Welcome to Whakatane
Relax on the stunning golden sands of Ohope Beach, take a White Island live volcano tour, 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 2602 hours of sunshine during 2012. That’s pretty hot and now Ohope Beach has won the NZ’s Best Beach title for 2013*, so make your summer last longer and come on over to Whakatane. (*Green Party online poll)