One of Wildside Adventures highlights is their snorkelling trips. Guided by a PADI dive instructor, marine biologist there are a number of options available. Enjoy a short boat trip to snorkel near one of the islands, Whale Island or the Raurimus, which are home to many rare birds, tuatara, penguins and seals, off the coast of Whakatane or for those who would rather go from the beach we have a number of beautiful Bays to snorkel from. You will learn about the local marine life, and learn tips on catching local Kiwi delicacies.
February 21 - March 3, 2019. Join Hospice for the delectable week-long 'Sunshine and a Plate' food festival in Whakatāne. Celebrate summer's bounty and local delicacies with friends and family at this annual event that happens near the end of February annually.