Whakatane in Bay of Plenty has a population of around 19,000 people.
Wellington, the national capital, is situated 260 miles (418 kilometers) southwest of Whakatane, while Rotorua lies 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the west.
Hit the trail and discover the popular ecological reserves for which Whakatane is famous. White Island, Pohaturoa and also Ohope Island are among the most visited of these. Each of these parks has its own unique variety of wildlife and plant life.
In this artistic city there are a few remarkable museums, including the Whakatane District Museum and Gallery, where you can see local exhibits. Study the displays, admire the art and try the interactive exhibits.
Opotiki Beach, is the perfect location to spend the day when Mother Nature beckons. Soak up the relaxing atmosphere, admire the changing seasons and make the most of being outdoors. The beach is a serene stretch of coastline and well worth a visit.