25-26th April 2020 - A weekend of paddling races including Darcy Price Ocean Surf Ski Race (2020 NZ Nationals and ICF Ocean Surf Ski World's selection race), Ocean Waka race and K1, ski, waka and multisport marathon races.
Whakatane Golf Club - Championship course - one of the finest golf courses in the Bay of Plenty.
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 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 mid-March 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.
Play links golf at the best Links course in the Bay (best Links in New Zealand, you decide).
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.