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Animals & Wildlife

The Bay of Plenty is home to some amazing wildlife both on land and at sea. There are many opportunities to see rare and precious creatures such as kiwi, whales, dolphins and more. Get outdoors and enjoy all that nature has to offer.

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White Island Tours

Whakatane

Join the White Island Tours crew for a 5-6 hour adventure to explore New Zealand's only active marine volcano - White Island (Whakaari).

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Julians Berry Farm & Cafe

Whakatane

Julians Berry Farm and Cafe offers a unique New Zealand experience, and regarded as one of New Zealands hidden treasures. Something for everyone at this award winning attraction.

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Diveworks Dolphin & Seal Encounters

Whakatane

Encounter and Swim with huge pods of Dolphins and friendly Seals with occasional sightings Whales in the rich, warm blue Bay of Plenty waters near Whakatane and Moutohora, Whale Island a pristine wildlife sanctuary.

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KG Kayaks

Whakatane

Kayaking adventures for independent travellers, family groups, businesses and schools. We offer guided tours, hires and tuition at a number of locations around Whakatane in the Bay of Plenty.

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Moutohora: Island Sanctuary

Whakatane

Join White Island Tours for a 4-4.5-hour journey to Moutohorā (Whale Island) one of New Zealand's little-known treasures and home to a number of New Zealand's rare and endangered plants, birds and reptiles.

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Whale Island Kayaking

Whakatane

sail to Whale Island (Moutohora), a wildlife management reserve. Enjoy magical kayaking with sea caves, seal encounters and a visit the hot water beach. Hear the stories behind the regeneration of this beautiful island, home to a population of kiwi and the legendary tuatara.

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Coastal Adventure

Whakatane

explore Whakatane's magical coast, paddling past eternally beautiful Otarawairere Bay and through rocky channels to hidden beaches. Enjoy the beautiful panoramas of the East Cape and out to White Island and expect wildlife encounters with gannets, rays and penguins and in winter, fur seals.

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