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In an area steeped in gold mining history, the rugged backcountry of Waihi has some of the best short walks in the North Island.
Enjoy the restaurants, bars and cafes of Tauranga’s waterfront Strand or the beach and boutiques of Mount Maunganui, then try something fresh and tasty from the orchards that abound in this aptly named region of plenty which is the heartland of the kiwifruit industry.
The Bay is another of New Zealand’s prime game fishing areas with a good fleet of charter boats operating from Tauranga & Whakatane.
Take a trip to see the smoking volcanic White Island off Whakatane or marvel at it from the shore.
Prices from $200 to $250 per couple
15 minutes from Tauranga city
Minden Heights Bed and Breakfast is a relaxing getaway destination. We provide luxury accommodation in the Bay of Plenty with impressive panoramic views of Mount Maunganui, Matakana Island, Motiti Island and beyond. Located in Te Puna just outside of Tauranga.
Phone: 07 5524610
Mobile (and SMS): 0211681145
Address: 420 Minden Road, RD6, Te Puna, Tauranga
Ohope Homestay, Hosted Self-catering
7 Minutes from Whakatane, 1.30 hrs from Rotorua
A warm welcome to our slice of paradise at our Beachside Homestay. Wonderful sea views from our upstairs decks - wine/home baking and warm hospitality. Downstairs, a fully self contained private apartment has three bedrooms, two bathrooms(one an ensuite). Families welcomed.
Phone: 07 312 4112
Mobile (and SMS): 0272866824
Address: 283A Pohutukawa Avenue, Ohope
Whakatane B&B, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $160 to $240 per couple
25 mins from Te Puke or Whakatane, 1 hr to Rotorua, 40mins to Tauranga.
Halfway between Te Puke and Whakatane on the Pacific Coast, Mimiha Valley is a no-exit road which follows the Mimiha stream, a beautiful, peaceful, sheltered spot with farmland and lovely views, and very central to Tauranga, Rotorua, Whakatane and Ohope beach, 840 metres from the main road & beach.
Phone: 07 322 2224
Mobile (and SMS): 0274605958
Address: 84 Mimiha Rd, Pikowai, Matata
Prices from $195 to $260 per couple
15 minutes to Tauranga, or 40 minutes to Rotorua.
Aura Lodge is a little piece of sub-tropical paradise in the sunny Bay of Plenty. An eco-friendly mud brick home set in over three acres of beautiful rural countryside and gardens. Unwind in the secluded spa and sauna or stroll through unique gardens to meet resident animals.
Phone: 07 543 5053
Mobile (and SMS): 0272236866
Address: 405 Glue Pot Road, Oropi, Tauranga
Tauranga B&B, Farmstay
Prices from $172 to $207 per couple
20 minutes to Tauranga restaurants -45 minutes to Rotorua via SH36
Welcome to Mount Tutu hideaway! Stay in enchanting Bush Whare (Cabin) amidst Rainforest and Birdsong in a protected National Trust property with ancient trees. Included in the tariff: Experience a magical evening Glow-Worm Tour, a hearty Breakfast and a morning Rainforest Eco-Tour (if 2 nights).
Phone: 07 544 3481
Freephone: 0800 124 377
Address: 1190 Ohauiti Road, R.D. 3, Tauranga
Katikati B&B, Homestay, Farmstay
Prices from $195 to $250 per couple
93a Walker Road East, Katikati
Welcome to Villa93 Luxury Lodge and the beautiful Bay of Plenty. We are a boutique Bed and Breakfast providing luxury accommodation, warm hospitality and superb food made by your own private chef during your stay. Local produce is just one of the many attractions here in the Bay!
Phone: 027 454 1896
Address: 93a Walker Road East, Aongatete, Katikati
Prices from $300 to $350 per couple
We are situated 7 minutes south of Katikati township and 30 minutes north of Tau
Each luxurious cabin is fully equipped with everything you need from bedding, cutlery etc to wine glasses and bathrobes. A stunning breakfast hamper is delivered to you doorstep in the morning and an evening meal can be preordered if required.
