Our Bay of Plenty accommodation allows you to settle in before exploring this region, which is a place of beautiful harbours, long white surf beaches and a sunny, easy going relaxed lifestyle. Everything, including our hotel accommodation is all you need for a blissful holiday.
The Pacific Coast Highway touring route brings travellers into the bay, and the city of Tauranga is often their first port of call. Located on a stunning harbour, Tauranga is a thriving commercial centre with a passion for good food, wine and stylish shopping. Across the harbour, the horizon is dominated by the volcanic cone of Mauao. The mountain is shrouded in legend and history; it also provides an excellent hiking challenge. Mount Maunganui, the resort town at the base of the mountain, is focused on surf, adventure and fun. The white sand beach that begins here doesn’t stop until it reaches Whakatane, 100km to the east. Whakatane is the launching pad for expeditions to White Island, New Zealand's only active marine volcano. There are three main features that make up the Bay of Plenty region.
Mauao (Mount Maunganui)
Guarding the entrance to Tauranga Harbour, Mauao was the landing place of the Takitimu waka. Takitimu was one of the ocean-going migration canoes that made the trip from Hawaiki to New Zealand in about 1290 AD.
The stylish surf town of Mount Maunganui buzzes with adventure and activity. There's everything from surf lifesaving and beach volleyball to kite surfing, parasailing, jet skiing and surfing competitions.
Walking on an active volcano is a once in a lifetime opportunity. White Island hisses, fumes, belches and rumbles with geothermal action. It's accessible by launch and helicopter from Whakatane.
Our Bay of Plenty accommodation allows you to enjoy the summer, which is pure magic, with activities that make the most of the sun, sea and sand. There are numerous charter boats available to whisk you to White Island for fishing and diving adventures. Adrenalin seekers can choose from a range of thrilling experiences, including blokarting, jet boating and white water rafting. Nature lovers can swim with the dolphins, visit farms and orchards or wander for miles along the beach.