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Things to do in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

TAURANGA ADVENTURES

The Bay of Plenty’s scenic location and natural resources provide an ideal place to test your adventurous spirit. Explore the great outdoors and choose from lots of fun and exhilarating activities.
WHALE ISLAND CRUISE SNORKEL

WHALE ISLAND CRUISE SNORKEL

Join us by boat to the surrounding waters of Moutohora Island, a wildlife reserve home to rare birds, penguins and seals. Snorkel the waters, light lunch & refreshments inclusive.
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Dolphin Seafaris

Dolphin Seafaris will take you on a marine adventure to watch or swim with wild dolphins in their natural habitat. 4-5 hour trips departing daily from Tauranga and Mount Maunganui in our stable and comfortable high speed launch.
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Aerius Helicopters Hobbiton Movie Set

Aerius Helicopters Hobbiton Movie Set

Fly to the Hobbiton Movie Set where you will be guided through the 1,250 acre working sheep and cattle farm to the site used in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies.
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WHITE ISLAND

White Island lies 49km offshore from Whakatane and is one of the world’s most accessible volcanos. Most of this geological giant lies underneath the water but the top 321m sticks out above the ocean, forming a circular island that’s approximately 2km wide.
White Island

White Island Tours

Join the White Island Tours crew for a 5-6 hour adventure to explore New Zealand's only active marine volcano - White Island (Whakaari)
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Frontier Helicopters White Island Volcano Adventure

FRONTIER HELICOPTERS

Truly a unique experience to a continuously active, living and breathing volcano. An essential destination for all visiting New Zealand.
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AERIUS HELICOPTERS WHITE ISLAND VOLCANO TOUR

Once in a lifetime opportunity to land and walk in the crater of New Zealand's most active volcano.
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Tauranga.
The gateway to the Bay of Plenty region.

This pristine coastal region is blessed with 125km of white sandy beaches.
Charming small towns and a large cosmopolitan city will provide you with plenty of outdoor activities, art, culture, scenic attractions, superb shopping and dining.