Best nature trips trails in Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

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Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Bay of Plenty with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of nature trips trails in Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Top trails (36)
#1 - Redwood Quarry Track
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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Length: 3.0 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
#2 - 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
#3 - 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
#4 - 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
#5 - 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
#6 - Kaiate Falls Hike
Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 18 m
Great dog friendly walk with plenty of swimming spots for them to cool off on a hot day. Lots of steps, sometimes a little slippery in places, but an awesome walk non the less!Show more
#7 - Redwoods Treewalk
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 12 m
Lovely tree walk through the Rotorua Red Woods. Even better in the evening when the lights are on. You are high up in the trees on very stable swing bridges that are connected to the trees. So only good for those confident with heights.Show more
#8 - Tokorangi Pa Loop
Whakarewarewa Forest
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 27 m
NOTE: As of July 2020, users have reported that there are closures in this area. Please check with the park for more information. If done clockwise the harder hills are in the first half of the route. Dog friendly (if well controlled). Marked with purple track arrows. Good footwear advised and there are some sections which will be very slippery when wet!Show more
#9 - Aongatete Long Loop Track
Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 9 m
#10 - McLaren Falls Walkway
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 18 m
This short track features a viewing platform at the end of a walk through native bush. Glow worms can also be found on this track. The leftside of the track is wheelchair accessible. The rightside is more muddy and rough.Show more
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