Tours & Day TripsOne of the great things about our Ohope Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park is its unique location which offers a total holiday experience. Ohope Beach is a destination, not just a great camping ground by the sea. If you feel like going out and about for the day, the possibilities are endless. See below for examples of Ohope / Whakatane tours and activities that can be booked at our Ohope Beach holiday park office:
KG Kayaks offers year-round kayaking adventures in the Ohope / Whakatane area for all levels of ability. If lonely islands, secluded beaches and escaping the crowd are for you, then KG Kayaks can take you there. This great Ohope activity provides a range of options for independent paddlers, family groups, businesses or schools. As a small, family-run business, KG Kayaks aims to provide a professional, but informal level of service. They operate from a number of locations in the eastern Bay of Plenty and will do their very best to accommodate your every wish.
Mataatua, Te Manuka Tutahi
Your journey at Mataatua (The Face of God) will Ignite the Soul within, as you discover the extraordinary story of the house that has travelled through time. Mataatua is a living and breathing being and our experience provides an opportunity for intimate engagement with the people of Ngati Awa. Be enthralled as the carvings and legends of Ngati Awa are brought to life through world-class digital technology. A spine tingling experience, HIKO; Legends Carved in Light, is the 2011 GOLD Ngā Aho award winner from the New Zealand Designers Institute.
Kiwi Jet Boat Tours
Bill Roberts, 4 times New Zealand Jet Boating Champion and former World Champion and his team will take you on an unforgettable jet boat tour departing from the North Islands largest man made earth Dam, where you then travel up the stunning Rangitaiki River. The ever-changing scenery of ignibrite cliffs and a scenic weeping gorge, combined with exciting white water rapids will linger in your mind forever. Allow 1 ¼ hours to Jetboat to the Aniwhenua Falls, a real jet boating experience you will never forget!
Whale and Dolphin Watch
Come and step aboard the vessel ‘Taniwha’ to explore the natural wonders in the clear blue subtropical waters of the Bay of Plenty. Take the unique opportunity to swim with some of the largest concentrated schools of common dolphins in the world – a magical Whakatane activity, not to be missed. Experienced guides will assist you in the water and if you prefer, just watching is an option too. Bookings are essential! Or if the swimming pool is more you’re thing, check out our Ohope Beach camping ground’s great facilities here.
PeeJay White Island Tours
Professional marine operators will take you on a 6 hour journey to New Zealand’s only active marine volcano White Island. This steaming beauty lies 49km off the coast of Whakatane. Step aboard PeeJay, 1 of 2 boats purpose built for White Island Tours, and let the cheerful and professional crew take you on a journey you will never forget.
Frontier Helicopters’ White Island Volcano Adventure takes you to the edge of the crater of a continuously active, living and breathing geological giant. They carry thousands of visitors to White Island. Special safety equipment and procedures are employed to ensure your safety in flight and on the island. This is a once in a lifetime experience. Book onsite at our Ohope Beach accommodation reception!
Dive White Island
White Island volcano is clearly visible from our Whakatane holiday park and if you would like to have a closer look, you can take this unique trip. Dive White Island runs regular scheduled dive trips to the island all year around. All trips have a PADI certified Divemaster or Instructor accompanying the divers and lunch and refreshments are provided.
Ohope International Golf Course
Play links golf at the best Links course in the Bay (we would like to say New Zealand but, we let you decide that). From the clubhouse and on the course, the superb views of both the Harbour and the Pacific ocean, and seeing New Zealands active volcanic Island White Island smoking away all day, this club is a must to play whilst on holiday. Ohope International Golf Club caters for individual, groups and charity golfing.