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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

Remote, rugged, and immense, Te Urewera contains the largest forested wilderness remaining in the North Island.

Situated in the stunning waters of the Bay of Plenty, White Island is so spectacular when viewed from the air. White Island Flights offer scenic flights over all the local volcanoes, including Mt Tarawera, White Island and Mt Ruapehu to name a few. It's an unforgettable view to experience. 

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.  

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

"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. 

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! 

The western end of Ōhope Beach - commonly just called West End - is the most popular part of the beach. It's great for surfing, kayaking, or just relaxing and taking in the scenery.

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.

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. 

Join us for dolphin and seal swimming encounters with frequent penguin, sea bird and occasional whale sightings. We conduct marine eco tours and diving or snorkelling adventures with all equipment supplied. Bicycle hire and tour information also available. 

Your four-hour adventure with us includes a marine eco-tour circumnavigating Moutohora (Whale) Island followed by a scenic walk. Our close involvement with the Island for the past 20 years enables us to tell the Island's history, the introduction of Kiwi, Tuatara, Saddleback and the establishment of other rare flora and fauna. Bookings are essential.