Bay of Plenty Activities
Adventures on Land

A variety of activities for all ages can be found in the Bay of Plenty, from extreme adventures to nature escapes.

Briars Forest and Riverside Horse Trek

Enjoy the view from atop one of Briars beautiful horses during an outdoor experience horse trek. All horses are calm, friendly and easy to ride, even for first time riders. Horse riding gives you the perfect vantage point to get in touch with nature and during your guided tour of forest tracks and riverside trails you will pass a variety of native and domestic animal life, beautiful vistas and excellent scenery.

For the ride of your life Briar offers:

  • Helmets are provided and safety is always a top consideration
  • Demonstrations are given on how to ride before tour departure
  • Pony rides from 30 minutes for ages 3 and upwards
  • Treks from 30 minutes to 4 hours for ages 8 and upwards
  • Guaranteed suitable and interesting for beginners to experienced riders
  • Great family and group tours
  • Picnic options available

Contact Brair for tour bookings:

Phone +64 (07) 533 2582

Blokart Recreation Park

What do you get when you cross high speed go karting with wind powered sailing? Check out Blokart Heaven, an exciting recreation park full of three wheel entertainment. Have a blast on their land sailing machines and enjoy the race. Also available are Drift Karts, a three wheel kart powered by an electric front wheel. Whichever vehicle you choose you are bound to have a great time full of fun fast paced action!

  • Booking essential (conditions apply)
  • Open 7 days
  • Summer hours 10am-5:30pm
  • Winter hours 10am-4:30pm, weather permitting

Phone +64 (07) 572 4256

Hiking and Trekking Trails

There are a variety of hiking and walking trails in and around Mount Maunganui to suit all ages and abilities. Have a look at some of the suggestions from the Department of Conservation or be sure to ask our reception for more suggestions, advice and directions.

The Rock House

Excellent all year round but especially good for wet winter days be sure to check out the Rock House, an indoor climbing wall centre right in the heart of Mount Maunganui. With climbing surfaces to suit all ages and abilities everyone is sure to have a great time.
See here for opening hours and prices.

Golfing in the Bay of Plenty

Mount Maunganui and Tauranga have a range of top quality golf courses to suit all abilities, all within easy driving distance of Oceanside Resort & Twin Towers. See below for contact and location details:

Mount Maunganui Golf Club

The Mount Maunganui Golf Club has a championship 18 hole, Par 72, 6082m course which offers challenges to satisfy all levels of golf players.

15 Fairway Avenue
Mount Maunganui
Phone: +64-7 575 3889

Omanu Golf Club

Omanu Golf Club, just a 5 minute drive from your Mount Maunganui hotel accommodation, is a pleasant, gently-rolling course with 18 holes and well defined, fully irrigated fairways.

98 Matapihi Road
Mount Maunganui
Phone: +64-7 575 5957

Otumoetai Golf Club

Located in the heart of Tauranga City, the Otumoetai Golf Club is both a public course and a private club. It is a 9 hole course with an 18 hole layout for those wishing to play the double course. Visitors are most welcome and are virtually guaranteed the opportunity of a round of golf seven days a week.

Ngatai Road
Phone: +64-7 576 9730

Tauranga Golf Course

Established in 1911, the Tauranga Golf Course offers an environment that can be as challenging as it is beautiful.

Cameron Road
Phone: +64-7 578 8465

Western Bay Golf Club

Located near Omokoroa beach, and right on the shores of Tauranga Harbour, the Western Bay Golf Links are one of the best laid out and wonderfully landscaped 18-hole courses in the Bay of Plenty region.

Links View Drive
Phone: +64-7 548 0384
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