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-screen TV with satellite channels. All rooms also come with cooking facilit... (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 fridge, a microwave and tea/coffee making facilities. The en suite ba... (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, microwave, ensuite with shower, hair dryer, Sky Digital TV, phone, w... (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 Beach. Awakeri Hot Springs is a 15-minute drive away.A kitchen with an e... (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 1-6, 14 self-contained tourist flats, sleep 1-6, 6 self-contained motel ... (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 chooks that lay whenever the mood takes them! Our beautiful property cons... (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, hairdryer, swimming pool and BBQ available (in sunny courtyard). Off-street pa... (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 sea views across to the East Cape. From the units, it is less than a min... (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 Plenty. It is known for its high sunshine hours. White Island, a live volca... (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 horse riding, movies & swimming with the dolphins to name a few….& ever... (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.The real gem is a big apartment-style unit, a kitchen with dishwasher, h... (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 furniture. Also available is a 3-bedroom beach cottage (sleeps up to 8)... (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 Resort includes a spacious open-plan living area, 2 bathrooms, satellite T... (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, luxury 5 star beachfront apartments, park motels, self-contained units,... (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 facilities are provided. Apartments with a spa bath are available.Compli... (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 apartment boasts two bathrooms, entertainment system, chef-style galley k... (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, microwaves, communal shower (3 family sized), baby bath, communal toilets, l... (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 with shower, hair dryer, heater, double and queen size beds, electric b... (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 facilities and a hairdryer. Some suites feature a spa bath.Tuscany Villas ... (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 self-contained units, 5 standard cabins, 6 kitchen cabins. 70 large, sh... (more)
Be part of a kiwi scavenger hunt on the Fairbrother Loop track at the bottom of the Ōhope Hill.
- Look for signs of Ōhope (the resident kiwi in this area)
- Discover kiwi footsteps in the stream
- Smell kiwi ... more
Come on a journey of discovery into the heart of 'Kiwi Country' - the Ōhope Scenic Reserve!
- Listen for kiwi in the area using a real 'chick pinging' aerial
- Follow a trap line and learn about the different pests ... more
Whakatane War Memorial Hall & Sports Stadium, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
Fri 2 Oct 2020 7:00PM / Charity, Fundraisers
The Whakatāne Kiwi Trust is thrilled to present its first PechaKucha evening to celebrate Kiwi Month 2020!
PechaKucha is the world’s fastest-growing storytelling platform, used by millions around the globe.
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Mokorua Bush Scenic Reserve, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
Thu 1 Oct 2020 6:30PM / Children, Kids, Holidays
Venture into the bush at dusk and discover a new world of sights and sounds!
- Listen for kiwi, ruru and weka.
- Check out the spiders and huge cave wētā
- Look in the stream for native fish like the giant ... more
Senior Citizens Hall Opotiki, Opotiki, Bay of Plenty
Thu 15 Oct 2020 7:30PM / Jazz
Jan Preston Trio visit Opotiki's Senior Citizens Hall 1King Street with a brand new album and tour. Pre Sale tickets $25 + booking online with Eventfinda or in person at Opotiki District Library, $15 school child u18 ... more