The Western Bay, stretching from Waihi Beach to Otamarakau.
Helping make our stunning district an even greater place.
Information on our council offices in the Western Bay.
Western Bay of Plenty customer services information.
Here you can find all our services listed from A-Z
Our Animal Services team is committed to promoting better care and control of dogs.
In the mood for a good read or relaxing audio visual entertainment? Look in on any of our libraries.
Enjoy the great outdoors of Western Bay by going out for leisurely walk or visit one of our parks.
There's no easier or more pleasurable way to enjoy the great outdoors of the Western Bay than to step out for leisurely walk or visit to one our many parks.
Soothing for the soul and good for your health, an outing on a walking track or to a park is an excellent opportunity to embrace and appreciate the beauty of the environment around you.
From short, easy coastal strolls and up-hill-and-down-dale tramps to testing bush trails there's something for everyone. There are also numerous parks around the Western Bay that cater for different active sporting codes.
Although most walks and facilities are in Council parks and reserves, some are managed by the Department of Conservation.
If you wish to book a park or reserve for an event, see our website for information and or go directly to our event application form (PDF, 56KB)
Select this link to view an interactive story map of our District that will show you what our District has to offer including walks and places to visit.
Please note: If you’re setting off on a walk and leaving your car in a carpark, we’d like to remind people to be extra vigilant with the security of your vehicle and belongings. Unfortunately there can be opportunistic thieves operating at the remote carpark sites such as Kaiate Falls and Ngamuwahine River.
There are management plans in place for 222 reserves across the district, including plans covering each urban community.
Management plans are a statutory requirement under the Reserves Act. A plan provides a one-stop reference point that includes a reserves classification and legal status, the area it covers, infrastructure and funding for capital projects Councils wants to undertake.
Please come this way for information on our Park/Reserve Management Plans
For information relating to horse riding on reserves, please view the Reserves and Facilities Bylaw 2018.