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 - Air Chathams has been bringing NZ's regional communities together by air for over 30 years. Privately-owned by Craig and Marion Emeny of the Chatham Islands, the airline provides a convenient, quality and reliable service that has cemented its reputation for looking after people. Flights to and from Whakatane, Whanganui, the Kapiti Coast and the Chathams Islands. NZ-wide speciality charters available.
Mobile-friendly - Alton Lodge provides motel accommodation in Whakatane. Situated close to White Island, Motu Trails and the Ureweras, the units are spacious and clean with kitchens containing hotplates, microwaves and ovens. It's also a 10 to 20-minute walk into town or a 5-minute walk to a small shopping centre.
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.
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 the 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 the Pacific Ocean, as well as volcanic White Island. Our well-appointed clubhouse, facilities and stunning views make us a a popular venue for weddings, functions and special occasions.
Mobile-friendly - Situated in central Whakatane, One88 On Commerce offers the very best accommodation in luxury and style. 22 brand new high quality 1 and 2 bedroom suites opened July 2015, 14 with spa baths. All suites have Super King beds, quality linen, modern contemporary décor, ensuite bathrooms, flat screen TVs, heating and cooling, outdoor seating areas and views of Whakatane.
With million-dollar views across the Whakatane river, the sand hills, the Pacific Ocean and the offshore islands this is a location that you won’t want to leave. The view is dynamic and ever changing with fishing vessels and pleasure boats passing by your window.
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.
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.
Planned or unplanned accommodation required in the heart of Whakatane? There is simply no better place to start or end a day in Whakatane than its central Hotel. Everything is convenient when you are in the centre of town. Whakatane Hotel provides a range of accommodation choices catering for a variety of different types of travellers and budgets.
Mobile-friendly - Cruise across the pristine waters of the Bay of Plenty to White Island (Whakaari) – New Zealand's most ACTIVE volcano. Experience roaring fumaroles, sparkling sulphur chimneys, bubbling pools of mud and the spectacular main crater vent during this 'once in a lifetime' adventure!
Come with us on an unforgettable and breathtaking journey by helicopter to New Zealand's only active marine volcano. Land in the sulphurous crater and explore its alien, moon-like surface. Fly with us and experience the best two hours of your life!
Mobile-friendly - Bay of Plentys ultimate snorkeling eco-tourism company. Snorkeling in the waters off the coast of Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and Whakatane, with trips out to Mayor (Tuhua) Island or Motiti Island by boat departing from Tauranga. On the cruise out to the Island we encounter many different forms of marine wildlife. We snorkel and dive showing people the diverse marine-life.
Wildside Tours are your Craft Beer, Wine, Cider and Artisan food tour specialists. This is the ultimate Bay of Plenty tasting tour. We take great delight in showing off the regions Craft Breweries, Wineries, Cider and artisan food producers. Sample the handcrafted brews and taste the food delights along the way. Tastings are all inclusive in the price.
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Oxfam Trailwalker 2019
You and your team will find more than just the finish line in Oxfam Trailwalker's annual fundraising endurance event organised and promoted by Oxfam New Zealand! Register now for this bucket list, life changing ...
Where: Whakatane War Memorial Hall & Sports Stadium, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
Address: Rex Morpeth Park, Short Street, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
From: 6:00am on Saturday 23rd March 2019
To: 6:00pm on Sunday 24th March 2019
The Big Bike Film Night
Prepare to be inspired! The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you. Showcasing our 2019 collection that has everything a cycling-centric audience ...
Where: WhakaMax Movies, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
Address: 99 The Strand, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
From: 6:30pm on Monday 25th March 2019
To: 8:45pm on Monday 25th March 2019
Runtingz 2019 NZ Tour Ft. Swiss
You asked for it Aotearoa! Following the successful Runtingz NZ Tour 2018, Runtingz is back! This time with special guest, Swiss. The Runtingz Family: - Lion Rezz - Israel Starr - Lomez Brown - Raggadat Cris - ...
Where: Boiler Room, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
Address: 79 The Strand, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
From: 8:30pm on Saturday 30th March 2019
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 30th March 2019
Sonic Delusion - Hey Trouble Single Release Tour
Sonic Delusion, the Swiss-Kiwi electro-folk artist, continues to carve out his own unapologetically ambitious and hip swaying sounds with his third single “Hey Trouble”, from his upcoming album “Anything Goes” ...
Where: Detour Bar & Lounge, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
Address: 84 The Strand, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
From: 8:30pm on Friday 5th April 2019
To: 11:30pm on Friday 5th April 2019
Sun to Surf Half Marathon, 10km & 5km
Run or walk from Te Wairaka at Whakatane Heads all the way to the Surf & Sand Beachfront Venue at Ohope. Surf Strider 10km and Sun Run & Walk 5km also to choose from. Medals for all finishers.
Where: Whakatāne Heads, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
Address: 1 Muriwai Drive, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
From: 3:00pm on Saturday 6th April 2019
To: 8:00pm on Saturday 6th April 2019
Sue Nicholson - Earth, Life & Beyond
The Star of Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational NEW live show Earth, Life & Beyond. Sue’s abilities have been seen on TVNZ’s ‘Sensing Murder’, the ‘Good Morning’ show and 20/20. ...
Where: Whakatane Little Theatre, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
Address: Rex Morpeth Park, Short St, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
From: 7:00pm on Friday 12th April 2019
To: 10:00pm on Friday 12th April 2019
Classics At Ohope
For all those classic car and caravan enthusiasts out there, save the date for Classics At Ohope at Ohope Beach. Classic cars including Ford Mustangs, Falcon GTs, Hot Rods and Retro caravans will be on display plus ...
Where: Surf & Sand Ohope's Beachfront Venue, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
Address: 361 Harbour Road, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
From: 12:00pm on Saturday 13th April 2019
To: 5:00pm on Saturday 13th April 2019
Matariki Glow Show
“Only 30 seconds gone and all of us are captivated, spellbound and lapping it up.” - Alan Scott-Theatre Review 15,000+ children saw this extraordinary show in 2017/18. 700 schools will hear about it in ...
Where: Whakatane Little Theatre, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
Address: Rex Morpeth Park, Short St, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
From: 10:00am on Wednesday 29th May 2019
To: 12:30pm on Friday 31st May 2019
Ice Skate Tour
Be prepared for a cool but not cold ice skating experience. The Ice Skate Tour travels around New Zealand with state of the art, artificial ice rinks. They look like ice and have 97% same gliding capacity as natural ...
Where: Apanui School, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
Address: 92 McAlister Street, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
From: 3:00pm on Wednesday 6th November 2019
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 10th November 2019
Julians Berry Farm and Cafe Tois Challenge
The Julians Berry Farm and Cafe Tois Challenge 18km is a trail running or walking event - following the Nga Tapuwae o Toi track - through bush, along cliff tops and over stunning beaches. This can also be done as a ...
Where: Rex Morpeth Park, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
Address: Commerce St, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
From: 8:00am on Sunday 24th November 2019
To: 1:00pm on Sunday 24th November 2019