Story: Bay of Plenty places

Matakana Island

Matakana Island

Visible in the distance is the long coastline of Matakana Island, which forms the sand barrier between Tauranga Harbour and the South Pacific Ocean. Mt Maunganui is in the centre of the photograph.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Bay of Plenty places - Tauranga hinterland and harbour', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2022)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Jul 2015