Recreation and protection of both the natural environment and cultural heritage are important aspects of a vibrant region.

We provide ownership and management of regional parks; currently Pāpāmoa Hills Regional Park and Onekawa Te Mawhai Regional Park.

These parks are explored and enjoyed by thousands of visitors each month.

We are exploring options to create a third park near the mouth of the Kaituna River with other agencies and landowners. 

We maintain and enhance visitor experiences including car parking, toilets, signs and interpretation, track development and maintenance, prescribed grazing and associated management, programmed native re-vegetation and community events.

Pāpāmoa Hills Regional Park

Papamoa Hills Regional Park

Located in the Western Bay of Plenty, near Te Puke, Pāpāmoa Hills Regional Park is a 135 hectare property explored and enjoyed by thousands of visitors each month.

Onekawa Te Mawhai Regional Park

Onekawa Te Mawhai Regional Park

This park on the spectacular headland between the Ōhiwa Harbour and Bryans Beach, was opened by the Upokorehe hapū and the Bay of Plenty Regional Council in 2010.