Tourism is by no means restricted to gift shopping and restaurant hunting. There are those of us who enjoy a gorgeous scenic nature walk more thoroughly than a cafe or a keychain. Fortunately, our amazing tours from Auckland and Tauranga feature a range of nature walks ranging in difficulty to suit your preferences perfectly.
We’ll pick you up from the comfort of your hotel or cruise ship and whisk you away to witness some of our country’s most stunning waterfalls and bushwalks! We’ll also include a delicious picnic lunch and refreshments in our guide. All you need to do is bring your best walking shoes, a charged camera, and a decision as which one suits you!
So, in today’s article, we’ll take a look at a selection of our favourite walks on offer to those who are looking to make the most of their Bay of Plenty tours.
Kaiate Falls: 4 hours, moderate level of fitness
The majestic Kaiate Falls are hidden amid native New Zealand bush. With multiple cascades to view and enjoy, you’ll be blown away by the trio of zigzagging waterfalls rushing from clifftops and appearing seemingly from nowhere!
A view of Mauao can be spotted in the distance when reaching the apex of this beautiful bushwalk.
Papamoa Hills: 4 hours, easy-moderate level of fitness
The scenic coastal walking trails are a popular feature of the Papamoa Hills area. You’ll even get a look at the historic Pā (or Maori village) site from this stunning walk. Enjoy a scenic a stroll through the lush New Zealand farmland and enjoy the panoramic coastal views.
Rimu Walk and Whataroa Falls: 4 hours, easy scenic stroll
The Rimu Walk is a loop that winds between a forest of glorious rimu trees. This gently-graded loop walk will offer some splendid examples of our country’s native flora and fauna, including a host of colourful and very inquisitive native birds. Don’t be surprised if a few flutter above you in the trees to say hello and join you on your walk – the fantails, in particular, are very friendly.