Sapphire Springs Thermal Pools & Bush Walks are approx.15 mins drive, or why not climb Mount Maunganui and enjoy 360-degree views, this area is the jewel in the bay of plenty crown and has many boutique shops and cafes.
McLaren Falls Park has 90 hectares of beautiful countryside to walk in along with a great café for lunch. The Gordon Carmichael Reserve walkway has walking and cycling links between Bethlehem and Brookfield with 60 hectares of storm water reserve. Slightly further afield is the Pāpāmoa Hills Regional Park again with great walks and beautiful scenery. Tauranga City has shopping, site seeing, great restaurants and cafés along the waterfront and the art gallery, cinemas and theatre are all within walking distance of each other.