Opotiki's Motu Challenge is regarded as the North Island’s premier multisport event. Held Saturday, 12 October 2019.
Ohope International Golf Club's showcase tournament is the Ohope Amateur Open (Ohope 10,000) which is held on Labour weekend each year. This has become renowned throughout the country and has one of the biggest prize tables in New Zealand.
This race is created by women for women. It is a beginner friendly race designed to empower women (not break them). 15-17 November 2019
Whakatane Golf Club - Championship course - one of the finest golf courses in the Bay of Plenty.
Saturday, 14 March 2020 - Retro Caravans & Classic Cars including Ford Mustangs, Falcon GTs & Hot Rods + Entertainment & Food
Relax and unwind at Awakeri Hot Springs – thermal mineral pools heated to between 37 and 39 degrees Celsius. The beautifully soft water comes direct from nature. Great to visit on a rainy day!
Mata Brewery tasting room is now open. Opening hours Sunday to Thursday 12pm to 6pm. Fridays and Saturdays 12 to 9pm. Located at 17 Gateway Crescent, Whakatane.
We specialize in Food, Wine and Cider Tasting Tours in both Tauranga and Whakatane in the beautiful Bay of Plenty.
Want to SNORKEL in clear blue water or HIKE into the Heart of New Zealand's unspoilt wilderness? Come with us for a Guided NZ adventure a little on the WILDSIDE.
Bring your mountain bike camping with you! Numerous bike trails to choose from with forest and coastal vistas. There are all types of trails to choose from for all abilities.
A multi terrain 18 km run, relay and fun walk starting at Rex Morpeth Park through stunning bush, beach and cliff top circuit following the historic steps of Toi on Sunday, 18 November 2018 in Whakatane.
A sun filled restaurant right on Ohiwa Harbour; relaxed, fresh and elegantly beachy. Great takeaway Fish-n-Chips too!
Bountiful berries and tasty treats. Open October to April every season, 7 days a week.
Otarawairere Bay is the hidden jewel of Ohope. Perfect spot for a picnic, a relaxing swim, or just a few hours to lie on the shelly beach and forget about the world for a while.
Travel along a piece of New Zealand's rich rail history and experience the natural beauty and adventure from the comfort of a rail-cart, cleverly adapted to be self-driven along the rail tracks.
The appearance of the first strawberries is a sure sign that summer is on its way. Pick-your-own berries! Season from October to February.
Take the kids to Port Ohope Wharf and enjoy a relaxing day out fishing, sailing, kayaking or jumping off the wharf amongst marvellous scenery.
Learn to paddle board on Ohiwa Harbour which offers wonderful paddling, with plenty of beaches to stop for a rest.
The Motu Trails form one of the Great Rides on [Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail]. Cycle, walk or run over stunning tracks and historic road in the Eastland region of Bay of Plenty.
A guided nature walk followed by a visit to the island’s Pohutukawa lined hot water beach where you can take a dip or dig in the sand and create your own hot pool.
Professional marine operators will take you on a 6 hour journey to New Zealand’s only active marine volcano White Island.
Play links golf at the best Links course in the Bay (best Links in New Zealand, you decide).
Fly with Frontier Helicopters on their White Island Volcano Adventure, land in the sulphurous crater, and explore it's alien, moon-like surface. Experience the best two hours of your life!
Take an unforgettable jet boat ride up the Rangitaiki River.
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.
KG Kayaks offers year-round kayaking adventures in the Ohope/Whakatane area for all levels of ability.