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)
Offering a restaurant and free bikes, Alfresco Bed and Breakfast is located in Whakatane. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, a patio and a minibar. There is also a refrigerator. Featuring a bath, private bathroom also comes with a bath or shower and a... (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)
Boasting free Wi-Fi and free on-site parking, At The Lookout B&B is 5 minutes' drive from Whakatane. It is 5 minutes' drive from Ohope Beach. All accommodation features a balcony offering panoramic sea views towards Whale and White Island.
Located on the top floor of a family home, the ... (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)
Lois and daughter Adrienne provide very quiet and peaceful rural accomodation in a 1920's style villa set in a welcoming cottage garden on the Rangitaiki Plains.
Our lifestyle block is 10 minutes from Whakatane which has great shopping, restaurants and cafes and 15 minutes from Ohope Be... (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)
Offering rooms with free Wi-Fi and included breakfast, Crestwood Bed and Breakfast is located 5 minutes’ drive from Whakatane’s town centre. All accommodation offers sea or garden views. Some rooms feature a balcony.Whakatane Crestwood B&B is 5 minutes’ drive from the popular Kohi Point Sc... (more)
Fenworth bed and breakfast is located on the Rangitaiki river just ten minutes from Whakatane.Wayne and Alison, your hosts, love sharing their new home which sits on the banks of the picturesque river. We have a private jetty with lovely picnic spots to sit and enjoy the restful atmosphere... (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)
Enjoy a unique Maori cultural experience at Moanarua Beach Cottage, which offers free Wi-Fi, an outdoor hot tub and free on-site parking. Accommodation options include a self-contained cottage and a private room. Guests enjoy free snacks upon arrival.Moanarua Cottage B&B is located 2 minut... (more)
Nestled into the hilltops of Whakatane, surrounded by panoramic views of the Rangitaiki Plains and Whale Island, lies one of the areas most luxurious accomodation. Stay in paradise where the entire floor can become your4s as a peaceful and undisturbed retreat. With only 2 guestrooms, your ... (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)
We warmly welcome you to our "slice of paradise" at OceanSpray Homestay. A beachfront property close to the Pacific Ocean. The three bedroom self contained apartment is downstairs, and has full kitchen facilities, and two bathrooms. It is exclusive to one group of guests. Quality linen, 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)
Landslide is a professional 5 piece band who have been celebrating the music of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks all over the North Island for the past 5 yrs!
Covering all eras of Fleetwood Mac and also the 80s Stevie ... more
Whakatāne will host its third Local Wild Food Challenge, an event that has grown from small beginnings on the shores of Eastbourne, New Zealand to a worldwide experience.
The challenge is to get outside and hunt, ... more
The Mataatua Kapa Haka Festival will showcase traditional-contemporary performing arts of the tribal groups from the Mataatua region,
This prestigious competition will bring together the best kapahaka performers from ... more