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Sightseeing and landmarks in Bay Of Plenty

History museums

History Museum
“Te Puia spans 70 hectares within the historic Te Whakarewarewa Valley, on the edge of town. It is the home to the world famous Pohutu geyser, to mud pools, hot springs, to silica formations to the Kiwi bird and the national schools of wood carving, weaving, stone and bone carving. Te Puia shared these treasures with manuhiri (visitors) for 170 years and proudly continue that legacy today.”
  • 42 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Scenic Viewpoint
“Certainly worth the effort to climb this beauty. If you're fit then a 20 to 30 minute hike to the top...but why rush! Not good for those with knee issues as lots of stairs. A walk around the Mount is also a great experience. I prefer to go clockwise so you're facing the beach side on completion....lots of cafes along the beach front along with public toilets and water stations. An easy 45 minute amble. Just 3.5 km around the base of the Mount.”
  • 49 locals recommend
River
“It's amazing to see the volume of water feeding New Zealand's largest river, the mighty Waikato. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Near Huka Falls and very impressive, be sure to time it with flood gates opening twice daily.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Lake taupo has the most amazing view from above! T.T.S (Taupo Tandem Skydiving) is a great way to get to see this. Definitely a must if you love this kind of thing. It is a little expensive but so much fun.”
  • 8 locals recommend
River
  • 1 local recommends
Scenic Viewpoint
Hot Spring
  • 1 local recommends

Historic sites

History Museum
“Te Puia spans 70 hectares within the historic Te Whakarewarewa Valley, on the edge of town. It is the home to the world famous Pohutu geyser, to mud pools, hot springs, to silica formations to the Kiwi bird and the national schools of wood carving, weaving, stone and bone carving. Te Puia shared these treasures with manuhiri (visitors) for 170 years and proudly continue that legacy today.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“See an example of what our Villages used to look like back in the past. Experience the cultural performance and hangi meal as well. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Hot Spring
“Adults only hot pools, with different pools at varying temperatures. Just as you drive out of Taupo heading towards Rotorua. Straight after the BP petrol station. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A chance to talk around a real Maori village, and see the beautiful Saint Faith's church - a mixture of European and Maori architecture.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The iconic Maori Rock Carvings in Mine Bay are only accessible by boat. You can kayak to the carvings (Taupo Kayaking Adventures or Canoe & Kayak), or take a scenic cruise - by charter or scenic cruise boat or yacht (Sail Barbary highly recommended). Take a fishing charter and add it to the experience of catching a Taupo trout!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Historic Site
“This is an archaeological site where the events of the Tarawera eruption which took place on the 10th June 1886 comes to life. Learn about the devastation caused by the eruption.”
  • 1 local recommends

Libraries

Museum
“Exhibition of local artifacts and art works, as well as a library, and free wi-fi.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Library
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“Great place for a quiet spell. Informative talks. Great childrens play area in the front and an excellent cafe.”
  • 1 local recommends
Library
  • 1 local recommends
Library
  • 1 local recommends
Transportation Service
Library
  • 1 local recommends