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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Bay of Plenty?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,265 vacation rentals near Bay of Plenty. From 921 Houses to 157 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 HomeAway.

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 HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Rotorua: 379 vacation rentals
  • Te Puke: 426 vacation rentals
  • Mount Maunganui: 292 vacation rentals
  • Waihi Beach: 196 vacation rentals
  • Papamoa Beach: 154 vacation rentals

And HomeAway 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: 379 rentals
  • Te Puke: 426 rentals
  • Waihi Beach: 196 rentals
  • Ohope: 93 rentals
  • Tauranga: 581 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): 395 vacation rentals
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG): 593 vacation rentals
  • Whakatane Airport (WHK): 93 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?

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

  • Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest: 398 rentals
  • Mount Maunganui: 607 rentals
  • Ohope Beach: 102 rentals
  • Lake Rotomahana: 375 rentals
  • Rotorua Central Mall: 397 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bay of Plenty listed on HomeAway 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
379 vacation rentals
Te Puke
426 vacation rentals
Waihi Beach
196 vacation rentals
Ohope
93 vacation rentals
Tauranga
581 vacation rentals
Lake Tarawera
280 vacation rentals
Whakatane
85 vacation rentals
Pukehina
116 vacation rentals
Okere Falls
340 vacation rentals
Katikati
231 vacation rentals
Papamoa
545 vacation rentals
Omokoroa
301 vacation rentals
Maketu
168 vacation rentals
Bowentown
165 vacation rentals
Waihau Bay
16 vacation rentals
Whakamarama
385 vacation rentals
Lake Okareka
340 vacation rentals
Rotoma
39 vacation rentals
Te Puna
424 vacation rentals
Hamurana
359 vacation rentals