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 - 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.
A Kiwi Bay of Plenty Fishing, mussel farm fishing, and Hunting business that lets you choose between saltwater or freshwater fishing or local hunting. Novice or experienced. Lindsay will teach and share his childhood passion in and around Whakatane, White Island, Whale or Raurimu Islands and Rotorua and Taupo Lakes. Trout, Snapper, Kingfish, all gear supplied.
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 Ohope Beach Golf Links 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.
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 - 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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Whakatāne Paint and Wine Night - A Starry Christmas Night
The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a masterpiece! Join us for a creative night of drinking and painting in the heart of Whakatāne! No previous painting ...
Where: The Comm Whakatane, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
Address: 45 The Strand, Whakatane, 3120, New Zealand, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
From: 6:30pm on Tuesday 12th December 2023
To: 8:30pm on Tuesday 12th December 2023
Poker Night – Texas Hold'em Tournament
New Players Always Very Welcome Beginners | Intermediate | Advanced | All Poker Players Welcome! Thursday's Royal Flush Jackpot is up to: $500.00 Thursday's Straight Flush Jackpot is up to: $500.00 ...
Where: Boiler Room, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
Address: 79 The Strand, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
From: 7:00pm on Thursday 19th January 2023
To: 10:30pm on Thursday 21st December 2023
Walking on Sunshine - Community Walking Group
Community walking group for moderate fitness levels, walking the Nga Tapuwae O Toi track. Meet on Monday's 9:30am at the Birdwalk carpark, depending on weather. No membership fees, no obligation. Just turn up for a walk ...
Where: Nga Tapuwae o Toi Track, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
Address: Gorge Road, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
From: 9:30am on Monday 9th January 2023
To: 12:30pm on Monday 18th December 2023
2024 Whakatāne January Touch Tournament
We are excited to see the return of the annual Whakatāne January Touch Tournament for the 36th year! The Whakatāne January Touch Tournament is the largest club Touch tournament in the country, seeing teams travel ...
Where: Rugby Park Whakatane, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
Address: 47 Domain Road , Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
From: 4:00pm on Friday 5th January 2024
To: 5:00pm on Saturday 6th January 2024
Whaea'd Up - a showcase of women comedians
One hilarious evening of laughs is in store for Whakatānei! This HaHaHamiltonComedians Collective production: Whaea'd Up! - a showcase of women comedians builds on the instant success of our previous ladies' nights: ...
Where: The Office Bar, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
Address: 82 The Strand, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
From: 8:00pm on Friday 12th January 2024
To: 10:00pm on Friday 12th January 2024
The Big Summer Comedy Tour
The Big Summer Comedy Tour is coming to the Ohope Charted Club. Hosted by multi-award winning NZ Comedy Legend Brendhan Lovegrove with headliner 7 Days Star Ben Hurley and special guest Celebrity Treasure Island ...
Where: Ohope Chartered Club, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
Address: Bluett Rd, Ohope, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
From: 7:30pm on Saturday 13th January 2024
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 13th January 2024
Kid’s Nature Discovery Walk
Discover the amazing sights and sounds of our local Fairbrother loop track in Ōhope Scenic Reserve. Learn about our local kiwi population and their predators along with a nature hunt, bug hotel hunt, rope scrambling, ...
Where: Fairbrother Loop Walk, Ōhope Scenic Reserve, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
Address: Corner of Ōhope Road and Pohutukawa Avenue, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
From: 10:00am on Tuesday 16th January 2024
To: 12:00pm on Tuesday 23rd January 2024
Kid’s Kiwi Tracker Walk
We will commence our walk at Burma Road, making our way into the bush en route to our education whare. Throughout the walk, you'll gain insights into our local kiwi population, their predators, and the methods we employ ...
Where: Ōhope Scenic Reserve, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
Address: End of Burma Road (Ōhope Road side), Ōhope, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
From: 9:30am on Thursday 18th January 2024
To: 12:30pm on Thursday 25th January 2024
Jazz in the Park - Summer Arts Festival
Jazz in the Park - Summer Arts Festival Join us for an unforgettable afternoon of live jazz music at the beautiful Rose Gardens in Whakatane, Bay of Plenty. Get ready to groove and enjoy the summer vibes on Saturday, ...
Where: Whakatane Rose Gardens, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
Address: Mcgarvey Rd, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
From: 3:00pm on Saturday 27th January 2024
To: 8:00pm on Saturday 27th January 2024