The Bay of Plenty is one of New Zealand's most unique and varied regions. Here, you can experience everything from lush native forests and waterfalls to spectacular beaches and even active geothermal wonders.
Beach lovers flock to Mount Maunganui and Ōhope, where white-sand coastline meets rolling ocean waves. Combined with a high amount of sunshine hours, hitting the beach in the Bay of Plenty is a definite must-do for the region. For those fascinated by lush forests and waterfalls, head to the Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park – home to over 300 kilometres of walking tracks to explore, and the southernmost place in the country where Kauri trees are found.