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Bay of Plenty

The Bay of Plenty is a region located in the North Island of New Zealand. It is situated on the east coast of the island, and is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the east, and the Kaimai Range to the west. The region is known for its stunning natural beauty, with its white sandy beaches, lush native forests and abundant marine life.

The Bay of Plenty has a rich and diverse history. It was first inhabited by the Maori people, who arrived in the area around the 13th century. The region was then settled by Europeans in the late 1800s, and was the site of a number of battles during the New Zealand Wars.

Today, the Bay of Plenty is an important economic centre for the North Island. It is home to the Port of Tauranga, the largest port in New Zealand, which is a major hub for the export of goods. The region is also a popular tourist destination, with its stunning beaches, forests and marine life attracting visitors from all over the world.

The Bay of Plenty is also home to a number of important historical sites. The Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840, is located in the region, as is the Te Papa Museum, which houses a large collection of Maori artefacts.

The Bay of Plenty is a diverse and vibrant region, with something to offer for everyone. From its stunning natural beauty to its rich cultural heritage, the region is an ideal destination for a holiday or a weekend getaway.

Excursion tips for a day in Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty in New Zealand is a beautiful destination for tourists looking for an exciting day filled with adventure and exploration. Here are some activities you can do in Bay of Plenty on a day:

1. Visit the stunning beaches of the Bay of Plenty and take a swim or go snorkeling.

2. Take a boat tour of the Bay of Plenty and explore its islands and beaches.

3. Visit the iconic Mount Maunganui, the highest point in the Bay of Plenty, and take in the stunning views.

4. Explore the lush rainforest of the Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park and observe the native wildlife.

5. Visit the Tauranga Art Gallery and explore the works of local and international artists.

6. Take a guided tour of the region's geothermal attractions, such as the Te Puia and Wai-O-Tapu thermal areas.

7. Visit the unique and vibrant city of Rotorua and explore its cultural attractions.

8. Go on a kayaking tour of the Bay of Plenty and explore its hidden coves and islands.

9. Wander through the streets of Tauranga and explore its unique shops and cafes.

10. Visit the Whakatane Museum and learn about the history of the region.

Experience Bay of Plenty with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Bay of Plenty. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Bay of Plenty

The Bay of Plenty in New Zealand has a temperate climate with warm summers and mild winters. In summer (December - February) temperatures range from 20 - 25 degrees Celsius and the region is known for its long hours of sunshine. In autumn (March - May) temperatures drop to around 12 - 15 degrees Celsius and the days become shorter and cooler. Winter (June - August) brings cooler temperatures of around 5 - 10 degrees Celsius and more frequent rainfall. Spring (September - November) sees temperatures slowly rising again and more hours of sunshine, making it a great time to visit the Bay of Plenty.

Cruise weather for Bay of Plenty

Our weather forecast for Bay of Plenty helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Apr. 21st 2024 Apr. 21st 2024 max: 18.6 °C
min: 16.7 °C
25.6 m/s
35.6 m/s
78.7 %
21.4 m
83.0 %
1,006 hPa
Apr. 22nd 2024 Apr. 22nd 2024 max: 17.5 °C
min: 14.7 °C
23.8 m/s
27.4 m/s
16.3 %
23.6 m
75.2 %
1,011 hPa
Apr. 23rd 2024 Apr. 23rd 2024 max: 17.5 °C
min: 15.3 °C
25.2 m/s
28.1 m/s
49.8 %
23.1 m
72.7 %
1,020 hPa
Apr. 24th 2024 Apr. 24th 2024 max: 18.4 °C
min: 13.6 °C
28.4 m/s
31.0 m/s
4.2 %
23.7 m
74.3 %
1,019 hPa
Apr. 25th 2024 Apr. 25th 2024 max: 17.7 °C
min: 13.3 °C
19.8 m/s
22.3 m/s
63.0 %
24.1 m
76.0 %
1,014 hPa
Apr. 26th 2024 Apr. 26th 2024 max: 17.8 °C
min: 16.8 °C
31.3 m/s
35.6 m/s
90.4 %
18.8 m
78.5 %
1,004 hPa
Apr. 27th 2024 Apr. 27th 2024 max: 16.7 °C
min: 13.3 °C
45.4 m/s
78.8 m/s
100.0 %
19.3 m
75.8 %
1,002 hPa
Apr. 28th 2024 Apr. 28th 2024 max: 16.1 °C
min: 14.1 °C
50.0 m/s
74.2 m/s
51.5 %
24.1 m
64.5 %
1,013 hPa
Apr. 29th 2024 Apr. 29th 2024 max: 15.9 °C
min: 13.6 °C
29.2 m/s
34.9 m/s
24.0 %
24.1 m
65.2 %
1,019 hPa
Apr. 30th 2024 Apr. 30th 2024 max: 17.4 °C
min: 13.4 °C
23.0 m/s
27.4 m/s
40.4 %
24.1 m
69.7 %
1,020 hPa
May. 1st 2024 May. 1st 2024 max: 17.6 °C
min: 15.5 °C
34.2 m/s
41.2 m/s
75.8 %
23.7 m
76.4 %
1,017 hPa
May. 2nd 2024 May. 2nd 2024 max: 18.1 °C
min: 13.8 °C
46.4 m/s
56.2 m/s
99.2 %
17.3 m
81.5 %
1,004 hPa
May. 3rd 2024 May. 3rd 2024 max: 15.8 °C
min: 12.3 °C
49.0 m/s
66.6 m/s
50.6 %
21.4 m
69.2 %
999 hPa
May. 4th 2024 May. 4th 2024 max: 14.3 °C
min: 10 °C
31.3 m/s
29.2 m/s
30.1 %
23.9 m
65.9 %
1,008 hPa
May. 5th 2024 May. 5th 2024 max: 16.5 °C
min: 11.7 °C
28.8 m/s
32.8 m/s
39.9 %
24.1 m
67.1 %
1,012 hPa

Cruises to Bay of Plenty

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Scheduled ship calls in Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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