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Bay of Plenty Visitor Information

Welcome to the Bay of Plenty Visitor Information page, which is dedicated to providing unbiased information on "whats happening" on the east coast region of New Zealand.



Located east of the Kaimai-Mamaku Ranges and south of the peninsula of Coromandel, this nature paradise was named by Captain James Cook when he sailed into the bay aboard the HM Endeavour in the 18th century.

The region includes the scenic towns of Tauranga, Mount Maunganui, Katikati, Papamoa, Te Puke, Paengaroa and Waihi Beach.

The Bays beautiful harbours, white sand, tranquil setting and rolling surf beach's, has made this region one of the country's premier holiday destinations. And because of its mild winters and warm summers, the Bay of Plenty has become the retirement capital of New Zealand.

Theres a smorgasboard of fun activities and attractions to enjoy, while in the heart of Tauranga, the plethora of bars, restaurants and specialty stores, make shopping or dining a delight. Visitors can also enjoy first-class cuisine and premium New Zealand wines at numerous eating establishments in the city.

Tauranga City located on the shores of a natural harbour, is a city dominated by the sea. Its marinas hold thousands of yachts and launches, while fishing charter boat operators are always ready to take you to the off shore waters in search of Marlin or other sport fish.

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