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Bay of Plenty Beach Holidays
Bathed in sunshine and surrounded by water, the sunny city of Tauranga will tempt you with plenty of options for everyone to enjoy a perfect holiday break. New Zealand’s fifth largest city offers visitors world-class facilities as they soak up the stunning coastal environment. Tauranga offers visitors so much to see and do in this stunning coastal paradise. – from the beach to the mountains and fine dining to outdoor food markets!
Located 15 minutes from Tauranga in the beach side town of Mount Maunganui is Cosy Corner Holiday Park. This is the perfect place to get your beach holiday started as Cosy Corner Holiday Park is just 80m from the white sands of one of New Zealand’s most popular and pristine beaches. Visitors are warmly invited to spend long days swimming, surfing, and sunbathing or even relaxing by the large onsite swimming pool. Escape to the summer paradise of Cosy Corner Holiday Park for a totally relaxed camp life and beach holiday.
Also on offer in the region is Bowentown Beach Holiday Park, located on 10km of not-to-be missed ocean beach, complete with a stunning harbour. Situated on the doorstep of the Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty, Bowentown Beach Holiday Park offers visitors a wide range of accommodation including Ocean View Motels and spacious camping sites. Visitors are invited to come and breathe in the fresh air, soak up the peaceful surroundings and just relax.
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The home of Bowentown Beach Holiday Park is Bowentown Beach, a quiet spot off the beaten track and a wonderful place to escape the crowds of the region’s busier beaches. Bowentown sits at the southern end of a long peninsular providing two contrasting beaches for visitors to enjoy – ocean on one side and Tauranga’s harbour on the other. Bowentown Beach features a lovely sand beach, which curves around the edge of the bay and turquoise water right up to the shore making it a perfect spot for young children and those who want to swim in calm waters.
Visit www.bowentown.co.nz for more information.
45 minutes drive from Tauranga, Waihi Beach is the ideal spot for holidaymakers and surfers alike with its unspoilt white sand, good surf and plenty of room for everyone. Offering an authentic Kiwi beach atmosphere, Waihi Beach is the perfect place to kick off your shoes and enjoy sunny walks along the water’s edge, surfing (learners and experienced surfers alike), swimming and picnics.
Visit www.waihibeachinfo.co.nz for more information.
MOUNT HOT POOLS
Popular with locals and visitors, the Mount Hot Pools are nestled under Mount Maunganui and are the perfect place to sit, relax and enjoy the views of the Mount. Offering options for the whole family to enjoy, individual pools vary from 31 degrees to 39 degrees for visitor’s comfort and relaxation. Children can play in the nearby toddler’s pool with its slide, waterfall and fountains as you watch over them and take a moment to relax in the passive pool with comforting massage jets.
For more information including admission and hours of operation visit www.mounthotpools.co.nz
MOUNT MAUNGANUI MAIN BEACH
Voted New Zealand’s best beach and located just 15 minutes’ drive from Tauranga sits ‘the Mount’. Often described as the ultimate summer destination with its perfect white sand and thundering waves, The Mount is the ultimate spot for swimming, surfing and sunbathing along a glorious stretch of golden sand. A fantastic place to relax and have fun with the whole family; Mount Maunganui’s main beach is where holiday memories are made!
For more information about Tauranga and surrounding areas visit www.bayofplentynz.com
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