About Tauranga and the Coastal Bay of Plenty
The coastal Bay of Plenty encompasses everything that’s good about the typical kiwi lifestyle. The sunny ‘Bay’ has long been New Zealand’s top holiday destinations for Kiwis and offers a great mix of fun activities, scenic attractions, culture and top dining experiences.
Tauranga is the region’s main city, and the seaside suburbs of Mount Maunganui and Papamoa are popular destinations thanks to their sandy white beaches. The Bay of Plenty is also home to Te Puke the heart of the kiwifruit industry, Katikati New Zealand’s ‘mural town,’ quiet coastal village of Waihi Beach and historic Maketu.
To tempt your taste buds, sample the Bay of Plenty’s award winning wines and local fare at Mills Reef in Tauranga and The Strand on the Tauranga water front offers a variety of cafes, restaurants and bars, all within walking distance.
Whether you’re after adventure, beach life or a bit of indulgence the regions sunny climate and varied scenery make it the ideal location year round.