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Western Bay of Plenty: it's the beaches...

With no less than 12km of white sandy beach reaching from Mount Maunganui to Papamoa and a wide coastline that stretches for 125km, it sure is hard to beat. Read the story . . . 

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Family fun

The Waterworks: wet and wonderful

A whole lot of Kiwi ‘number 8 wire’ thinking has gone into creating The Waterworks in Coromandel.  Read the story . . . 

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Road trips

Must-Do's: North Island Road Trips Travel Guide

Read or download our full Must-Do's guide to find attractions, activities, experiences and accommodation on your next North Island road trip! Read the story . . . 

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Hamilton Gardens: beautifully curated spaces inspired by the world

Savour native woodland and gardens of the world beyond through beautifully curated spaces inspired by Europe, India and Asia. Read the story . . . 

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Meet the exotic residents of Katikati Bird Gardens

On the edge of Tauranga Harbour you can wander through beautiful gardens with exotic birds for company.  Read the story . . . 

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Waitomo Glowworm Caves: a cave aglow with lights

Glide along the Waitomo River under a magical, breathtaking canopy of thousands of glowworms. Read the story . . . 

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Discover the hidden lagoon on sacred Donut Island

Visit Whenuakura Wildlife Sanctuary or Donut Island – a sacred spot with a hidden lagoon just off the coast of Whangamatā.  Read the story . . . 

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14 ideas for summer exploring in the Bay of Plenty

From Waihī Beach to Ōpōtiki, there’s plenty to do, see and delve into in the Bay of Plenty. Here’s our pick of 14 places and activities to enjoy on a summer’s day in the Bay.   Read the story . . . 

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Walking

Climb the Pinnacles in The Coromandel

Climb to the top of the Pinnacles in the heart of the Coromandel Forest Park for panoramic views of the peninsula. Read the story . . . 

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Whanganui A Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve

Whanganui A Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve on the Coromandel Peninsula is close to some of the most beautiful and popular coastline in this area. Read the story . . . 

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Port Waikato: where river meets sea

Those unfamiliar with New Zealand geography are often surprised to find the Waikato River, which they first met at Taupō, cropping up again and again as they drive north. Read the story . . . 

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New Chums Beach: idyllic sandy seclusion

Walk through native nīkau and pōhutukawa forest to idyllic, sandy seclusion on the Coromandel Coast. Read the story . . . 

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