Destination guide

Explore the majestic setting in Bay of Plenty

Enjoy the culture and other features of Bay of Plenty. This romantic city is known for its spas, hot springs and cafes. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Sightseeing in and around Bay of Plenty

Do you want to discover things to do in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Bay of Plenty a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Whakatane Golf Club (10.7 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Ohope International Golf Club (18.5 mi / 29.8 km)
  • Longridge Park (25.5 mi / 41 km)
  • Kiwi360 (27.6 mi / 44.4 km)
  • Government Gardens Golf (29.8 mi / 47.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Bay of Plenty

Travellers love Bay of Plenty for its relaxing hot springs and panoramic lake views. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Bay of Plenty is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pohaturoa (12.5 mi / 20.1 km)
  • Maraetotara Reserve (15 mi / 24.2 km)
  • Ohope Beach (15.1 mi / 24.2 km)
  • Tarawera Falls (18.3 mi / 29.4 km)
  • Mount Tarawera (19.6 mi / 31.6 km)
  • Lake Rotoiti (21 mi / 33.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Bay of Plenty

The nearest airport is in Whakatane (WHK), located 10.1 mi (16.3 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional), which is 26.3 mi (42.4 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Bay of Plenty?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,352 holiday lettings around Bay of Plenty. From 153 flats & apartments to 995 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Bay Of Plenty?

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside... said... absolutely everyone. Find the ideal home away from home for your posse and you'll be well on your way to basking in beachy bliss! HomeAway has 167 beachside holiday homes. Alternatively, you might be interested in trying another type of setting. HomeAway has no lack of choices, including:

  • 107 water-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 98 beachfront holiday accommodation options.
  • 92 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Bay Of Plenty?

If you want to live like a local and love a bit of extra space and privacy, renting a whole house is the way to go. There are 1,104 houses currently on HomeAway. Prices start at £32 per night. Or maybe you'd rather choose one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • Apartment: 170 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £36 per night.
  • Cottage: 71 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £33 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 67 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £23 per night.

Can I stay in Bay Of Plenty in a large group?

There's nothing more memorable than staying somewhere completely new with close friends and family. The great news is HomeAway has some places suitable for large groups. The leading choice for bigger groups here are house holiday rentals, and we have 278 available. Around the area, the rental options that are suitable for larger sized groups include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we have 359 properties suited to that size. Book a night from just £36.
  • If you have 8 in your group, you'll be pleased to find out that there are 257 rental properties that are perfect. Prices begin at just £33 a night.
  • Organising a trip away with 10 guests? We have 125 properties for rent that will be perfect. Prices begin at just £62 per night.

Your whole squad will be well looked after when you arrange your Bay Of Plenty travels with us!

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