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Whakatane Activities and Attractions

The newest attraction in Whakatane is the Mataatua Wharenui. The travelling house with the extraordinary story. The Mataatua visitor experience fuses hundreds of years of history and tradition with the latest in world-class digital technology to deliver an experience that will captivate the whole family. Check out the website

Whakatane is famous for its live volcano - White Island. You can take a boat tour or a helicopter flight to walk on this volcano (we can book these for you).

Dolphins, seals and sometimes whales can be seen on chartered boat trips. Or you may like to swim with the dolphins and seals. There are snorkelling and diving adventures around Whale Island or White Island. The Volkner rocks (a marine reserve) or even the Seafire wreck - a 44m vessel.

Hunting is also a popular sport in the area. Walking tracks beside the river (the motel is within 5 min walking distance to the river) or through native bush - all for free. Check out the new mountain-bike trails.

Kayaking, observatory, fishing from the beach or from a boat.

Want to experience tandem skydiving - only an hour drive from Whakatane and we can book it for you.

Hosts: Rhams & Harvey.

Whakatane art and culture
Arts, Culture and Heritage Find out more
things to do for kids and families
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White Island
White Island Find out more
water activities
Out on the Water Find out more
enjoy fishing and diving in the sea
Fishing and Diving Find out more
walking tracks
Walks and Tramps Find out more
Kayaking Find out more
Ohope Beach activities
Ohope Beach - NZ's Most Loved Beach! Find out more
mountain biking
Mountain Biking Find out more
kiwi world
Kiwi Capital of the World Find out more