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 cafés. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Bay of Plenty

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

  • 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

Travelers 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 center:

  • 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 center. 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.

Where to stay around Bay of Plenty, NZ?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,213 vacation rentals near Bay of Plenty. From 882 Houses to 152 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bay of Plenty for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Bay of Plenty?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Bay of Plenty. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Rotorua: 368 vacation rentals
  • Te Puke: 405 vacation rentals
  • Mount Maunganui: 268 vacation rentals
  • Waihi Beach: 204 vacation rentals
  • Papamoa Beach: 150 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Bay of Plenty! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Bay of Plenty?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Bay of Plenty:

  • Rotorua: 368 rentals
  • Te Puke: 405 rentals
  • Waihi Beach: 204 rentals
  • Ohope: 87 rentals
  • Tauranga: 549 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Bay of Plenty?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Bay of Plenty are:

  • Rotorua Airport (ROT): 385 vacation rentals
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG): 562 vacation rentals
  • Whakatane Airport (WHK): 86 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Bay of Plenty?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Bay of Plenty. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest: 387 rentals
  • Mount Maunganui: 584 rentals
  • Ohope Beach: 95 rentals
  • Lake Rotomahana: 365 rentals
  • Rotorua Central Mall: 385 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bay of Plenty listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Bay of Plenty

Rotorua
368 vacation rentals
Te Puke
405 vacation rentals
Waihi Beach
204 vacation rentals
Ohope
87 vacation rentals
Tauranga
549 vacation rentals
Whakatane
81 vacation rentals
Lake Tarawera
264 vacation rentals
Pukehina
111 vacation rentals
Katikati
233 vacation rentals
Okere Falls
334 vacation rentals
Papamoa
514 vacation rentals
Maketu
166 vacation rentals
Omokoroa
282 vacation rentals
Bowentown
171 vacation rentals
Whakamarama
358 vacation rentals
Tikitere
378 vacation rentals
Lake Okareka
329 vacation rentals
Te Puna
397 vacation rentals
Rotoma
37 vacation rentals
Hamurana
349 vacation rentals