Thanks to relatively mild winters on the northern coast of North Island, Bay of Plenty lives up to its name in terms of things to do in the area. Bay of Plenty is New Zealand’s warmest region, and even during the winter, average temperatures hover between 9 and 16 degrees Celsius. There are many beaches along the 129km stretch of the bay, and the warm climate brings a lot of people here. As such, Tauranga is an urban centre nestled up to the beach, with about 134,000 people. Even though it may be too cold to go in the water in winter, a walk along the beach still lets you see the beautiful blue waters and stunning vistas alongside beach attractions on the edge of the city. Three mountains in the area’s western portion, most notably Mount Maunganui, offer fantastic views of the bay and the city. These beautiful areas also play an important part of New Zealand history. Maori legend says that migration canoes made landfall in the Bay of Plenty as the Maori people settled in this region. James Cook made first contact with the Maori in 1769, and he named this area Bay of Plenty for the abundant food sources here.
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Rotorua Canopy Tours is a guided 3 hour eco adventure through the evergreen native forests of the Mamaku Plateau only minutes from Rotorua. It is the # 1 ranked activity in the North Island on TripAdvisor.
For 3 hours, escorted by 2 highly trained guides with no more than 10 people, you will experience one of the North Island’s last remaining remnants of untouched forest in the most exciting and unique of ways.
Be inspired by the beauty of the forest and the excitement of the ziplines while losing yourself to the power of nature on a journey you will remember forever.
Waimangu Volcanic Valley is Rotorua's premier tourist attraction and a ‘must do’ eco-experience when you visit Rotorua. Our exciting thermal attraction and sightseeing tours include unique ecology, rare botany and fascinating geothermal features such as steaming volcanic crater lakes. A protected scenic reserve and wildlife refuge, Waimangu Volcanic Valley geothermal park encompasses beautiful Lake Rotomahana and is set in pristine New Zealand bush. Waimangu Volcanic Valley is just 20 minutes south of Rotorua and 40 minutes north of Taupo.
We offer a range of self-guided eco tours and walks through this geothermal park, from a 45 minute walk to an extended 4 hours of discovery through our amazing Valley.
An evening at Mitai will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture leaving you amazed and in awe. Enter the world of Mitai. Be enthralled by the natural bush setting, see warriors in traditional dress paddle an ancient warrior canoe (waka) down the Wai-o-whiro stream, and don’t miss your only opportunity in the Rotorua area to see glow worms in their natural habitat. Marvel at the crystal clear water full of eels and trout, flowing directly from the earth at the sacred Fairy Spring. See your traditionally cooked hangi meal being lifted from the ground. During our cultural performance, you’ll learn about our past, carvings and ta moko (tattoo art). Be captivated by the displays of weaponry and combat, coupled with the grace and beauty of the poi dance. You’ll be amazed by the spine tingling haka finale. The Mitai family is proud to have created a sacred and spiritual place that offers you an indigenous cultural experience like no other.
Violent and unexpected, the volcanic eruption of Mt Tarawera on 10 June 1886 was one of New Zealand's greatest natural disasters. For over four hours, rocks, ash, and mud bombarded the peaceful village of Te Wairoa, ending more than 150 lives and destroying the eighth wonder of the world: The Pink and White Terraces. But the story doesn’t end there…
Thanks to the sensitive redevelopment by three generations of the Smith family, The Buried Village of Te Wairoa is now one of New Zealand’s most-visited historical sites, providing visitors a picture of what life was like at the village before, during, and after the eruption.
Established in 1931, The Buried Village of Te Wairoa features an award-winning museum, with excavated objects over 80 years old, and an extensive archaeological site set in 12 acres of meadow and native bush. Detailed signage provides a rich narrative of the people who visited and lived in the village. Enjoy the waterfall trail walking path.
From the pool you can enjoy the relaxing temperatures ranging from 34-35 degrees (summer) 36-37 degrees (winter).
Our hot water comes from a bore on-site 400mtrs deep.
It is safe to put your head under water.
Tree-shaded campground with hot pool on site for you to enjoy. We offer basic sites to pitch a tent or park your campervan, caravan or RV.
Swimming is available in our lovely hot pool at a discounted daily rate for campers of Adults $8.00 and Senior/Children $4.00.
All sites are non-powered and are to be vacated by 10am of last booked day.
Non-powered Site: Camping ONLY - Use of changing rooms and toilets.
Adult: $15.00 Per night
Child: $10.00 Per night
Come, relax & enjoy the beautiful scenery surrounding the pool.
Burger/Chips & Swim Deal for $18.
Nestled amongst lush park-like grounds, and perfectly situated to take advantage of the Bay of Plenty’s lakes, rivers, mountains and beaches, Awakeri Hot Springs offers a beautifully peaceful holiday park, just 10 minutes drive from Whakatane. Both our holiday park guests and the general public can take a dip in our Awakeri thermal hot pools. Our large outdoor hot pool and our private spas are all filled with natural mineral water of around 38 degrees Celsius. Our Whakatane accommodation includes comfortable Park Motels, Tourist Flats and Tourist Cabins. Or bring your tent, caravan or motor home and enjoy the true tranquillity of our Awakeri holiday park on one of our Campsites. With great accommodation options, ideal holiday park facilities and a stunning location, you’ll find that Awakeri Hot Springs has the recipe for your perfect Bay of Plenty holiday!Visit Awakeri Hot Springs and Holiday Park
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