Onekawa Bay in the Bay of Plenty

Our places

The Bay of Plenty is well known for its clear blue skies, white sand beaches, lush green forest parks and stunning natural beauty.

a family getting ready for a day out on the water

Boating in the Bay

The Bay of Plenty is renowned for its beautiful harbours, lakes and rivers. It is important we share these spaces safely. 

Beautiful Kaituna River in the BOP

Safe swimming areas

We collect water samples from more than 70 sites around the Bay of Plenty weekly throughout the summer swim season.


Natural hazards

Natural hazards are a part of living in New Zealand. Managing our risk to these hazards is critical to ensuring safe and resilient communities. 

Civil Defence vehicle


Our Civil Defence Emergency Management ensures the safety of people and property by preventing, reducing or overcoming hazards in the Bay of Plenty region.

Bikes on buses in Rotorua

Getting around

Bay of Plenty Regional Council manages the regional Baybus bus network.

Papamoa Hills planting


Volunteers help Regional Council to extend work programmes, build community resilience and provide invaluable localised knowledge with their diverse skill-sets and experience.

recycling bins

Waste and recycling directory

This search directory is a fast and easy way to find companies that can take or recycle waste materials in the Bay of Plenty region.

Stream monitoring Kaharoa School

Teacher resources

We have a range of teacher resources available for teachers in the Bay of Plenty region.

Okere falls

Community funding

Information about support we offer through funding and scholarships.

Youth hub

Get involved in things happening around our rohe, learn about the work we do, and find out how to get involved in our regional community.