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Tauranga & Mount Maunganui Tours  ::  Whakatane & White Island

Long before the first Europeans arrived in the Bay of Plenty, Maori were drawn to this area with its easy access to the coast and its fruit bowl’ qualities. The major city of Tauranga and popular Mount Maunganui (Mauao) enjoy a mild climate year-round, perfect for kiwifruit and citrus, Seafood is a local specialty. The region’s legendary beaches attract swimmers, surfers, kayakers and kitesurfers throughout the year.

Bay of Plenty Region


Experience Bay of Plenty

  • Pacific Coast Highway
  • Sandy surf beaches
  • Bush clad mountain ranges
  • Seaside hideaways
  • Deep water coves
  • Landing place of Captain Cook (1769)


You´ll ❤️ these great things to see & do…

  • Visit White Island – New Zealand’s only active marine volcano
  • Swim with dolphins in their natural habitat
  • Soak in the salt water hot pools at the base of Mauao
  • Stroll around and up Mauao – a million people do this walk each year
  • Kayak amongst the twinkling lights of glow-worms on Lake McLaren

Take the Pacific Coast Highway and explore the city, beaches, vineyards and hill country of Gisborne Stop off at Opotiki’s Waiotahi Beach – ‘the pathway to the sunrise’ and experience the Raukumara Mountain ranges South of Gisborne beyond the Wharerata Hills you’ll find the
Morere Hot Springs, Mahia Peninsula and Wairoa, Don’t miss Lake Waikaremoana and Te Urewera National Park.

 Useful Bay of Plenty New Zealand Resources


The Bay of Plenty region is located on the Pacific coast and has several water sports to offer you. The climate here is great, and just right for a holiday. The beach here is ever inviting and there is nothing better than to soak in the sun, sand, and water at the beach. Among the water activities, you can go kayaking, white water rafting, sailing, jet boating, dolphin encounters, etc.

Besides the water fun, you can go hiking, walking, mountain biking, sky diving, horse treks and much more. This plentiful region offers you so much to explore. No matter how long you stay in the area, you’ll find it difficult to manage time to explore all of it.

Finding accommodation in the region is never a challenge since there are plenty of hotels available. You can find a hotel to suit your budget. The food here is great. You can get a taste of traditional food as well as cuisines from all around the world. Often you can get packages that take care of everything from travel to food and stay for you. You just need to check the tour operators below for the Bay of Plenty day tours and they will do the needful for you. Don’t think twice about your holiday, the Bay of Plenty is a beautiful place to vacation in.

The Best Tours & Day Trips from/in Bay of Plenty

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Bay Tours Estate Afternoon Wine Tour

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Hawke’s Bay is know as “Wine Country”, so why not let us take the hassle out of driving around the wineries, and join one of our expert tours. We pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation within the greater Napier, Hastings and Havelock North areas. A wine tour will typically include a food tasting to set the palate for the wine tasting. This could include Silky Oak Chocolates, tasting award-winning cheeses at Hohepa Cheeses, or sampling the range of olive oils and accompaniments at Telegraph Hill Olivery. Then, on to the wineries, where you will typically sample four to six wines (red and white), along with commentary about each wine from the cellar door hosts. The tour will visit three or four wineries. Visit 3-4 Wineries & tastings Visit 1 specialty food outlet Enjoy a complimentary cheeseboard Afternoon - 1pm to 5pm....
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Driving Creek Railway Tour

[wonderplugin_gallery id="76"] The 1 hour 15-minute trip on the innovatively designed trains takes you through replanted native kauri forest and includes 2 spirals, 3 short tunnels, 5 reversing points and several large viaducts as it climbs up to the mountain-top terminus. Called the Eyefull Tower, this handsome new building offers great panoramic views out over the island-studded Hauraki Gulf with the forested valley and mountains behind. Getting here – From Thames, take highway 25 to Coromandel. Driving Creek Railway is on Driving Creek Road 3km past the township. Train Timetable 10:15am & 2pm daily throughout the year over the summer period, additional trains run at 11:30am, 12:45pm, 3:15pm and 4:30pm. extra trains may be available at 11:30am, 12:45pm, and 3:15pm throughout the rest of the year for groups of more than 5 adults. The Driving Creek Railway tour is a family-friendly and all-weather activity. FavoriteLoadingAdd to Wishlist
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Waimarino Glow-worm Kayak Tour


Relax on the edge of Lake McLaren, watching the swans and ducks go about their evening’s preparations. Let our guides lead you onto calm Lake McLaren at dusk. Gently paddle into the night and discover the magic of the enchanting glowworm canyon. Energising, Amazing, Inspiring If any of the above words described the activity you and your group are looking for the Glow Worm Tour is for you. The evening will begin relaxing on the edge of Lake McLaren enjoying delicate New Zealand cheeses and refreshments or maybe a gourmet dinner.... Our guides will prepare to lead you along the picturesque Lake McLaren into the mysterious glow worm canyon. A truly magical, unique and inspiring experience not to be missed. Fully guided and transported from Waimarino. Double sea kayaks, paddles, spray decks, buoyancy aids, fleeces and paddle jackets all included. Approx. 1½-2 hour paddle (3½ hour tour). Enjo....
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Waimarino Wairoa Guided River Tour


Explore the upper reaches of the Wairoa River from Omanawa. No prior experience required for this picturesque flat water paddle to Waimarino. Enjoy the peaceful wildlife as you float past in one of our sea kayaks. Stop enroute for a snack or just simply relax on the side and watch time drift by. This is a must trip for anyone visiting Tauranga. No experience necessary. - Approx 10 km flat water paddle. - Transport is included in the tour prices from Waimarino to activity launch site; kayaks and relevant equipment provided. - Approximately 2 ½ -3 hour trip. - All ages welcome. The oldest person to enjoy the tour thus far was an 84-year old woman and the youngest was six months. - Moderate fitness required. - The tour can operate in almost all weather conditions. Please contact Waimarino if in doubt. - The cooler or wetter the weather the more equipment Waimarino provides for the client. - Pick up/....
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White Island Tours

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White Island Tours

Whakaari / White Island is one of New Zealand’s most active volcanos, situated 48km off the coast of Whakatane in the North Island. In December of 2019 a volcanic eruption occurred at Whakaari / White Island. To ensure the safety of locals and visitors there are currently no boat tours to, or helicopter flights that land on the island. While visitors cannot set foot on the Whakaari / White Island, scenic flights are still available.....
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