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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 $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
Whakatane B&B, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $160 to $175 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 $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
Tauranga B&B, Farmstay
Prices from $90 per couple
TePuna Tauranga . Nourish Cafe 2km and The White House restaurant 2.5km
The Orchard Shed accommodation is situated in TePuna a Horticultural area. Your accommodation is self-contained with kitchenette and private bathroom. Enjoy elevated views of the kiwifruit vines from the deck while you sip on your morning coffee and listen to the bird song.
Mobile (and SMS): 0274049474
Address: James Road, Te Puna
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
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
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
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 $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
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