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Local Attractions

The main centre for the eastern Bay of Plenty, Whakatane is one of the sunniest towns in New Zealand. Just offshore 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 yellowfin tuna are caught here than anywhere else in the country.

Whakatane Attractions

Learn To Surf!

Learning to surf the waves is truly an exhilarating experience and there is no better place to learn than the white sands of Ohope Beach. 

Salt Spray Surf School is Ohope's only surf school, run by friendly local Surfers and qualified Surfing Instructors. We offer public or private Surf Lessons as well as Surf Board, Wetsuit and Boogie Board Hire and then throw in heaps of fun programs and deals. Situated in the beautiful West End Corner we are the place to be all summer long!

Whakatane Attractions

Whakatane

Whakatane is a popular holiday and business destination in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. With plenty of outdoor activities, and a wide range of businesses established here, Whakatane is very much the hub of this region, and the gateway to the rugged East Cape.

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 yellowfin tuna are caught here than anywhere else in the country.

Whakatane Attractions

White Island Tours

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.

Sitting 49km off the coast of New Zealand’s North Island is, Whakaari/White Island, one of the world’s most accessible active volcanoes!

With the majority of the volcano sitting beneath the sea, visitors to Whakaari/White Island disembark directly into the crater complex where they’ll join experienced and knowledgeable guides for a guided exploration of the inner crater as they provide fascinating commentary on the geology of the island and man’s attempts to mine Sulphur.

Whakatane Attractions

Whale Island Kayaking

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. 

After the biosecurity check at the Whakatane Yacht Club, we sail out to Moutohora/ Whale Island on the beautifully appointed catamaran, Centaurus. On arrival at the island, we launch the kayaks in a sheltered bay, giving everyone a chance to get comfortable, before heading around the island's wonderful coastline, past cliffs and sandy beaches and into sea caves. There are regular wildlife encounters with seals, penguins and sea birds and plenty of salty yarns before we land at the hot water beach where there's a chance to warm your toes and check out the geothermal rumblings. Morning tea is served on board the catamaran and a swim is always an option before we head back to Whakatane.

Whakatane Attractions

Mighty Motu Bike Tours

Guided bike tours in the Eastern Bay of Plenty utilising the Motu Trails, part of Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Way

Enjoy the stories associated with this land and share a home-baked picnic in a special place. Suitable for ages 12+. Call to book 027272407

Whakatane Attractions

KG KAYAKS

Operating in the Eastern Bay of Plenty since 2002 we offer guided tours and freedom hires in a variety of locations around the Whakatane /Ohope Beach area.

With local guides, our unique moonlight/ sunset tours and offshore tours at spectacular Moutohorā / Whale Island are particularly popular. The trip out to Whale Island by sailing catamaran is always memorable, plus the regular seal encounters and hot water beach experience make it a day to remember. Departure times are Whale Island: 8 am, Coastal Adventure 8 30 am, Ohiwa Explorer by arrangement, Freedom hire available all day. Safety on the water and catering for occasional kayakers (novices) is what we are about!

Whakatane Attractions

Kiwi Jet

Operating in the Eastern Bay of Plenty since 2002 we offer guided tours and freedom hires in a variety of locations around the Whakatane /Ohope Beach area.

This jet boat tour departs from the North Islands largest man-made dam with one of our local experienced captains and travel across the majestic Matahina Lake. Take in the amazing views of the spectacular ignimbrite cliffs leading to the Rangitaiki River with its weeping waterfalls and willowed banks. Feel your heart race as you navigate the white water rapids surrounded by sheep and dairy farms all the way to the Aniwhenua Falls. Allow an hour and a quarter for the jet boat tour that gives you a real jet boating experience!

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