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Tauranga has some beautiful parks and gardens, many maintained by the Tauranga District Council
The landscape includes parkland, native bush and a fine botanical collection of trees and a range of birdlife
The Eastern Bay of Plenty is backed by the North Islands largest National Park, Urewera National Park

Parks in the Bay of Plenty

Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park
On the Western Bay of Plenty’s doorstep lies the Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park; 37,000 hectares of dense bush, bird life and history.

Maori established tracks across the Kaimai Ranges originally for trading and raiding and settlers later used these routes for their own journeys. Logging and mining ventures of the past have left their impact on the Forest Park, with the remnants of tramlines, Kauri dams, old pack tracks and a disused gold mine. Still an impressive expanse of wild forest, the Kaimai’s – as they are known – boast birdlife (fantails, North Island Robin, Kereru – native pigeon, Tui and sometimes Kiwi and Morepork (Ruru).


Urewera National Park
The Eastern Bay of Plenty is backed by the North Islands largest National Park, Urewera National Park. This remote, protected area covers over 200,000 hectares and was established in 1954. Famous for its raw beauty, wonderful lakes and immense stretches of forest, the Urewera National Park extends from the Bay of Plenty to Hawke’s Bay. Whakatane is its nearest Bay of Plenty town.

For comprehensive description of the wonders of this region, its history and visitor information, visit New Zealand’s Department of Conservation www.doc.govt.nz


Tauranga’s Parks
Tauranga has some beautiful parks and gardens, many maintained by the Tauranga District Council.

Not to be missed is McLaren Falls Park, close to the city in the lower reaches of the Kaimais, off State Highway 29. This 48 hectare site features Lake McLaren, formed behind a dam built for hydro-electricity generation. The lake is home to ducks and swans and visitors can relax in the shade of established trees for a picnic or fish the lake for trout.

The landscape includes parkland, native bush and a fine botanical collection of trees and a range of birdlife. A short walk takes you to McLaren Falls and an animal park adjoins the park.
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Cnr Salisbury Ave & Victoria Road
Mount Maunganui
Bay of Plenty
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