Bay of Plenty Travel Guide

  • Rotorua
    by Spearfish
  • A Good Show
    A Good Show
    by rabbit06
  • White Island
    by moirholj
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See all 488 Rotorua Tips
  • Wai-O-Tapu

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Rotorua Things to Do

    Even if you have been to Yellow stone park, here is still a must see wonder. The large area covered with various geothermal craters and hot springs and unlike in Yellow Stone, the color come from minerals instead of bacterias. NZ$32 an adult, well worth it.

  • Silver Fern Resort Rotorua

    Rotorua Hotels

    We (3 of us) spent 5 weeks in Australia and New Zealand. The Silver Fern was by far the nicest...

  • Deli Roasts

    Rotorua Restaurants

    Actually this amazing place is better than the title I gave it above. It’s actually full Roast Dinners to Takeaway! And they don’t just give you good portions, they give you HUGE portions! When one of the people in my travelling party did not feel well, they mentioned that when they had visited England that a full English Roast Dinner had made...


Mount Maunganui

  • Climb the mount

    Mount Maunganui Things to Do

    One thing that is great to do at the mount is walk up it, but why not try and run it. Locals every day are running up and down , faster than i can walk up it , and with a steep incline you will surely tone up fast. Watching the sun go down was also my favorite, with all the lambs grazing around the edge, you wouldn’t tell your in a town.

  • Harbour City Motor Inn

    Mount Maunganui Hotels

    50 Wharf Street, Tauranga, 3110, New Zealand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Zeytin Cafe

    5 out of 5 stars

    Mount Maunganui Restaurants

    A fantastic and relatively new cafe in Mount Maunganui with harbourside views Very inexpensive Fabulous choices Homemade freshly baked on site Turkish breads, with variety of tapenades and dips, pita breads, kebabs, mousakkas ........delicious Borec..layers of filo pastry with feta cheese, tomato, spring onions, fresh herbs served with salad...



See all 20 Tauranga Tips
  • Historic village

    Tauranga Things to Do

    On 17th avenue, and free to get in but very dead at 430pm on a Winter SaturdayOld recreated village with old buildings and a cafe with art and craft shopsWorth stopping off for a bit and probably better when busy!

  • The Sebel Trinity Wharf Tauranga

    Tauranga Hotels

    While residing at The Sebel Trinity Wharf Tauranga, I encountered some splendid scenery and service...

  • Fresh fish

    Tauranga Restaurants

    Bobs fresh fish market with fish and chips for $8 is legendary and very busy. We went on a monday lunchtime and had to wait 20mins but it was very very good fresh fish. Chips, whilst not on a par with the UK were some of the better I've had in nz. A must do when in tauranga.”



See all 15 Whakatane Tips
  • Roquette Restaurant and Bar

    Whakatane Restaurants

    Roquette Restaurant was such a pleasant surprise and wonderful dining experience in this small coastal town. We dined for lunch so I don't have evening experience, but if I am ever back here overnight will dine here for sure. Located across the road from the river, sadly the water view is obscured, but nice lookout all the same. The ambience is...

  • Livingston Inn

    Whakatane Hotels

    42 Landing Road, Whakatane, 3120, New Zealand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Chill

    Whakatane Things to Do

    Go to White Island, see my White Island page.Take a leisurely stroll around the harbour.Back 15years later.....Kohi Point lookout-awesome views up here of the city and across to Otope beach and out to whale islandOtope beach- massive 11km beach lined with baches and great sceneryThe Sunday market is pretty lame.The statue of Wairaka is also pretty...


White Island

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  • JUST DO IT !!!

    White Island Things to Do

    There is exactly one 'things to do' tip: just visit White Island.Although some companies offer helicopter-flights over the island, I highly recommend to do the guided boat tour from Whakatane with White Island Tours. It is more than worth the money. Total duration of the tour is about 6 hours, including 2 hours visit of the volcano itself. The cost...

  • Pendientes del capitán / Pending on the...

    White Island Transportation

    Llamamos desde Rotorua para ver si había excursion al día siguiente a la Isla de White y nos dijeron que la decisión la tenía que tomar el capitán justo antes de salir , pues el mar estaba revuelto .Quedamos en llamar el día siguiente a primera hora y efectivamente antes de las nueve que llamamos ya teníamos una furgoneta en el camping que nos iba...

  • Alcatraces / Gannet

    White Island Things to Do

    La naturaleza es tozuda y difícil de comprender , pues en esta isla volcánica con altísimos niveles de contaminación gaseosa , de metales y todo lo que uno se pueda imaginar habitan unas de las colonias más importantes de Alcatraces de Nueva Zelanda También los alrededores de la isla son famosos por su buena pesca 8 Atún de cola amarilla , marlin...



See all 2 Maketu Tips
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    Kiwi Fruit Country Park

    by Lozza_9 Written May 5, 2004

    This is actually in Te-puke, its only a short drive.
    This is great place to spend a few hours. You find out how they look after the kiwi's and the tour is great. I would recommend it to everyone.

    The Kiwi Tour bus
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    • Theme Park Trips

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