- The Bay of Plenty stretches from Cape Runaway in the east to the Coromandel Peninsula in the west. All up it's just under 260km of open coastline.
- In 2011 an oil spill off the coast of Tauranga caused problems, but now the water is clean and clear and everything is back to normal. Swim with the dolphins! Go boating! Surfing! Water Skiing! Diving! Fishing! Swimming. Get out there and enjoy it.
- The Bay of Plenty is well known for it's game fishing. Yellowtail kingfish, hapuka, snapper, yellow and blue fin tuna, marlin, swordfish, shark - they're all here waiting for you.
- Did you know Whakatane got it's name from an incident that happened when the Mataatua waka (canoe) arrived there for the first time? The men had gone ashore when the waka began to float away. A chieftainess, Wairaka said “Kia Whakatane au I ahau” (“I will act like a man” and, breaking the law that only men could paddle, paddled the boat back into the shore .
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