The Bay of Plenty covers a fairly large area and includes the popular towns of Tauranga, Kati Kati, Te Puke, and Rotorua. The Bay of Plenty area is truly a nature lover’s dream, and there are so many fun and exciting outdoor activities to partake in, no matter the season!

Whether you are just visiting the area and are looking for things to do in the Bay of Plenty, or you’ve been living here for years and are looking to add a few new things to your bucket list, here are a few fun and exciting outdoor things to do in the Bay of Plenty.

Check Out Rafting on the Wairoa River

The Wairoa River, which runs from the Kaimai ranges down to the Tauranga harbor, is absolutely magnificent. The river is best explored by rafting through the epic grade 5 canyon with Kaituna Cascades during the spring and summer months. The areas surrounding the river provide a true wilderness escape. If you are looking for natural beauty in the Bay of Plenty, start with the Wairoa River, and you certainly won’t be disappointed.

Walk Up Mount Maunganui

Mount Maunganui is a relaxed beach town set on a Peninsula named after the extinct volcano that gives the town its iconic silhouette. It is possible to walk up Mount Maunganui and enjoy the epic views of the town & coastline. The town itself is also worth a visit and is filled with quaint shops and things to do.  

Hang Out on Main Mount Beach

Main Mount Beach is an absolutely iconic beach in Bay of Plenty and New Zealand in general. It provides a long stretch of white sand that makes for the perfect beach day. But more than that, Main Mount beach is also a great surfing beach, so bring your board and paddle out!

Go For a Walk in Mclarens Falls Park

Mclarens Falls Park is made up of 190 hectares of stunning natural beauty. Walking through this park, you’ll get the opportunity to see many different types of plants and even some wildlife. There is a gorgeous lake that makes the trip to Mclarens Falls Park well worth it.

Go Rafting Down Kaituna River Waterfalls

Ever tried white water rafting? Now is the time to do so! The Kaituna river provides the highest raftable falls in the world, as well as incredible natural beauty. End off the rafting session with a dip in the natural hot pools at Hells Gate just around the corner!

Interested in booking a rafting session with the expert team at Kaituna Cascades? We’d love to have you! Call us today on +64 27 276 5457 to book, or visit our website to gain further information.