Katikati, the gateway to the Bay of Plenty greets visitors with welcoming views of lush green pasture rolling down to the harbour. From the earliest recorded settlements, the area has been recognized as a lifestyle destination. The population may have changed but the reasons for coming to Katikati are still the same.
Farming, orchards of kiwifruit, avocado, olives and citrus have provided a sound economic base for the area. Also known as the 'Mural Town' of New Zealand, Katikati is famous for its murals depicting scenes of the regions rich history. This friendly, cheerful New Zealand town is rapidly gaining popularity with its relaxed atmosphere and lifestyle opportunities. The town features include Open Air Art, Sculptures, a Haiku Pathway, unique Twilight Concerts, an Avocado Food & Wine Festival and much more.