Phone: 07 5490 962
Mobile (and SMS): 027 272 4799
Address: 202c Thompsons Track, Katikati, Bay of Plenty
Prices from $230 to $275 per couple
2 1/2 hrs form Auckland, 10 mins from Tauranga Airport & 1 hr from Rotorua
Matua lodge incorporates every contempory comfort with modern technology. Peaceful surroundings with excellent flow to outdoor entertainment areas. Guests enjoy spectacular views of the harbour and Mount Maunganui . The guest rooms are spacious and luxurious each with their own private bathroom.
Mobile (and SMS): 0211122223
Address: 9 Levers Road, Matua
Opotiki Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $175 to $280 per couple
Just off State Highway 2 at Ohiwa. 34kms from Whakatane and 10kms from Opotiki
Relax in your Beach Apartment and Enjoy the views of Ohiwa Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Listen to the waves lapping on the shore. A Fantastic Destination or a Great place to Begin or End your East Coast Journey. Explore or Relax...the Option is Yours
Phone: 07 73154649
Mobile (and SMS): 0277781866
Address: 215, Ohiwa Beach Road, RD2,
Prices from $135 to $145 per couple
3 hrs to Auckland, 1hr to Rotorua , 45 min to Matamata
Sitting proudly on landscaped grounds and beautiful gardens in the quiet inner city suburb of Matua , The Cypresses is one of the area’s original homesteads. The west facing private suite has its own entrance, bedroom, living room and bathroom with laundry. Breakfast is provisioned in the suite
Phone: 07 576 6406
Mobile (and SMS): 021 231 5342
Address: 25 Ranui Street,Matua,Tauranga
Mt Maunganui B&B
Prices from $125 to $155 per couple
2 hours 30 minutes Auckland; 1 hour Rotorua; 45 minutes Hobbiton.
We have been operating as a real bed & breakfast for 17 years at one of New Zealand's most popular holiday destinations, Mount Maunganui. There are great sea views from our Guest Lounge. We have 3 rooms all with their own ensuite or bathroom. Full continental plus cooked breakfast.
Phone: 07 574 0960
Mobile (and SMS): 0212380598
Address: 21b Oceanbeach Road
Opotiki Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $120 per couple
Fruit Forest is located 12kms East of Opotiki 2kms inland.
Situated in beautiful Opotiki, Eastern Bay of Plenty, Fruit Forest offers a unique and peaceful environment in which you can experience New Zealand tranquility at its best. You will be welcomed to our stylish self contained studio with views across a private bush clad valley to the ocean. Free Wi-Fi
Mobile (and SMS): 0272486432
Address: 197 Omarumutu Rd Opotiki
Tauranga B&B, Homestay, Farmstay
Prices from $149 to $179 per couple
20 min from Tauranga and 45 min from Rotorua, ideal as a base to explore from
We are on the doorstep of the beautiful Otanewainuku Forest with its giant Rimu trees, with three walks to explore. Ideal as a central base to explore from - Tauranga, Rotorua, Hobbiton in Matamata as well as the Waitomo caves. Our country studio is brand new, with en-suite, kitchenette, and WIFi.
Phone: 64 (0)21 2294505
Mobile (and SMS): 0212294505
Address: 599 Mountain Rd, Oropi, Tauranga
Prices from $149 to $249 per couple
Papamoa close to Mt Mauganui and a stroll to the beach.
Relax in private luxury at Casa del Mare Boutique Bed & Breakfast, with a stroll to the beach. Our elegant Suites "Rome" & "Paris" feature luxury king size beds, a private guest / business lounge, courtyard, sun drenched gardens with a fabulous sea view while indulging in the breakfast delights.
Phone: 07 5422581
Mobile (and SMS): 027 2977244
Address: 35 Monticello Key, Papamoa ,Tauranga