Te Puke is a town located 28 kilometres southeast of Tauranga and is known for its Kiwifruit industry which had its beginnings here, and now produces millions of trays of the traditional Green and the luscious Gold that are shipped out worldwide. ... Show More
Tourist Information About Te Puke
Te Puke is a town located 28 kilometres southeast of Tauranga and is known for its Kiwifruit industry which had its beginnings here, and now produces millions of trays of the traditional Green and the luscious Gold that are shipped out worldwide. It is also known for honey and bee-related health products. The town has four white-sand beaches within 10 to 20 minutes drive. There are many tourism activities such as jet boating, off-roading and surfing, boating and game fishing. There are lots of other opportunities to enjoy the outdoors via bush walks, elegant gardens, horse riding, and hunting trips.
Best Attractions and free things to do in Te Puke
1. Te Puna Quarry
Riddled in marvelous statues, Te Puna Quarry park has magic to be discovered at every turn.
The gardens are brimming with unique features, including irises, cactus and succulents, a palm grove, bonsai nook, butterfly garden, and so much more, including orchids by the thousands. With our Australian and South African areas, you can experience a taste of distant places.
2. Otanewainuku Forest
From picturesque scenery to wonderful waterfalls, the Otanewainuku Forest is rich in natural beauty. Climb the Otanewainuku Peak Track to a summit tower with spectacular views stretching from the East Cape to Mt Tarawera. Wharetoa Falls is a one-hour one-way trek that is also wonderful for swimming. Finally, the Rimu Loop Walk offers a stroll in the wilderness. Come see Te Pukes wild side!
3. The Giant Kiwifruit
How frequently are you going to be at the World's Kiwifruit Capital? Prove that you've visited Te Puke's kiwifruit land by taking a picture with the enormous kiwifruit in the Kiwifruit Country. If that wasn't enough, you may also take a 40-minute trip on the Kiwi Kart to learn more about the kiwifruit business.
4. Maketu Beach
Maketu, only 15 minutes from Te Puke, is a fantastic coastal retreat with excellent surfing and swimming. While the town's magnificent coastline and seaside activities are pleasant, the town's most famous claim to fame is the Maketu Pies! Drive up to Okurei Point for some spectacular coastal views while you're in the neighborhood. Newdicks Beach is also a wild beach worth exploring.
5. Pukehina Beach
Pukehina Beach is a sandspit that stretches 10 kilometers along the Bay of Plenty shoreline. It's surrounded by gorgeous vacation houses, as well as a few cafés and eateries where you can get something to eat before heading to the beach. Although there is surf all the way along the beach, the greatest areas are near the north-west end. Surfcasting is very popular at this beach, so try your luck at Dotterel Point, which has several reefs that attract fish.
6. Roydon Downs Reserve
Roydon Downs is a great place to go for gentle hikes among native trees and wide agricultural paddocks. There are a variety of short farm and bush walks to choose from with a variety of sights to view!
7. Te Puke Golf Club
If you know golf, you'll know that New Zealand boasts some of the best courses in the world. The Te Puke Golf Club can demonstrate why it is New Zealand's most popular and loved sport. With its undulating fairways bordered with trees and water features, the Te Puke Golf Club is a wonderful example of golfing in the Bay of Plenty. The course is frequently referred to as the best-designed in the harbor.
8. Kaiate Falls
A hike to Kaiate Falls should definitely be included in the day's itinerary. Kaiate Falls (also known by its Maori name "Te Rerekawau" or "Te Rere Kawau" and as Te Rerekawau Falls) is a pair of spectacular waterfalls ripe for exploration!