Katikati is a charming coastal town near Tauranga.
Katikati
Katikati's coastline, Bay of Plenty

By Rodney_F

Katikati

Known for it's heritage, murals, avocados and kiwifruit, Katikati is a charming, sunny town near Tauranga.

The rural town of Katikati was founded by settlers from Ulster in Ireland, but the district was populated by Maori long before Europeans arrived. The volcanic soils and sunny climate were as suitable then for kumara as they are today for kiwifruit and avocados. In recent years, Katikati has called itself the ‘mural town’. More than 35 works of art in and around the main street - murals, sculptures and carvings - pay homage to the town's early Maori and pioneer residents, and its timber milling and Farmingg heritage. There is also a magnificent tribute to the men and women who left the district to fight in overseas wars. You can pick up a mural guide map from the information centre.

The local museum documents the growth of the town with photographs and displays of artefacts. Boutique arts and crafts galleries and, in harvest time, roadside stalls overflowing with fresh produce, are a delightful distraction.

Between Katikati and the city of Tauranga is Te Puna, where you can turn right and drive up to the Minden Lookout. At 286 metres above sea level, this viewing point delivers unobstructed views along the Bay of Plenty coast and out to sea, over orchards, farmland, hill country and the suburbs of Tauranga.

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ASURE Kaimai View Motel - Accommodation in Katikati New Zealand
9.10 93 Reviews
Katikati
0800542642
Just 5 minutes’ drive from Tauranga Harbour, Kaimai View Motel features free a solar-heated pool, BBQ facilities and free Wi-Fi. Free private parking is available on site.All accommodation includes an LCD TV, DVD player and tea/coffee making facilities. All provide electric blankets and a ... (more)
Athenree Hot Springs & Holiday Park - Accommodation in Athenree New Zealand
Athenree
078635600
Relax in our hot, natural, thermal pools where the pure, soft, mineral water feels wonderful to the skin. The pools are free to staying guests. Our all season destination, uniquely located in the sunny Bay of Plenty offers a friendly welcome & clean facilities. Walks, native wildlife, k... (more)
Bowentown Beach Holiday Park - Accommodation in Waihi Beach New Zealand
9.10 122 Reviews
Waihi Beach
0800143769
This beachfront holiday park features a children’s play area, games room, convenience store and internet kiosk. All accommodation includes a kitchenette, air conditioning and a TV with DVD player.Bowentown Beach Holiday Park is located on Waihi Beach in the Bay of Plenty. It is a 10-minute... (more)
Kaimai Country Lodge - Accommodation in Katikati New Zealand
8.80 41 Reviews
Katikati, Katikati
072811512
Kaimai Country Lodge offers luxurious rooms with a private patio and lovely views towards Mt Maunganui, Matakana Island or Waihi Beach. It features free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and a sunny terrace overlooking the mountains.You can enjoy a meal in the barbecue area, or relax by the fireplace ... (more)
Katikati Motel - Accommodation in Katikati New Zealand
8.80 14 Reviews
Katikati
075490385
Surrounded by lovely gardens, Katikati Motel features a sauna, BBQ facilities and free Wi-Fi. It offers rooms with a private patio and a 32-inch flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Free parking for cars, trucks and trailers is available on site.Motel Katikati is located in the heart of... (more)
Matahui Lodge - Accommodation in Aongatete New Zealand
9.90 22 Reviews
Aongatete
075718121
If you are looking for a luxury lodge offering indulgence, pampering and exquisite beauty, Matahui Lodge in Katikati, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand is the perfect choiceSituated in the privacy of six acres of manicured grasslands and vineyards with tranquil inner harbour views, this luxury lo... (more)
Sapphire Springs Holiday Park & Thermal Pools - Accommodation in Katikati New Zealand
Katikati
075490768
A family owned holiday park set in 32 hectares of beautiful native forest at the foot of the Kaimai Ranges. A haven in the bush bordered by a sparkling stream and complimented by warm thermal swimming pools. Guests can choose from camping sites, on site caravans, backpacker styled lodge... (more)
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