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Outdoor Experiences

Plenty to see and do

The Bay of Plenty lives up to its name offering an abundance of activities, sights, experiences, flavours and more. Whilst staying in Mount Maunganui you will be absolutely spoiled for choice with so much to see and do. Whether you are interested in action packed adventures, getting in touch with nature, pampering and relaxing or spending quality time with family, the Bay has plenty to offer.

Right on your doorstep

Some of the best attractions in the Bay of Plenty are right here, not just in Mount Maunganui, but right on the doorstep of Oceanside Resort & Twin Towers. Read more here…

Out on the road

Explore some of the great New Zealand Touring Routes that pass through Bay of Plenty and drive the Pacific Coast Highway and the Thermal Explorer Highway, running from Auckland to Napier. Great scenery, notable attractions and beautiful sights can be found around every corner. For maps and more details on specific highlights talk to our reception staff who will be happy to assist you in planning a memorable road trip.

Something for everyone

Choose from a huge range of activities and attractions in and around Mount Maunganui and the Bay of Plenty. Have a look at some of Oceanside Resort’s suggestions below or check out the Bay of Plenty Tourism website for even more details

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
  • Blokart Recreation Park
  • Golf courses
  • Hiking trails

Out on the water

Tourists and travellers flock to the Bay of Plenty for a bounty of activities to be found on the crystal waters. Whether for relaxation or entertainment, you will find it here!

  • Surfing schools and hire
  • Fishing and diving charters
  • Visit White Island
  • Waimarino Kayak Tours

Up in the air

For true thrill seekers there are a range of airborne activities that will allow you a whole new and exciting perspective of Mount Maunganui and the Bay of Plenty. 

  • Tauranga Aero Club
  • Oceania Helicopters
  • Tauranga Tandem Skydive
  • Gyrate NZ


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