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Address: Tauranga, New Zealand

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Beautiful Sanctuary

An amazing place to visit. A special place to spend the weekend - especially on a boat moored in South East Bay.

Reviewed February 26, 2017
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Tauranga
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Tauranga
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed February 26, 2017

An amazing place to visit. A special place to spend the weekend - especially on a boat moored in South East Bay.

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Thank dony122
Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed February 1, 2016

We stayed out there for 3 Days, Hiking, fishing, fun Devils Staircases - wow what an experience and the black obsidian

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Thank mattO5935KJ
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Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Remember this place like it was yesterday, from quite a few years back. Arrived via boat to stay a few nights with a small group from our class. The local penguins and seals were great to wake up to first thing in the morning in the Bay. Perfect place to camp, amenities more than adequate for our period of stay.... More 

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1 Thank Samantha N
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7 reviews
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Reviewed April 17, 2015

Such a great destination, we were the for 3 nights and we wished we'd had stayed longer, great walks, great snorkeling, and pretty good DOC cabins. Good entertainment for the whole family

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 8, 2015

Mayor Island is a great destination for camping, hiking, trail running, kayaking, fishing and snorkelling/diving. The island has a basic but adequate camping area (with a very low nightly fee) and a helpful, friendly custodian who can answer questions about the island. Various track cross the island under New Zealand's only Pohutukawa bush canopy that lead to the highest point... More 

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2 Thank Ross B
London
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stopped here on Orca Wild Adventures. Although you're not allowed to land on the island without going through some kind of quarantine (protection of the wildlife), we all went snorkelling and saw some incredible fish. Dora caught some sea urchins and we all had a taste, I have to say, a rather unusual flavour like salty cream, but definitely... More 

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Thank 1959sag
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Some of the best fishing I've ever done, makes for great memories in and around the bays and the diving is amazing.

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Thank Michael G
New Zealand
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207 reviews
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

If you get a good day out here it's great. The trip out is long and relaxing. Some boats come out here to fish, others to drop people off that either live on or holidaying on this island. Excellent fishing, we got into a sheltered place which was great with plenty of fish. Returning back to port can be a... More 

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Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is a must visit if you are into peace & quiet & enjoy walking or tramping. The local native wildlife & native trees make a great trip to this dormant volcano.

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2013

Just beautiful ! Lovely big trees, awesome views from coast track, good fishing, nice tranquil camping ground, and interesting beaches to explore

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