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Scenic

The region is home to a beautiful landscape in which to enjoy a full range of activities all year round.

The Bay of Plenty’s pristine coastline is one of many natural scenic attractions, travel inland to discover vibrant green forest parks and reserves with views reaching as far south as Mount Hikurangi.

Explore the Papamoa Hills Cultural Heritage Park, home to over 10 Maori Pa Sites and never ending coastal views or adventure into the living museum, Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park to observe the native foliage and wildlife.

Scenic Lake McLaren offers a multitude of water-based activities for all. Take to the lake in the early hours of the evening for a guided kayak tour with Waimarino and get ready to be ‘wowed’ by the magnificent glow worm canyon.

The region encompasses a number of iconic islands located off stunning coastline offering day or overnight excursions with an abundance of fascinating sea life, equating to renowned fishing conditions. Each Island preserves its own uniqueness from Tuhua (Mayor) Island, the largest pohutukawa Forest in New Zealand to Moutohora (Whale) Island off the shores of Whakatane, home to native New Zealand wildlife and a private hot water beach.