Kiwi Bird Capital of New Zealand
In Whakatāne, kiwi are literally in our backyard; we can walk off the pavement into the bush and be in kiwi territory.
Kiwi hold a special place in the hearts of New Zealanders. The native bird is a national icon, and many New Zealanders refer to themselves as Kiwis.
Sunshine Capital of New Zealand
Whakatane has kept its crown as New Zealand's sunshine capital, a new climate report shows. Whakatane had more sunshine hours then neighbours Tauranga and south island favourites Nelson.
Plan your next holiday to Whakatane now and soak up some rays!
Whakatane is rated by top fishing correspondents as New Zealand's best all round fishing destination. During the summer months many different fish can be caught in the waters accessed from the port of Whakatane. Whakatane is renowned for its deep-sea game fishing and local charter companies are only too happy to look after all your needs. We can organise your fishing experience with one of our many tour operators.
Here in the Bay of Plenty, on New Zealand's North Island we've got the Perfect Climate! The clear blue waters of the South Pacific! Fantastic coastline and Geothermal wonders! It's a kayakers paradise!
To find out more about relaxing on the stunning golden sands of Ohope Beach, take a White Island live volcano tour, go whale watching and dolphin swimming. Walk or run the beautiful Nga Tapuwae O Toi bush track, watch rare sea birds in unspoiled Ohiwa Harbour, mountain-bike.
White Island is the region's main attraction, an active volcano 50km off shore. You can visit the island either by helicopter, plane or with one of the tour boat operators.
Ohope Beach - NZ's Most Favourite Beach
Stunning Ohope Beach sweeps 11 km along the Pacific. Abundant sunshine, warm waters and safe swimming make it the perfect summer holiday destination. Maybe that’s why it was voted NZ’s Most Loved Beach. A short hike over the hill takes you to Ōtarawairere, a beautiful and secluded bay.