Welcome to Whakatane
Relax on the stunning golden sands of Ohope Beach, take a White Island live volcano tour, or go whale watching and dolphin swimming. Walk or run the beautiful Nga Tapuwae O Toi bush track, watch rare sea birds in unspoiled Ohiwa Harbour, mountain bike - the fun goes on.
Whakatane is the Sunshine Capital of New Zealand, with close to 2800 hours of sunshine during 2013. Ohope Beach won NZ’s Best Beach title for 2013*, so make your summer last longer and come on over to Whakatane. (*Green Party online poll)