HOLIDAY
Mount Maunganui Surf Academy
NZ Surf Academy
Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise - Bay Explorer
Dolphin Viewing and Swimming
Diveworks Charters - Dolphin and Seal Encounters
Brewbus - New Zealand Craft Beer Tours Limited
Mount Hot Pools
Mount Magic Scenic Flight
Moutohorā: Island Sanctuary
Diveworks Charters - Whale Island Tours
KG Kayaks - Guided Kayak Tours at Moutohorā / Whale Island
The Elms | Te Papa, Tauranga
Tauranga Art Gallery Toi Tauranga
The Tauranga Art Gallery is temporarily closed for renovation. You can visit the popup space at 42-44 Devonport Road.
10 Free Activities in the Bay
Family and friends staying this weekend? Here are some of our favourite free activities to keep them entertained!
Family Experiences in the Bay
There are loads of fun activities for you and your family to experience while you're in the Bay of Plenty.