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11 Bay of Plenty heritage attractions to visit: Day1 - Stop 2

Katikati Fire Station Museum @Western Bay Museum Katikati Fire Station Museum @Western Bay Museum

KATIKATI is a drawcard in the Bay of Plenty. The small town has a vibrant, diverse arts community as well as the Western Bay of Plenty Museum. The innovative contemporary museum has a series of interactive experiences telling the story of the district. It is fun and you will enjoy the bright red former fire station building the museum is housed in. It is likely you might want to linger in Katikati exploring the area and visiting artist’s studios.

Katikati town mural wander @Tourism Bay of Plenty


Katikati for Arts Katikati’s slogan as ‘NZ Mural Town’ is apt with over 75 street art displays and murals throughout the small towns. Katikati is an impressive powerhouse with  four art galleries and has many private studios that you can visit by arrangement.  Wander along the striking Haiku Pathway which weaves alongside the Uretara Stream in the heart of Katikati. This pathway is the only one of its kind outside Japan and features over 40 haiku poems which are carved onto river boulders. Each short poem has been chosen to reflect its location


Explore Bowentown Domain walks to historic pa (village) sites with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Check out Best 10 short walks in the Bay of Plenty for details.

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