Whakatane

If you've got a yearning for fresh sights and new horizons, you'll love the many scenic and cultural attractions in Whakatane.

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It is a destination in North Island that approximately 19,000 residents live in.

Whakatane is located 7 miles south of Motohora Island and 260 miles northeast of the national capital Wellington.

Play, laugh and discover at Whakatane Aquatic Centre, a much-loved destination for families with hard-to-impress children.

Take a break from the bustling streets in one of the area's much-loved parks or gardens. First, head to White Island or Pohaturoa. If you're looking for more, you'll also enjoy Ohope Beach.

Wairere Falls is great attraction to admire scenic views of tumbling water and natural landscapes.

Enjoy the fresh air, take a walk along the water's edge and watch the seabirds soaring overhead at Opotiki Beach. This is an excellent place to visit if you love the sea.

This area has some wild nature parks which offer picturesque scenery and some notable trees, plants and birds. Make sure you head out to Muriwai’s Cave.

For an easy indoor activity, spend an afternoon at some of the cultural institutions. The Whakatane District Museum and Gallery, Whakatane Museum & Gallery and the Mataatua: The House That Came Home should be at the top of your list.

One of the most photographed heritage attractions in the area is the Te Papaka & Puketapu. This special place offers tourists the chance to catch up on some local history. Check out the site, take a photo and discover some of the events that happened here in times long gone.

Venture back in time and explore the symbolic significance of Te Manuka Tutahi Marae, an old building and popular destination for vacationers.

The Whakatane War Memorial Hall was built as a proud dedication to the region's role in history.

No matter how many amazing sights you've managed to squeeze into your schedule, the Statue of Wairaka is also a good place to visit.


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