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This is a 18 km loop on the beautiful coastal Nga Tapuwae o Toi track which includes stunning coastal tracks, Ohope beach and native bush trails. Includes run, walk and relay events.

Sunday, 16 November 2014 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

The Mountain Bike Track is purpose-built and designed for the eco mountain bike rider. The track is 16 km long, and most people complete it in 2 to 4 hours. Ride through the giants – the podocarp forest will amaze you.

"We love it.. So will you" - our motto for Ōhope International Golf Club. Rated one of the top links courses in NZ. No matter how bad the golf is, the magnificent views make up for any bad golf. With sea, harbour, coastal and White Island smokin' views, this great links course has to be played. 

Ohiwa Harbour, the southern half of Ōhope, offers plenty of opportunities for sightseeing, walks, fishing, kayaking, and more.

In Whakatāne, kiwi are literally in our backyard; we can walk off the pavement into the bush and be in kiwi territory. Find out how you could come face-to-face with this unique and culturally significant bird.

Otarawairere is the hidden jewel of the Whakatāne-Ōhope area. This secluded beach is accessible only on foot or by kayak, but the trip is definitely worth the effort.

Join us aboard Peejay for a six-hour eco-adventure to White Island - New Zealand's only active marine volcano! Discover an ever-evolving landscape of fumeroles, lava bombs, crystals, bubbling mud and the steaming acid lake. Daily tours (weather permitting). Bookings are essential. 

Frontier Helicopter's White Island Volcano Adventure takes you to a continuously active volcano, a living, breathing, geological giant. Fly from Whakatāne Airport for spectacular aerial views, landing, and one-hour guided walk. Allow 2 1/2 hours for your tour.  

Towering trees, rushing rivers, diverse habitats and a fascinating past combine to create the Whirinaki Forest Park. It’s one of the New Zealand’s most remarkable and significant forests and a must-see biodiversity hotspot.

Designed to showcase the very best of New Zealand’s spectacular scenery, unique culture and first-class Kiwi hospitality, the Motu Trails promises to become one of the country's flagship bike journeys, taking cyclists from the spectacular Pacific Coast to the depths of the Ruakumara Forest in the Pakihi Valley.  

Nga Tapuwae o Toi, or the "Footprints of Toi", is a walkway which captures the essence of the Whakatāne District.

Majestic ignibrite cliffs of the Matahina Dam, a scenic, sweeping gorge and exciting whitewater rapids of the Rangitaiki River. A tour you will never forget!