For those who like a bit of action there is plenty to do...
Skydiving, Gliding, 4WD Safaris, Jet Skiing, White Water Rafting, Jet
Boating, Swim with Dolphins, Scuba diving, Sailing, Kayaking, Horse
Trekking, Bush Walks
For the keen fisherman
The Bay of Plenty has it all... Big Game Fishing, Salt Water and Fly fishing. Everything from Marlin to Trout!
Sightseeing and Relaxing
Travel across the
harbour bridge to Mount Maunganui, with it's landmark Mountain (Mauao)
and magnificent stretches of white sandy beaches. Enjoy a walk around or
up the Mount, take a swim, soak up the sun on the beach or spend time
at one of the alfresco cafes along the beachfront.
Visit White Island by helicopter or boat and experience the thrill of
being up close to an active marine volcano. 50km off the Eastern Bay of
History and Culture
Discover the rich cultural
heritage of the Bay of Plenty.... explore the “mural” country town of
Katikati and its’ heritage museum. Experience the Maori culture and
learn about their history and legends with a visit to a Marae (Maori
village) and exploring Maori Pa sites where great battles were waged
during the Maori Land Wars.
Tauranga offers everything from award
winning wineries, restaurants and cafes to inexpensive takeaways. Dine
on the waterfront or in a native forest setting, there is variety and
choice to meet every gastronomic desire. Enjoy Pacific Rim cuisine and
all ethnic varieties, with fresh fish a speciality of the region.
There's also plenty of entertainment available in the evening, from
night clubs to bars.
Rotorua, New Zealand's Maori
heartland and geothermal wonderland is just 45 minutes drive from
Charlemagne Lodge. Get up close and personal with Maori culture, New
Zealand farm life, walk through geothermal hot spots with spouting
geysers and bubbling hot mud pools, have a thrilling 4WD experience
through native bush or up a volcano, raft or sledge the mighty local
rivers and much more.