For around 55 days a year, Whakatane records the highest temperature in New Zealand. This sunny town is known for fishing trips and volcano visits.
The main centre for the eastern Bay of Plenty, Whakatane is one of the sunniest towns in New Zealand. Just off shore is White Island, a spectacular active volcano that can be visited by launch or helicopter. Guided tours of the island necessitate a gas mask and hard hat. Whakatane is also known for its fishing – more yellow fin tuna are caught here than anywhere else in the country.
Other Whakatane attractions include the museum, an observatory and Maori historical sites. The Nga Tapuwae o Toi walkway leads to pa sites, native forest and seabird colonies. Dolphin and Seal tours, which can include swimming encounters, start in November. There are guided Kayak tours on offer around Ohiwa Harbour and Whale Island.
Whakatane is also very close to Ohope, a 10km white sandy beach, which has a small settlement and is perfect for camping, surfing, walking and relaxing in the sun.
37 The Landing Motel is 1.5 km from Whakatane District Aquatic Centre, and 3.4 km from the Nga Tapuwae o Toi Walking Track. It offers barbecue facilities, free parking on site and free Wi-Fi access.
Guest rooms offer both air conditioning and heat pumps. Each features a large flat-scree... (more)
Alton Lodge Motel is a 5-minute drive from Whakatane Centre, and a 16-minute drive from the Whakatane Airport. It offers a heated indoor pool, free parking on site and free Wi-Fi access.Guest rooms offer both air conditioning and heating facilities. Each has a fully equipped kitchen with a... (more)
Amber Court Motel offers motel accommodation in Whakatane. Accommodation consists of 9 spacious ground floor units in a quiet bush setting. 2 studios, sleep 1-2; 3x1 bedroom, sleep 1-4; 4 family units, sleep 5; 1 unit with wheelchair access, sleeps 1-3. All units come with equipped kitchen... (more)
Free Wi-Fi and BBQ facilities are on offer at Barringtons Motor Lodge, just 5 minutes’ walk from the river. It offers self-contained accommodation with flat-screen satellite TV.ASURE Barringtons Motor Lodge is 3 minutes’ drive from Whakatane town centre, and 10 minutes’ drive from Ohope Be... (more)
Awakeri Hot Springs is a Qualmark 3-star plus Holiday Park set in an established bush setting in Whakatane, Eastern Bay of Plenty.
Holiday park accommodation on offer includes 109 powered caravan sites (all with onsite water and waste services), 50 tent sites, 5 tourist cabins, sleep 1-... (more)
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Welcome to Awapiriti Lodge. 'Awapiriti' means 'river crossing' or 'gorge crossing'.
Here at Awapiriti we are not just a delightful B&B but also an operating deer farm. We also have cattle, a few sheep, two dogs and some rather casual cho... (more)
15 ground-floor units serviced daily. 12 studio units and 3 family units. Some units have microwaves and spa baths. All units have 32' flat screen tv's, fridge, phone, Sky TV, electric blankets, heaters and irons. Freezer, microwave, fax, highchair, port-a-cot, laundry facilities, hairdrye... (more)
Jody's On The Beach Retreatis nestled along the surf beach of West End Ohope. This part of the beach is wonderfully sheltered and warm, alongside a pohutukawa-lined Ohope hill, a blaze of scarlet in the summer. The huge expanse of white sand stretching for 11 kilometres offers fantastic se... (more)
Livingston Inn is a motel in Whakatane. It has 15 spacious and stylish ground floor units and guests can choose from 10 studios, 4x1brm or 1x2brm. Conference facilities for up to 12 delegates are available.Whakatane is the major service and administrative centre in the Eastern Bay of Plent... (more)
As you enter the Whakatane district you will not only be surrounded by picturesque scenery but you will find yourself at the gateway to your wonderful East Coast adventures….White Island tours, fishing, diving, golf, surfing & there's plenty of things to keep the kids entertained such as h... (more)
Wedged between pohutukawa-clad cliffs and the broad, flat expanse of Ohope Beach, Ocean View Motel is a superb, family-friendly holiday haven. A quiet, no-exit road separates the units from the sand and there is no charge for the bikes, kayaks, boogie boards, surf boards and the laundry.Th... (more)
Self-contained spacious beachfront apartments, 1 x 1-bedroom, 1 x 2-bedroom. Sleep up to 7. Located directly opposite the safe and sandy beach. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen, fridge/freezer, TV, DVD,SKY, all linen including beach towels. There is a BBQ for guest use plus outdoor f... (more)
Relax in the pool or by the poolside at this luxury complex, featuring magnificent views from most suites. On-site facilities include 2 hot tubs, a fitness centre, a sauna, a games room and a petanque court. Guests enjoy 100 MB of free Wi-Fi per apartment.Each apartment at Ohope Beach Reso... (more)
Ohope Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park is a Qualmark 4-star Holiday Park in Whakatane. Set amongst 23 acres of mature trees Ohope Beach Top 10 Holiday Park is a family orientated holiday park that offers accommodation options suitable for every budget, including beachfront power and tent sites, l... (more)
The Pacific Coast Motor Lodge offers comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi and cooking facilities. Each studio and apartment includes a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a DVD player.All accommodation at Pacific Coast Motor Lodge Whakatane has electric blankets and heating. Ironing fa... (more)
Consisting of 43, one, two and three-bedroom apartments, spread over four floors, Quayside Luxury Apartments are superbly situated in the heart of the business centre of Whakatane. Close to the shops, cafes, waterfront, and the beautiful Pacific Ocean beaches. Each fabulously furnished apa... (more)
9 well-appointed beach units with full kitchen facilities. Beach frontage and lovely views - very quiet. Beautiful walks, secluded beaches. Sharon and Kevin welcome you and will ensure your stay in this beautiful area is enjoyable.... (more)
A beautiful beach and riverfront park that is the perfect holiday destination for everyone. Completely renovated 2007/08. 88 tent/power sites, 2 standard cabins, 5 tourist flats, 2 park motels. Non-smoking. Park amenities include: access facilities, communal kitchen, fridge/freezer, microw... (more)
Tourist Court Motel offers spacious, comfortable, recently re-decorated units which will give you a pleasant stay.Accommodation consists of 9 motel units that are serviced daily. 4 studio, sleep 1-3; 4x1 bedroom, sleep 2-4 and 1x2 bedroom, sleeps 7. Kitchen facilities, microwave, ensuite w... (more)
Tuscany Villas Whakatane offers free Wi-Fi and private rooms with a kitchenette. Situated in the central business area of Whakatane, the villas offer laundry facilities and in-room cooked or continental breakfast.Each air-conditioned room includes a TV with satellite channels, ironing faci... (more)
On the banks of the river, over Whakatane Bridge. Modern communal kitchen with microwaves, facilities block, swimming pool, TV room, automatic washing machines, dryer, BBQ area. 500m to town centre and boat ramp. Boat parking, good fishing, freezers available, fish cleaning facilities. 4 s... (more)
The Sun to Surf Run & Walk Events are held on one glorious day at the idyllic ocean-side location of Ohope.
Enter any one of the following:
Sun to Surf Half Marathon 21.1km
Whakatane to Surf & Sand Ohope
Surf ... more