TOP 10 Holiday Park

Omokoroa Activities

Waimarino Adventure Park; for all things kayaking, this park hires kayaks so you can have fun on the Wairoa River, or visit the park to play on the water various attractions. 15 minutes drive.tauranga

Minden Lookout; for amazing views of the Bay of Plenty region, take this detour up Minden Road at Te Puna junction. 20 minutes drive.

Tuahu Kauri; walk to one of the largest Kauri tree in the Bay of Plenty region. A 40 minute return walk. 20 minutes drive.

Mills Reef & Morton Estate Wineries; wine tasting and retail sales. Both 15 minutes drive – one north and one south on SH2.

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Katikati Bird Garden; a wide range of native and colourful birds set in a park. 20 minutes drive

Tauranga Art Gallery; open 10am – 4pm daily (except for Christmas). Corner of Wharf and Willow Street, Downtown Tauranga.

The Elms; the oldest European heritage site in the Bay of Plenty, 20 minutes

Other Activities & Attractions

Mount Maunganui 
Waihi Beach

Enjoy the beach; walk to the top of Mount Maunganui, sit in a café at the Mount, go shopping or watch the ships enter and leave the Port of Tauranga from Pilot Bay.

Rocktopia; indoor climbing complex. 30 minutes drive.

Classic Flyers; vintage aircraft that still takes to the skies and other aviation memorabilia. 30 minutes drive.

North of Omokoroa
Tuhua Kauri tree

Take a day out and visit the neighbouring towns of Katikati and Waihi, with a number of interesting attractions or simply chillax at Waihi Beach.

Waihi Beach; for a bit of ocean action. Waihi Beach is 40 minutes north of Omokoroa.

Karangahake Gorge; on SH2 between Waihi and Paeroa, combines gold mining history and natural beauty, much of it accessible through a variety of walks. 45 minutes drive.

Waihi; a town full of gold mining history with the added bonus of seeing current mining in action right in the heart of the town. 35 minutes drive.

Katikati village for the murals and browsing the shops. 20 minutes drive.

South of Omokoroa

Head south through Te Puke for the following attractions:

Spring Loaded Fun Park, for jet boat rides, helicopter flights or drive a 4WD through their purpose built track. 60 minutes drive

Comvita Visitor Centre; Educational gallery, auditorium and retail outlet. Tours available Monday to Saturday. 50 minutes drive.

West of Tauranga city

Marshall’s Animal Farm; a great spot to take the family with a variety of animals to look at and feed. Check opening times before visiting. 40 minutes drive.

McLaren Falls; a series of small waterfalls, with rock pools and river for swimming in. 40 minutes drive.

Katikati, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand


katikatiTake a short drive to the pretty town of Katikati – often called ‘Mural Town’. An array of vibrant murals adorn the buildings all along the main street of Katikati. The murals show the town’s history, its people and events.

There are 23 murals to enjoy, plus a growing collection of other outdoor art. You can take a guided tour of the murals.

The Haiku Pathway is a lovely, easy walk which follows a track along the Uretara Stream. Along the way there are 12 large boulders, each inscribed with a haiku that befits its surroundings. The Haiku Pathway is continually being developed, with more stages and more of these small art pieces (haiku) being created.

Katikati is home to many artists, and there are a number of excellent art and craft galleries to browse. After a few hours exploring this picturesque town, relax with a good coffee and some home-baking from one of the many small cafes in Katikati.

There are also an excellent number of bush walks – stop in at the Mural Town Visitor Centre to pick up a brochure.

For more information on Katikati, ask us here at the holiday park – we are more than happy to recommend a range of exciting things to see and do in Katikati.

Bay of Plenty Fishing


Fishing is world-class in the Bay of Plenty, and you are sure to be well rewarded when you spend a day out on your own boat or on one of the many available charter trips.

Snapper, terakihi and many other species are abundant here. Big game fishing is also very popular and many sports fishing competitions happen in these waters.

If you’d rather stay on land, you can collect fresh shellfish at nearby beaches and harbours and cook them up back at our Omokoroa holiday park – delicious! Fishing off jetties or from the shore is also great fun.

Tauranga Marina hosts thousands of powerboats, yachts and launches and is a neat place to watch the big boats come in with their catches.

Bay of Plenty Golf


There are many excellent golf courses in the Bay of Plenty. If you’re a keen golfer, OMOKOROA THERMAL HOLIDAY PARK is a perfect place to stay as you play – we are less than an hour’s drive from almost ten courses.

The closest golf course is Western Bay Golf Links, just a five minute drive from our holiday park accommodation. Western Bay Golf Links is an 18-hole course with four well-situated lakes and surrounded by lovely gardens and beaches. With 6-holes adjacent to the Tauranga Harbour, this course has the playing features of a true links!

The Clubhouse offers an excellent selection of food and beverages and great hospitality from club staff and local golfers! A great place to spend the day while staying in your motel or cabin at our holiday park.

Western Bay Golf Links is open 364 days a year, with easy access to the course and no starting sheets. The course is playable all year round and visitors are most welcome.

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165 Omokoroa Road
Tauranga, New Zealand
07 548 0857
0508 438 468


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