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Outdoor Adventures Western BoP

A Short Break

Get Out More NZ and explore  – here’s some outdoor experiences at Waihi Beach and Katikati in the Western Bay of Plenty – grab a buddy for the weekend and your camera to explore some hidden gems in this part of the central North Island.

Orokawa Bay Walk

Waihi Beach

Wind around the coastal headlands to reach Orokawa Bay. Enjoy the sounds of birdlife as you pass by towering pohutukawa trees, kauri, puriri and our native nikau palm trees. A stunning beach awaits your arrival at Orokawa Bay. Fringed with pōhutukawa trees and clear blue waves rolling ashore – 45 mins each way.


Katikati Open Air Art

Experience the visual delight of Katikati’s unique history displayed in over 60 outdoor murals and artworks with Katikati Open Art . Trained and dedicated guides will talk you through the unique history of the only planned Ulster Irish settlement in the world.

Katikati Bird Gardens

Country Gardens

Katikati Bird Gardens – beautiful harbourside country gardens. Huge trees, ponds and wetlands. Katikati Bird Gardens have a small number of aviaries housing parrots, and enclosures for breeding pheasants and fancy bantams. Around the gardend’ natives such as Tui, Heron, Fantail and Grey warblers can usually be seen.

Waihī Beach Paradise Resort


Waihī Beach Paradise Resort is a boutique resort located across the road from a stunning 9-kilometre white sand beach where spectacular sunrises start the day. With a heated pool Oct to May, loungers and two spa pools, it’s a great place to relax.

More accommodation options:
Waihī Beach Top 10 Holiday Resort:
Relax, refresh and revive amongst the fabulous 5.5 acres of pōhutukawa trees and picturesque setting at Waihī Beach TOP 10 Holiday Resort. Come and relax at our pool and spa or enjoy some safe swimming, surfing and fishing on the beach. Waihi Beach also provides, stunning views to Mayor Island, local walks to Orakawa Bay, fabulous cafes and boutique shops.

Beach Pacific Apartments:
The apartments are the ideal place to unwind after a day of exploring, cosy and stylish apartments provide everything you need to enjoy the perfect vacation.