Holidays in Bay of Plenty

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Top Bay of Plenty Flight & Hotel Packages

Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel
Cedarwood Lakeside
Jet Park Hotel Rotorua
Hamurana Lodge
Peppers On The Point - Lake Rotorua

Top hotels in Bay of Plenty

Oceanside Resort & Twin Towers
Oceanside Resort & Twin Towers
4 out of 5
1 Maunganui Road, Tauranga
The price is NZ$189 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
4.1/5 Very Good! (728 reviews)
"The property is in a prime location in Mt Maunganui."

Reviewed on 7 Nov. 2021

Oceanside Resort & Twin Towers
The Atrium Apartments
The Atrium Apartments
3.5 out of 5
23 Maunganui Road, Tauranga
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$209 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
4.3/5 Excellent! (312 reviews)
"As the apartments aren't serviced it would have been good to have been provided with more tea and coffee."

Reviewed on 22 Nov. 2021

The Atrium Apartments
Belle Mer Beach Front Apartments
Belle Mer Beach Front Apartments
4 out of 5
53 Marine Parade, Tauranga
Fully refundable
The price is NZ$269 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
4.5/5 Wonderful! (124 reviews)
"Clean tidy and comfortable apartment with everything you need. Walking distance to many eateries. Great location. Would stay there again."

Reviewed on 18 Jul. 2021

Belle Mer Beach Front Apartments
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Top activities in Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty

Fly above an active volcano, swim with dolphins or watch cruise ships dock as you enjoy oysters and wine overlooking this huge bay.

Stretching across the North Island’s north coast between Coromandel Peninsula and Cape Runaway, the Bay of Plenty deserves its name. Captain James Cook provided this English description while sailing past its bountiful shores. Relax on its 125 kilometres (80 miles) of sandy coastline.

Visit the Bay of Plenty region to sample succulent kiwi fruits straight from the tree, watch humpback whales breach the water or surf some of New Zealand’s best breaks at the foot of an active volcano. Enjoy plenty of ways to see the Bay of Plenty in the major coastal towns spread out around the bay and one of New Zealand’s major harbours at its western end.

At Cape Runaway, the enormous Port of Tauranga welcomes cruise ships from around the world. Perch yourself above the harbour to watch ships roll in across the bay or board one yourself to explore New Zealand’s vast coastal offerings.

You don’t need to take a multi-day cruise ship to see the Bay of Plenty. Embark on a charter from Tauranga to catch game fish in the bay or venture to the islands dotted around the sea. Sail aboard a yacht to White Island or Whakaari, an active volcano just 50 kilometres (30 miles) from shore.

At the base of Mauao, the Bay of Plenty’s other prominent volcano, find some of the country’s best surf. Paddle out at Mount Maunganui, a popular resort town, to test your skills alongside locals. Surf amid pods of dolphins and watch for whales in deeper water as you sit atop your board.

Enjoy cultural and culinary offerings in the region’s many towns. Visit Whakatāne for some of the highest temperatures in New Zealand or Katikati for its fresh fruit and historic murals.

The Bay of Plenty is a 3-hour drive south of Auckland and can be reached by car, bus or train. Find hotels and resorts throughout the bay, with the highest concentration around Tauranga.

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