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Bay of Plenty Free Visitor Attractions, New Zealand

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YATTON PARK - Park Vale, Tauranga

Location: Bay of Plenty - Tauranga

Take a stroll through the beautiful trees of Yatton Park, both a city and nationally significant Arboretum. The trees were planted in 1866 and have grown to become some of the tallest of their species in New..(more)

FERGUSSON PARK - Tauranga, Matua

Location: Bay of Plenty - Tauranga

Fergusson Park is a dog-friendly playground for all. Coastal walkway with views across Tauranga harbour to Matakana Island and The Mount. Kiteboarding, paddleboarding, Tauranga Astronomical Society Observatory, children's play area. Limited free overnight parking for self contained..(more)



Location: Bay of Plenty - Katikati

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Haiku are small word paintings of nature which bring out emotion in the reader. Explore Katikati’s Haiku Pathway, the largest collection of haiku 'stones' outside..(more)

KAIATE FALLS - Welcome Bay, Tauranga

Location: Bay of Plenty - Tauranga

Bush walk and waterfall, just 15 minutes from Tauranga (off Welcome Bay Rd). The Kaiate Stream drops over bluffs in a series of waterfalls that plummet into clear pools. Moss and fern-fringed cliffs. A beautiful location to..(more)


Location: Bay of Plenty

Situated at the base of the Coromandel Range, the Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway follows the old railway line between Paeroa and Waihi, giving access to impressive remains from the mining and railway..(more)



Location: Bay of Plenty - Tauranga

This spectacular walk passes through the relics of the Talisman and Crown mining operations in Karangahake Gorge. This spectacular walk passes through the relics of the Talisman and Crown mining..(more)


MCLAREN FALLS PARK - Kaimai Ranges, Tauranga

Location: Bay of Plenty - Tauranga

190 hectare parkland, exotic trees, waterfalls, walkways, cafe, kayaking, placid lake, equestrian area, camping, school camps, glow worms, bush walks. A photographer's paradise. McClaren Falls is in the Kaimai Ranges, just 15 minutes from..(more)


Location: Bay of Plenty - Tauranga

Moturiki Island | Leisure Island is a popular visitor attraction just off Mount Maunganui’s Main Beach. It's connected to the beach and you can simply walk across and enjoy the views, the crashing waves and watch the surfers just off the..(more)

ONGARAHU PA & HUHARUA RESERVE - Plummers Point, Tauranga

Location: Bay of Plenty - Tauranga

The historic Ongarahu Pa is one of the most well preserved defensive fortifications known in New Zealand. Walk through a waharoa (entrance shelter outside the pa), past palisades around a trench and across a bridge to enter the headland pa site. Parking, toilets, overnight campervan parking, dog friendly..(more)

OROKAWA BAY - Waihi Beach

Location: Bay of Plenty - Waihi Beach

Imagine a secluded, pohutukawa-fringed, un-spoilt beach all to yourself, no car access. Surrounded by coastal forest. Waterfall walk. This is Orokawa Bay - just a 45 minute hill walk from the northern end of Waihi..(more)


Location: Bay of Plenty - Papamoa

45 minute hill climb through pine forest, native bush and farmland to reach the summit (224 metres) with panoramic coastal views, including The Mount (Mt Maunganui), Tauranga, Te Puke and towards Whakatane. At the summit is a former Maori pa site which, with terracing still visible, fires the..(more)

TE PUNA QUARRY PARK - Whakamarama, Tauranga

Location: Bay of Plenty - Tauranga

Te Puna Quarry Park gives visitors a chance to view tranquil gardens in an amazing environment. Developed by volunteers, there's plenty to see from a fantastic array of orchids and specialty flowers to outdoor sculptures. Unwind and enjoy the panoramic views and relax in one of the many picnic..(more)

THE MINDEN LOOKOUT - Te Puna, Tauranga

Location: Bay of Plenty - Tauranga

To get a perspective on the beautiful Bay of Plenty, head to the Minden Lookout, about 10km west of Tauranga; 286 metres above sea..(more)

THE MOUNT ~ MAUAO - Mt Maunganui

Location: Bay of Plenty - Tauranga

"The Mount" is New Zealand's most popular walk. It's estimated a million people walk up or around the mountain each year. On any given day you will encounter thousands of walkers, runners, parents with pushchairs, old, young - all simply enjoying this beautiful coastal walk /..(more)