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Adventure in the Bay

Surf Lessons
Hibiscus Surf School in the Mount offers first class surfing instructions for all ages and abilities plus they hire boards for all levels. In a fun and safe learning environment, friendly and 100% certified instructors will provide personalized instructions and encourage you every step of the wave!

We have a special deal with them just for our backpackers!

Waimarino Adventure Park
Waimarino Adventure Park is a tranquil paradise situated on the banks of the Wairoa River just 20 minutes drive from Mount Maunganui. The water and adventure park is focused around the sport of kayaking and is the perfect day out with a group of friends or sports team. Bring your togs, BBQ supplies or picnic and make a day of it. 

Fishing Charters
If you are looking for a great day out with experienced skippers and enjoy catching a fish and diving in this area, then the guys at Blue Ocean Charters are the right one for you!

Dolphin Seafaris
Have you always dreamed of swimming with dolphins in the wild? This is your chance! Watch and swim with wild dolphins in their natural habitat with Dolphin Seafaris.

Dolphin Seafaris NZ are the only operator specializing in both types of swimming, free swimming and with swimming bars attached to the vessel. This enables you get closer to the wild dolphins regardless the level of swimming experience you may have. The swim encounters are totally natural with only small groups of 3-8 maximum in the water at one time.

Bay Explorer
Enter nature & wide open spaces on a Bay Explorer dolphin & wildlife cruise. This really is an incredible shared lifetime experience and by supporting Bay Explorer you are also helping protect wild marine animals. Check out their website for half and full day tours, and private or corporate cruises.

Only a 30 minute drive from our hostel, nestled in the lush green hills of Matamata is the Hobbiton Movie Set, well known by all for the famous trilogies of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. Discover the village during a fascinating two-hour guided tour where you can experience what it must be like being a hobbit yourself!

Our reception team can help you book any activities in the Bay of Plenty or please click here to contact us for more information.