Katikati Travel Guide
Katikati accommodation, Katikati activities and attractions, Katikati maps, transportation to and around Katikati - the Jasons Katikati Destination Travel Guide is your complete visitor guide for Katikati.
Scenically located on the Uretara River, Katikati is the northern gateway to the Bay of Plenty
. Buildings on the main street are decorated with striking murals earning the town its reputation as New Zealand's 'outdoor art gallery'. Other attractions in Katikati include the relaxing thermal pools at Sapphire Springs
, the Katikati Bird Gardens
and winetasting. The surrounding countryside supports a thriving horticultural industry with outlets selling fresh fruit and vegetables.
The Bay of Plenty
coastline has many attractive beaches which are easily reached from Katikati, and there is bushwalking and hiking in the Kaimai Ranges. For thrills try whitewater rafting in the region's rivers. Day trips to Matakana Island in Tauranga Harbour depart from Omokoroa, midway between Katikati and Tauranga. Tauranga
, with its cafés and the beachside resort of Mt Maunganui
, is an ideal day trip. Mural Town Visitor Centre
36 Main Road
Located on the north-western shore of the Tauranga Harbour, 35km north-west of Tauranga
Summer average: 24°C