Inspiration for a magical summer in the Bay

Visitors enjoying spotting dolphins with Bay Explorer Bay of Plenty.

There’s no place like the Bay in summer! Make the most of your holidays with some of these local activities.

Craft beer paradise

Spend an afternoon sampling delicious Bay of Plenty craft beer with Brewbus. Visit:

Exciting Riverbugging

Getting out on the whitewater in the local awa (rivers) provides a refreshing shot of adrenaline and excitement. Visit:

See the Bay from the air

What better way to see the Bay than from the air? Take a flight or a tandem skydive this summer. Visit: or:

Kayaking adventures

Explore the beauty of Moutohora (Whale Island) or a magical glow worm canyon by kayak. Visit: or:

Magical marine life

Head out on a boat tour and spot dolphins, penguins, seals, whales, sharks, even orca or turtles! Visit:, or:

Taste the Bay

Take a local foodie tour and sample delicious Bay specialties like craft beer and cider, cheese, chocolate and more! Visit: or:

Visit the Historic Village

Original and replica buildings from early Tauranga, funky shops, markets and fun! Open 7 days a week, free entry. Visit: 

V8 Trikes

Take a tour on an exciting V8 Trike! Cruise down the Mount Main Beach or head to other areas of the Bay for spectacular coastal views. Visit: www. 

Visit: for more ideas or ask a local expert at either the Tauranga i-SITE (103 The Strand) or the Mount Maunganui Satellite i-SITE in Mount Maunganui’s central urban space, Te Papa o Nga Manu Porotakataka.

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