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Western Bay of Plenty property guide

Western Bay of Plenty area guide

From Katikati in the North to Maketu in the South, Western Bay of Plenty has plenty of hidden gems offering fantastic lifestyles. The area is the food bowl of the North Island so agriculture is stamped on the character of the towns of the coastal lowlands and mountain ranges. Those looking to buy property in the area will benefit from growing industry, transport links, new residential development and best of all, a coastal lifestyle. 

Dairy farms and avocado and kiwi fruit orchards are commonly for sale in Western Bay of Plenty.

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Katikati is one of New Zealand's most "liveable" towns for its ability to support its residents with both a high quality of life and livelihood. Titles aside, its access to the outdoors, strong sense of community and growing economy means it is a great place to live, work and play. Houses for sale in Katikati range from large rural lifestyle properties and orchards to new family homes and original homes ready for modernising. 

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Ōmokoroa and Te Puna

Set on the edge of the Tauranga Harbour, Ōmokoroa and Te Puna have recently gone from sleepy coastal villages to thriving lifestyle destinations. New homes and facilities are developing quickly but the unhurried vibe remains. The easy pace of life, access to beaches and other leisure activities mean the area is a favourite area with retirees, those who work from home and young families. 

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Te Puke

Te Puke is a rural service town that has experienced fantastic growth in the past decade, attracting families and businesses to move here and enjoy the strong economy. Recent investment in developing transport links and residential housing has allowed the kiwi and avocado industries to thrive. Te Puke's residential housing options range from orchard farmhouses and lifestyle properties to traditional family homes and original properties ready for modernisation.

C7 Maketu


Maketū is a sea changer's dream, where you can find solace yet be part of a solid community. Only 40 minutes from Tauranga, it could be a world away with its wild coast and cosy village character. Locals spend leisure time swimming, fishing and diving in the shallow estuary and three nearby beaches. Homes for sale in Maketu range from original baches to recently-built family homes, commonly with ocean-view balconies.

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Find a local agent

Our Bay of Plenty team of experts are here to help you find your perfect home in Western Bay of Plenty. If you're looking to sell a property in Western Bay of Plenty, our agents will give your home best-in-class exposure to New Zealand's home buyers.

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