Pacific Coast Lodge
Pacific Coast Lodge

Adventure in the Bay of Plenty

Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers is happy to help you book any of the following Bay of Plenty activities - please click here to contact us for more information

Oropi Bushlands Horse Treks
Oropi Bushlands Horse treks cater for all levels of ability and experience so your adventure will be a memorable one! They aim to please every rider, you are encouraged to challenged yourself to get that rewarding feeling and satisfaction of an enjoyable ride!
Within their amazing property there are many awesome trekking routes, they can design a route suited to individual riders so everyone gets the best out of the day.
Treks start from an hours ride to full days.

Blokart International

Blokarting is fast, clean, and perfect for those who love both speed and sailing. Designed for both recreation and competition, the blokart land-sailer is ideal for everyone. From kids to grandparents, adrenalin junkies to the disabled, everyone can enjoy blokarting.

Blokarting opens up a whole new style of land based racing. Because of its small size and extreme manoeuvrability the blokart is able to be sailed quite safely on any firm surface, from hard sand and short grass to asphalt and concrete. If you want the thrill of a lifetime, Blokart International at Papamoa offers all the equipment and a great track. Whether experienced or wanting to learn, this is the venue that offers everything you need.

Glow Worm tour

Waimarino offers a very unique experience at McLaren Falls Park, Tauranga. Kayak on a calm, safe waters of the lake before entering the river, shrouded in native bush. As it gets dark hear the haunting call of our own native owl the Ru Ru (Morepork) and watch the speckles of the glow worms amongst the bush.
Brace yourself as you enter the canyon and witness the spectacle of the glow worms covering the steep cliffs of the canyon.
You return to the walk after dark which offers a chance to see the glow worms up close including witnessing their silk web. You will also see our native New Zealand Silver Fern at night, all the time hearing the soothing sound of the nearby creek and waterfall in the distance.
This is truly a magical trip.


Hibiscus Surf School offers first class surfing instruction for all ages and abilities in a fun and safe learning environment. Whatever your surfing ability, your 100% certified, friendly instructors will provide personalized instruction and encourage you every step of the way.They are located at Main Beach, Mount Maunganui which offers learning conditions that are second to none. You will gain confidence, water skills, and balance.Within your first 1 or 2 hour lesson, you'll be riding waves and feeling the good vibes that come from surfing! 

Wet 'n' Wild

Rafting on New Zealand’s beautiful rivers is an adventure of a lifetime. Great for families, groups of friends or colleagues, as well as individual thrill seekers. Wet ‘n’ Wild Rafting offers 30 years of  experience in guided white water rafting. Wet ‘n’ Wild organizes some of the best rafting trips in the country!

Rafting is all about excitement, relaxation and teamwork. On your Wet 'n' Wild Adventure you will enjoy multiple sensations...the exhilaration and thrill from nature's powerful forces at work, the white water and the respect that it commands; you will be in awe of the spectacular scenery that encompasses you throughout the journey, and, you will relish in the contentment of achievement and fulfilment of personal and team challenge met and mastered along the way.

(in Matamata 30 minute drive or catch the bus) 
Discover the real Middle-earth on the most picturesque private farmland near Matamata in the North Island of New Zealand, where you can visit the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogy in a fascinating two-hour guided tour. The set has been completely rebuilt and can be seen as it appeared in the film. All tours groups visit the Green Dragon Inn as part of their tour and receive complimentary refreshment.
There are spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges from the rolling green hills of the movie set, which is still a working sheep and beef farm. As the Hobbiton Movie Set is located on a real New Zealand farm, there is an opportunity to cuddle and bottle feed the pet lambs.

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New Zealand Tourism   > Bay of Plenty

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