DISCOVER THE BEST OF BAY OF PLENTY
The name ‘Bay of Plenty’ was given by the English explorer James Cook during his late 18th century exploration of New Zealand who described it as such because of the abundance of materials and resources in the region. Around Tauranga, the most populated area in the region, you can find bountiful crops of fruit, fresh seafood and local wine.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE REGION
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The bay contains numerous islands, notably the active volcano White Island, accessible by helicopter, and is also the area where many large rivers meet the sea. Mount Maunganui offers superb beaches attracting sun seekers, surfers and sailors all year round, but also supports the urban lifestyle, alongside Tauranga, with designer shopping, local cuisine, and entertainment and lifestyle facilities.