The Bay of Plenty coastline extends east from Orokawa Bay (east of Waihī) toward East Cape ending near Lottin Point. Along the coast there are two large harbours, Tauranga and Ōhiwa, a number of estuaries and 10 major rivers.

Managing our coast

We work with several agencies to manage our coastal activities in the region.


Aquaculture is the breeding and growing of animals and plants in the water.  

Vehicles on beaches

Read more how you can protect the natural character of Bay of Plenty's beautiful beaches from four-wheel drives and motorbikes.


We work with community care groups and other organisations to ensure that our harbours are safe, healthy environments for all to enjoy - now and in the future.