Located about 15 minutes from Te Puke in the Bay of Plenty, the tiny seaside village of Maketu Beach is the landing place of the Arawa people and known for its stunning estuary and ocean beach - a surfers haven. The Maketu village is ideal for nature lovers, with panoramic coastal and river views. Take a stroll along the sands of Maketu Beach, play a round of golf, go surfing, swimming or horse riding, or sample one of the town's famous Maketu Pies, still based on an old family recipe. The attractions of the Bay of Plenty are just a short drive away including the shops and cafes of Tauranga, Te Puke's Kiwifruit Country and the smouldering marine volcano of White Island.