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Explore a chic coastal town in a land of the Māori and Middle Earth. Tauranga’s white sand beaches offer something for everyone. Relax and sunbathe on one of New Zealand’s most beautiful and popular coasts. Take a dip in the ocean or immerse yourself in a lush waterfall swimming hole. Watch dolphins frolic in the waves or swim with these lovable creatures. Learn to sail, try surfing, take a diving lesson, or refine your fishing technique. Water activities abound in Tauranga. If you’re a landlubber, you can tee up at a golf course or stroll down The Strand where you can enjoy cafés and Tauranga’s vibrant nightlife. Journey to charming waterfalls or board one of the many eco-cruises available in the Bay of Plenty. Sometimes called the New Zealand Riviera, downtown Tauranga offers galleries, shops, history, and a vibrant café and restaurant scene. You can even see the landscape that served as the backdrop for Hollywood’s epic saga—the Lord of the Rings. Deep in the New Zealand countryside, you’ll find Hobbiton, the actual set where the movies were filmed. Enjoy a guided tour and take your photo in front of Bilbo Baggins’ Hobbit Hole.

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Mount Maunganui

Take a detour to Mount Maunganui, a beach town on a peninsula that’s actually a large sandbar. The “mount” refers to Mauao, an extinct volcano at the peninsula’s northernmost point that rises 761 feet from the water. You can climb to the summit to soak in Pacific Ocean views, or stay in town and watch surfers master the waves.

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