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On the Water

Make the most of our region’s sparkling harbour, lakes, estuaries and vast blue ocean. Charter a boat, hire a jet ski or simply launch your own kayak off the beach – there are plenty of sightseeing options and ways to enjoy the water here.

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White Island Tours

Whakatane

Join the crew from White Island Tours for a 4-5.5 hour adventure to explore New Zealand's only active marine volcano – Whakaari/White Island.

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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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Freedom Kayak Hire

Whakatane

Hire a single or double kayak and explore Ohiwa Harbour, jewel of the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

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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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Awakeri Hot Springs

Whakatane

Nestled amongst lush park-like grounds, and perfectly situated to take advantage of the Bay of Plenty’s lakes, rivers, mountains and beaches, Awakeri Hot Springs offers a beautifully peaceful holiday park, just 10 minutes drive from Whakatane.

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Kiwi Jet Boat Tours

Whakatane

Depart from the Matahina Dam to experience, ignibrite cliffs, willow lined farmland, white water rapids, a scenic weeping gorge arriving at the Aniwhenua Falls. This is a real jet boating experience!

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Diveworks Charters Fishing & Diving

Whakatane

Deep sea Fishing, Sport fishing and Diving the Eastern Bay of Plenty aboard M.V.Diveworks. We cater for the new comer to the expert. All equipment supplied.

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Moutohora: Island Sanctuary

Whakatane

Join White Island Tours for a 4-4.5-hour journey to Moutohora (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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