Whakatane is the cultural hub of the Bay of Plenty and the gateway to White Island - New Zealand's only active offshore volcano. The warm waters in Whakatane are famous for deep sea fishing and the wharf is the base for wildlife cruises, volcano tours, and fishing boat charters. Go shopping in The Hub Whakatane - a 24,000sqm shopping mall, explore Moutohora (Whale Island) on a wildlife tour, dig your own hot pool at Sulphur Bay, or simply bask in the sunshine. more
For a unique cultural experience, visit Mataatua Wharenui – a fully carved Maori meeting house that travelled the world for a century before returning to the Bay of Plenty. This interactive experience into Maori culture is designed to immerse you in the culture, rather than just perform it to you, and will introduce you to the history, customs, and culture of the Maori people.
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Mobile-friendly - Whakatane's stylish modern motel, architecturally designed and equipped with high quality facilities. All units have King-Size beds with luxury bedding from which you can enjoy Sky TV on your 40" LCD television. Enjoy your room in quiet comfort thanks to the double-glazed windows, sound-proof walls and a heat-pump in every suite. Walking distance to Kopeope Shopping Centre and Whakatane Hospital.
Mobile-friendly - Air Chathams has been bringing NZ's regional communities together by air for over 35 years. The airline provides a convenient, quality and reliable service that has cemented its reputation for looking after people. Flights to and from Auckland for Whakatane, Whanganui, the Kapiti Coast and the Chatham Islands. Air Chathams also flies Auckland to Norfolk Island and return every week.
Mobile-friendly - The luxury campsite at Chattan Farm is set amongst beautiful, mature native forest. Almost predator-free, the trees teem with bird-life. Keen walkers will enjoy the marked bush tracks through the forest. Bird-watchers will love the prolific and varied bird life. Families will find plenty to do, both in the local area and exploring the property.
Bay of Plenty fishing with your owner/operator guide Lindsay Hunt. Choose between inshore saltwater, coastal saltwater fishing or freshwater fishing. Taupo and Rotorua lakes, Whakatane and White Island, Tauranga. Whether you are after a world famous Taupo or Rotorua trout, White Island Kingfish or Inshore Snapper fishing in Whakatane, Ezyfishing Charters can help.
Mobile-friendly - The scenic quality of the Motu River has been described as "unsurpassed". The river travels through the last significant area of untracked native bush in the North Island. Experience 1 to 1.5 hour's of awesome jet boating on the Motu River and view the majestic scenery from the base of the River up into the remote mountains.
Mobile-friendly - Welcome to Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park, situated in the Bay of Plenty halfway between Whakatane and Opotiki. The best places are always worth getting to, and our location is no different. With the Pacific Ocean and Ohiwa Beach only steps from the campground - and the Ohiwa Harbour even closer - we are a unique location ready to be explored.
Mobile-friendly - Welcome to Ohope International Golf Club where our slogan is "We love it ........ so will you". Our world-class links golf-course features superb views of both the harbour and ocean, as well as majestic Motuhoura (Whale Island) and volcanic Whakaari (White Island). Our well-appointed clubhouse and facilities make us a popular venue for weddings, functions and special occasions.
The Grove Luxury Yurt Accommodation is nestled in an established avocado orchard in the Thornton area a short drive from Whakatane and within an hour of Tauranga and Rotorua. The property is home to large numbers of ducks and native birds, and a short walk through the orchard will take you to an often deserted white sand beach.
Thornton Beach Holiday Park is a superb destination for a fantastic New Zealand beach holiday with heaps of fun for the whole family. We have many campsites available and lots of accommodation to suit all needs and budgets. New facilities. Enjoy peace, tranquillity, safe swimming, great fishing and many more activities and attractions. Within 5 minutes to Cafes and shopping.
Mobile-friendly - Tourist Court Motel offers clean, comfortable and very affordable Whakatane accommodation with nine spacious, en-suite units. All units at our Whakatane motel feature a fully equipped kitchenette with microwave, Sky TV, phone, and off-street parking. Cooked/continental breakfast available. Guest laundry. 2km from town centre and close to many popular attractions.Tours arranged to White Island. Friendly hosts keen to assist.
We offer comfort, location and first-class service. Experience the amenities that make for a wonderful stay: spacious guest suites and one bedroom apartments, continental and full breakfast service, meeting facilities and much more! Our conference facilities and Giordano's Italian BBQ and wine bar will make your stay a memorable one. Whakatane's best CBD location and family friendly service.
Mobile-friendly - Based in Tauranga, Whakatane, Palmerston North and Paraparaumu, Uzabus operates nationwide. Whether it is a bus charter for a team-building event, school trip or transport for your wedding, you are guaranteed a comfortable ride with our team. Choose Uzabus to look after your inbound tour group. Uzabus is the preferred transport provider for cruise ships visiting the Port of Tauranga.
