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This stunning coastal paradise offers plenty of options for everyone to enjoy a perfect holiday break. From the beach to the mountains, fine dining to outdoor food markets, you’ll create special memories here you will never forget.

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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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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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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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Frontier Helicopters White Island Volcano Adventure

Whakatane

Our White Island Volcano Adventure is truly a unique experience, visiting a continuously active, living and breathing volcano is an essential destination for all who visit New Zealand.

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NATIVConnectioNZ

Whakatane

Don't be fooled by imitations - this is your chance to learn how to prepare, lay and eat an authentic earth cooked Maori hangi.

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The Hub Whakatane

Whakatane

This large shopping centre is home to some of the biggest stores in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. You’ll find over 10 national retail chains here offering furniture, appliances, homeware, fashion, sports equipment, garden products and more.

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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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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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Kohi Point Walkway - Whakatane to Ohope

Whakatane

Nga Tapuwae o Toi, or the "Footprints of Toi", is a walkway which captures the essence of the Whakatāne District. It includes pa sites of major historic significance, superb native forest, spectacular pohutukawa stands, unsurpassed coastal views, seabird colonies, forest birds in abundance, plantation forest and rural vistas.

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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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