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Destinations - Bay of Plenty Region

The Bay of Plenty enjoys a sunny climate, ideal for growing subtropical fruits, exported through the Port of Tauranga (NZ's largest export port) along with timber, paper & dairy products. N of Tauranga is Katikati, see its murals & visit the craftspeople.

The Bay of Plenty has outstanding surf beaches at Mount Maunganui & Ohope. Catch a fishing charter to the marlin waters of Mayor Island.

Walk around the base of Mount Maunganui or hike 1.5km to its volcanic cone summit; enjoy an exhilarating jet boat ride on Kaituna river.

Drive to Waioeka Scenic Reserve near Opotiki for bush scenery, river rafting, canoeing & swimming.

Fly to White Island by helicopter, or catch a launch from Whakatane; explore the seething, rumbling volcanic landscape.

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