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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Backed by thl and their combined decades of experience in the tourism and motorhome industry, Mighway allows you to rent your vehicle to discerning travellers so you can earn money and share the experience. Mighway offers two levels of service to best suit your needs, Mighway's Local and Managed services. Simply choose your level of service - whether it's the hands-on Local service, or hands-off Managed - and we'll take good care of the rest.LEARN MORE
Set amongst the native trees and beautiful forests of Rotorua, Rainbow Springs Nature Park offers a fun-packed and educational experience for the whole family. Learn about New Zealand’s fascinating natural history and get up close and personal with the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home.
Make sure you take a ride on the Big Splash, and don't forget to head to the crowd-pleasing free-flight Bird Show. Also, each day our team of experts run special Encounters which allow you to get closer than ever to some of our favourite park residents including trout, reptiles and native birds.
For an unforgettable experience, upgrade to our Kiwi Encounter Behind the Scenes Tour to see exactly how we're helping kiwi at the biggest kiwi hatchery in the world. Every tour booked is a 100% donation to our kiwi conservation program.
1989 was the year it all began. Doug and Mike Tamaki forged a turning point for tourism in Rotorua and forever changed the way people from around the world experienced cultural storytelling. Two kiwi cowboys doing things a bit differently. From old school buses to hot-rod Harleys and roundabout sing-alongs, a new storyline was unfolding and the families, couples, the globetrotters from near and far were all on board the one-of-a-kind Tamaki Māori Village experience. Now 30 years later, Tamaki has become an iconic brand in tourism – a leading force that pioneers and inspires through authentic and meaningful cultural experiences that the world continues to applaud and celebrate. Tamaki Māori Village is the most award-winning cultural attraction in New Zealand and was voted the 7th best experience in the world by TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice award in 2018.
At Paradise Valley Springs, visitors can interact with a variety of New Zealand wildlife . Guest have the opportunity to hand-feed animals such as deer, pigs, thar and wallabies. See Rainbow and Brown Trout in our crystal-clear pools, and wild in the Ngongotaha Stream that winds through our park. Get up close to friendly farm animals in the lovely streamside farmwalk. View native New Zealand birds and waterfowl on our wetlands. Taste pure spring water straight from our natural spring, or purchase some of our own bottled 'Paradise Pure' to take away with you. Experience our elevated rainforest treetops walkway, hidden six metres high amongst bush and huge native trees. Get close to our lion pride and check out our exciting lion feeding at 2.30pm every day.
From grassroots beginnings in the 1980’s and the founding of the Wingspan Charitable Trust in 1992, Wingspan is now recognized as New Zealand’s leading conservation, education and research organization for birds of prey. Wingspan Bird of Prey Centre was established in Rotorua in 2002. At Wingspan’s core is a commitment to the conservation of the threatened ‘Karearea’ New Zealand falcon. Being part of New Zealand’s unique natural heritage, falcons are a taonga (treasured) species to tangata whenua (Māori, people of the land). Wingspan supports wild populations directly by releasing captive bred falcons and rehabilitating injured wild birds. Through research and advocacy, Wingspan also supports long-term sustainable conservation action by identifying the reasons for the decline in wild populations and promoting action to reverse this. The Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre is a place where people can visit and see birds of prey up close during interactive flying displays, hosted by the country’s leading experts. The displays showcase the spectacular flying skills of these amazing birds and are a unique educational experience enjoyed by children and adults alike.
Willowhaven provides low cost accommodation. Our chalets, tourist flats, cabins have shower and cooking facilities and if you are camping there are two modern amenities blocks. Rotorua is a special place to visit. An area of intense volcanic acivity, it has rightly earned it's alternative name of 'The Sulphur City' with impressive examples of bubbling mud pools, exploding geysers and evidence of geothermal activity practically everywhere you look. But Rotorua is not only known for what lies below. Rotorua has some of the richest Maori culture in New Zealand and a great place to experience a Maori concert in a Marae (meeting house) and to partake of a traditional 'Hangi' banquet. Rotorua is a beautiful city to explore in it's own right, a fact recognised by being acknowledged as New Zealand's most Beautiful City for 3 years in a row. The Government Gardens are a pleasure to walk through.Visit Willowhaven Holiday Park
Dedicated Campervan and Sleepercar sites in the city. Quiet, sheltered, harbourside location. We are a mobile home park with power & non-power sites. including tent sites and cyclist sites We also have 10 standard one room cabins (private backpacker room for 2) also 2 ensuite cabins. Situated behind 'z' Service station on 15th Ave. We are known as having very clean facilities and a friendly welcome (owner operated). No groups, pool or playground. Central location to local attractions, hospital, sports grounds & citizens club.Visit Tauranga Tourist Park
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