Living up to its name, The Bay of Plenty region has plenty on offer for productions.
An attractive climate with some of the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand, as well as diverse landscapes from beautiful beaches to thermal wonderlands, snowcapped mountains to forested high country ranges.
The region is easily accessible from other New Zealand centres, especially Auckland, and well serviced by road and air transport, cellphone, wireless and wired data networks.
With 125km of coastline, the Bay of Plenty’s temperate maritime climate is one of its great drawcards. Sheltered by high country ranges on three sides, it is one of the sunniest and least windy regions in New Zealand, while its seas are among the calmest and warmest in the country.
The region’s three main urban centres – Tauranga, Rotorua and Whakatāne - form a triangle. The largest centre is Tauranga city (pop. > 130,000), situated around a beautiful harbour including a major international shipping port, and with long stretches of white sandy beach.
Rotorua, further inland, is a Māori culture and tourism hub, with many freshwater lakes, native and plantation forests and geothermal attractions. And Whakatāne is the sunshine capital, a coastal area with beautiful beaches, large areas of native forest and a large protected harbour.