Mobile-friendly - Tongariro Crossing, Coromandel and Lake Waikaremoana Great Walks. 1 - 4 day guided walks and hiking tours with small backpacks and expert guides. Experience the North Island's best walks with a small, fun group. Everything provided, including transport from Rotorua, Matamata, Taupo, National Park or Whakapapa Village.
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Walking On Sunshine
Fun walking group for moderate fitness levels, walking the 'Birdwalk'. Meet on Monday's 9:30am at the Birdwalk carpark, depending on weather. Come with me, you will be able to fit your old favorite pants in no time! ...
Where: Nga Tapuwae o Toi Track, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
Address: Gorge Road
From: 9:30am on Monday 18th November 2019
To: 12:30pm on Monday 6th January 2020
L.A.B. 2019 Summer Tour
Loop are proud to present L.A.B. are kicking off the summer live music period with a run of shows this December. One of NZ’s hottest live acts will be performing across the North Island leading into the New Year ...
Where: Boiler Room, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
Address: 79 The Strand, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
From: 8:00pm on Friday 20th December 2019
To: 12:00am on Sunday 22nd December 2019
Paul Bosauder Flamenco Tour
Join world-class flamenco musicians as they explore the limits of flamenco dance, composition and improvisation. Tierra y Mar; flamenco Danza y Guitarra; contrasts tradition and innovation, expression and discipline. ...
Where: Whakatane Little Theatre, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
Address: Rex Morpeth Park, Short St, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
From: 8:30pm on Friday 31st January 2020
To: 10:30pm on Friday 31st January 2020
Ōhope Local Wild Food Challenge 2020: CANCELLED
The Ōhope Local Wild Food Challenge is part of a worldwide event series that has grown from small beginnings on the shores of Eastbourne, Wellington. The Whakatāne District is brimming with wild kai and natural ...
Where: Mahy Reserve, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
Address: 5 Pohutukawa Avenue, Ohope, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
From: 2:00pm on Saturday 8th February 2020
To: 8:00pm on Saturday 8th February 2020
Air Chathams DC3 Scenic Flights (Sunshine and a Plate)
Land or Sea - What will you choose? Step back in time aboard the iconic DC3 and take to the skies for some breath-taking scenery. Enjoy sumptuous food and chilled bubbles as you fly in style for a scenic tour of ...
Where: Whakatane Airport, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
Address: 216 Aerodrome Rd, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
From: 5:00pm on Saturday 29th February 2020
To: 6:00pm on Saturday 7th March 2020
Local Foodie Tours with MTF & ECHD (Sunshine and a Plate)
Embark on a gourmet journey through the Eastern Bay of Plenty as part of the Local Foodie Tour. Guests will receive a programme and map with a series of locations to visit that will include exclusive tastings, ...
Where: Eastern Bay of Plenty, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
Address: 21 Simpkins Street, Whakatane
From: 9:00am on Sunday 1st March 2020
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 1st March 2020
Leisurely Lunch with Jo Seagar (Sunshine and a Plate)
An exceptional occasion showcasing the beautiful Eastern Bay countryside, brought to life with a guest appearance from Jo Seagar, this Leisurely Lunch is sure to impress. Enjoy a divine grazing table created by Cracked ...
Where: Magnolia Estate, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
Address: 49 Mangaone Rd, RD2
From: 11:30am on Wednesday 4th March 2020
To: 2:00pm on Wednesday 4th March 2020
Gourmet Beach BBQ with Harcourts (Sunshine and a Plate)
Beach. BBQ. Bar. Band. This event ticks all the boxes! Join us for a lavish gourmet BBQ, with the first drink on us and fantastic selection of beverages from the cash bar, music by the extremely-talented Jinan Dodd, ...
Where: Surf & Sand Ohope's Beachfront Venue, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
Address: 361 Harbour Road, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
From: 6:00pm on Thursday 5th March 2020
To: 10:00pm on Thursday 5th March 2020
Ginstronomy with Haddocks & Williams & Wilshier
Join us for a spectacular evening of gin cocktails and hors d’oeurvres by Buko! Ginstronomy encapsulates the distinctive taste of this legendary spirit with five courses of bespoke gin-based cocktails and drinks, ...
Where: Top Shelf (Detour Lounge), Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
Address: 84 The Strand, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
From: 6:00pm on Friday 6th March 2020
To: 10:00pm on Friday 6th March 2020
Sunset on the Wharf with Focus Accountants & Hamertons
Amazingly this event sold out in 2.5 hours of priority supporter sales! We are collecting a wait list and can extend tickets if weather conditions closer to the time are favourable, however this list is already pretty ...
Where: Fisherman's Wharf Cafe, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
Address: 340 Harbour Rd, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
From: 5:00pm on Sunday 8th March 2020
To: 9:00pm on Sunday 8th March 2020