Local Attractions

Warm Earth Cottage romantic accommodation is close to some of New Zealand's best beaches and an array of activities that could easily fill a week, or at a minimum a long weekend.

Located in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Plenty, and close to the city of Tauranga, Warm Earth is an idyllic place to base yourself for a romantic holiday of relaxation and discovery. 

The Bay of Plenty, with beautiful natural harbours, endless white surf beaches and easy going lifestyle is one of New Zealand's most popular holiday destinations. In the past decade the region has experienced a huge population boom with people drawn to the vibrant, coastal lifestyle.

Katikati is known globally as New Zealand's only mural town, and has other claims to fame. The town is home to a Haiku Pathway, vineyards, hot spring pools, cafes, and jazz music.

From an initial three paintings in 1991 the town is now home to nearly 40 murals adorning the town walls. Katikati is built on the banks of the Uretara River and is fast becoming known for its summer evening concerts in January and February featuring jazz, classical and contemporary music. These are usually set in large private gardens with national and international performers.

As well, Katikati offers a growing collection of other outdoor art. The town has plans to further this growth, with open air art, more murals sculptures and festivals.

There are a multitude of attractions and activities to cater for every palate within close proximity to Warm Earth:

  • Beautiful bush walks in the Kamai Mamaku ranges
  • Pacifica and Waihi Golf courses
  • Forta Leza Café/Bar - great meals in a unique historic setting
  • Katikati Heritage Museum and Café
  • Surfing and swimming at Waihi Beach and the new reef at Mt Maunganui
  • Karangahake Gorge walk and historic railway
  • Waihi Gold Mine and museum
  • Waimarino Adventure Park for kayaking and canoeing
  • Katikati Bird Gardens
  • Day fishing charters
  • Hot spring pools
  • Morton Estate Winery for tastings and sales and Restaurant
  • Within a one-hour drive we have the cities of Rotorua and Hamilton offering an abundance of activities and Tauranga, only 15 minutes away has many diverse activities and attractions.