By: The F Spot  06-Dec-2011

Welcome to the coastal Bay of Plenty.

The Tauranga Harbour And The Mt

Map Of New Zealand Mt Maunganui Mt Maunganui Tauranga Harbour

Looking Out To The Play Ground Matakana Island

Tauranga City

The Tauranga Harbour Bridge The Strand Mt Maunganui

The Twin Tower's Blue Chip Staduim Mt Maunganui Hot Pools

Mt Maunganui Golf Club is situated in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand. Mt Maunganui is
New Zealand's favourite summer holiday destination with a white sandy beach, and a safe sheltered inner
harbour beach. Mount Maunganui (The Mount or Mauao) is also the name of the extinct volcano which rises above
t he town. Shrouded in history and legend, the mountain is a dominant feature of the landscape, and a climb to the summit
offers amazing views of the surrounding city and ocean.

The coastal Bay of Plenty, one of the country’s top holiday destinations, Tauranga offers a great mix of accommodation, activities, scenic attractions, culture and top dining experiences. Whether you’re after adventure, beach life or a bit of indulgence, the Bay of Plenty has all the bases covered. Located along the picturesque Pacific Coast Highway, the region is home to a beautiful landscape in which to enjoy a full range of activities year-round. The region's main centre is Tauranga, and the coastal suburbs of Mount Maunganui and Papamoa have long been popular with visitors. The region is also home to the heart of the kiwifruit industry in Te Puke, the art-loving town of Katikati, and quiet coastal village of Waihi Beach, historic Maketu and the tourist activity centre of Paengaroa. Choose from water adventures like white-water rafting, kayaking, and dolphin encounters, parasailing and jet boating. There’s also skydiving, scenic flights, blokarting (a locally-invented land sailor), horse treks, cultural experiences, golf courses and a variety of gardens and museums to peruse. The range of accommodation includes waterfront hotels, motels and apartments, holiday parks in great locations and lodges set amongst orchards and hills. From the beaches and harbour to a thriving kiwifruit industry and Maori culture, the coastal Bay of Plenty is a great holiday destination.

About New Zealand
New Zealand’s spectacularly beautiful. Comparable in size to Great Britain, Colorado or Japan, New Zealand has a population of only 4 million, making it one of the world’s least crowded countries. It is a haven for those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation, but is also a playground for thrill seekers, hunters, fishermen and adventurers.

English is the common language spoken

New Zealand’s unit of currency is the dollar (NZ$). Foreign currency is easily exchanged at Banks, Hotels and Bureau de Change kiosks.

New Zealand is now home to a diverse range of cultures but was originally a blend of Maori and early British descendants due to its isolated south pacific location. Because of this isolation New Zealand's arts and language have been influenced by the indigenous Maori culture and we are a nation world renowned for our "Kiwi ingenuity."

New Zealand has four distinct seasons:

Summer -December to February
Autumm -March to May
Winter -June to August
Spring -September to November

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

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