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Tuhua Marine Reserve

Tuhua (Mayor Island) is a collapsed volcano on the edge of the continental shelf in the Bay of Plenty region. 

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Whakaari White Island: a moonscape of volcanic desolation

Volcanoes are a bit like big dogs.

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Mauao Mount Maunganui

Those enthusiastic travelling types (of which you are clearly one!) always say that the view is worth the climb, but...

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White Island Whakaari

Just in case you felt things were getting a bit, you know, sedate here, the great Kiwi Travelling Experience throws...

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Ohope Beach

Cruise a little further along the coast from the very pleasant town that is Whakatane, and you’ll hit Ohope Beach.

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Mauao Mount Maunganui: holiday hotspot

The proper Maori name of Mauao — or ‘the Mount’, as most New Zealanders tend to call it these days — has a certain poetry that ‘Maunganui’ (‘big hill’) does not.

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Must-do surf breaks

Mad-keen surfer Paul Hersey chooses five of the best surf beaches for Kiwis.

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Motels (Self-Contained) > Holiday Parks > Activities

Sapphire Springs Holiday Park & Thermal Pools

A family owned holiday park set in 32 hectares of beautiful native forest at the foot of the Kaimai Ranges. A haven in the bush bordered by a spark...

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The Pavilion Boutique Accommodation

The Pavilion Boutique Accommodation - "Absolute Beachfront", Mt Maunganui - Bay of Plenty. Fully self-contained 1, 2, 3-bedroom and Penthouse Apart...

From $34

Holiday Parks > Activities

Awakeri Hot Springs Holiday Park

16km from Whakatane on the main Rotorua/Whakatane highway. Set in an established bush setting. 109 power caravan sites (all with on-site water and ...

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From $125

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Durham Motor Inn

Durham Motor Inn is a property offering superb value for money, excellent customer service and spacious, comfortable rooms to suit everybody. We ar...

Activities > Entertainment > Air Transport

Aerius Helicopters

Tauranga-based Aerius Helicopters are your flight specialists in the Bay of Plenty, Rotorua and Coromandel regions. Our services range from unforge...

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From $99

Hotels > Motels (Self-Contained)

White Island Rendezvous

Nestled between the Whakatane River and a Pohutukawa tree lined escarpment lies White Island Rendezvous. Whether you're travelling for leisure or i...

From $349

Activities > Natural Attractions

White Island Tours

Look, listen, smell, touch, taste - touring the inner crater of an active volcano is truly an all-round sensory experience! Begin your White Isla...


Marshalls Animal Park

Situated adjacent to McLaren Falls Park, this unique attraction is 35 acres of friendly animals and fun. Well-planned walkways guide you to a close...