The Bay of Plenty is well named for those enjoying the motor caravanning lifestyle - it is one of the first regions to embrace the motorhome friendly vision, and you will find plenty of places to park over for free all along the coast. Combined with some stunning DOC sites, and a wide range of holiday parks, motor caravanners are well catered for.


The region extends from the seaside town of Waihi Beach in the north, to Tauranga and Rotorua in the south. The towns are packed with character, there are many places offering geothermal hot pools for relaxing in, not to speak of the more dramatic geothermal activity at Rotorua. There is excellent fishing to be had along the coast, and you can park overnight at some seaside locations that have a quiet ambience that is refreshing for the soul.


This is another region that we have only just begun to explore, starting in the Western Bay of Plenty, around Waihi Beach and Katikati. Rest assured, we'll be spending a lot more time exploring the rest of this region.