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Best trails in Bay of Plenty

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Trying to find the best Bay of Plenty trails? AllTrails has 62 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Rotorua, Katikati or Te Puke, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 31 moderate trails in Bay of Plenty ranging from 0.7 to 14.6 miles and from 22 to 3,113 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Bay of Plenty
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#1 - Mount Maunganui Track
Mauao Historic Reserve
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
Great views from Tauranga to ‘Shark Alley’!Show more
#2 - Redwood Quarry Track
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
Not much in the way of views but lots of trees, ferns, and greenery. A nice way to get some mileage and enjoy the redwoods.Show more
#3 - Waiotapu Thermal Park Loop
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 46 m
There is an entrance fee of $42 for this area. It is recommended that you check in advance to see the daily erupting geyser (it's actually a couple min drive down the road from visitor center - you need a ticket here too). The Champagne Pool is impressive and unique. So many bubbling pools and cool little sights. Info on signs along the way. Do the whole thing. Very easy walk.Show more
#4 - Rainbow Mountain and Crater Lake Outlook Track
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
Great hike for a view of the valley! There are some very muddy sections, but nothing some hiking or trail running shoes can’t handle. There is no shade on the summit. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/bay-of-plenty/places/rainbow-mountain-and-waiotapu-scenic-reserves/things-to-do/rainbow-mountain-crater-lake-walk/Show more
#5 - Okere Falls Trail
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 44 m
A short trail along an exceptionally tumultuous river and numerous waterfalls. People can frequently be spotted in organised tours floating by in yellow rafts. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/bay-of-plenty/places/okere-falls-scenic-reserve/things-to-do/okere-falls-track/Show more
#6 - Lake Tikitapu
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 57 m
Great family friendly loop around the spectacular Lake Tiki Tapu. Many good views of the lake and well formed tracks. Many people use for trail running.Show more
#7 - Te Aroha Summit Track
Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 4 h 23 m
This track offer views across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty from the summit of Te Aroha. This route starts via Mokena Geyser and follows Bald Spur Track to the DOC Summit Track. The path can be steep in places with rough surfaces. Show more
#8 - Orokawa Bay Track
Orokawa Scenic Reserve
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
Popular for trail for beach picnicking with overhanging pohutukawaShow more
#9 - Otanewainuku Rimu and Whataroa Falls Trail
Te Puke, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
#10 - Tarawera Trail to Hot Water Beach
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 4 h 33 m
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