The Bay of Plenty has so many great beaches, but I daresay, one can get tired of the salty hair and sandy cars. If you're too hot and craving fresh water, nothing beats a cool, cool water hole. (See what I did there? Cool as in awesome, cool as in cold. Haha, not so funny if you have to explain it, eh?)
I won't post about a spot unless I've been there so the list will keep growing.
Here are some of our faves in the Tauranga and Rotorua area:
- Up Whakamarama Road, around the corner from Puketoki Reserve
- Raparapahoe Falls
- Pori Pori
- Whataroa Falls at Otanewainuku
- Kaiate Falls
- Hot n' Cold Pools near Waiotapu
- Kerosene Creek
- Wairere Falls Track
- Aongatete River
- En route to Cashmore's Clearing from Wharawhara Road
- Rapurapu Kauri Track
- Manoeka Road Dam
I've love to hear about your favourite secret swimming spots! Next on our list is Trout Pool swimming hole at Okere Falls.