About Us

37 The Landing Motel is a luxurious, executive motel, located right here in Whakatane.

Our motels are architecturally designed and equipped with modern, high quality facilities.



Our Motel

Our motel is located on the main arterial route into the business area of town. The Whakatane Hospital is located nearby, making for great accomodation for patients and hospital staff.

All units have King Size beds with luxury bedding from which you can enjoy Sky TV on your 42" LCD television. You will be able to enjoy your room in quiet comfort thanks to the double glazed windows, sound proof walls and a heat pump in every suite. To ensure you can keep connected we provide free wireless broadband. Each unit is located on the ground floor with parking right at your door.

Continental or cooked breakfasts are available and will be delivered to your room at a time of your choosing. The Landing Motel is the perfect place to stay, whether it be for business or leisure.

David & Anne Gardner in front of 37 The Landing Motel, Whakatane

David & Anne Gardner in front of 37 The Landing Motel, Whakatane



David & Anne Gardner

David and Anne Gardner are your accommodating hosts at 37 The Landing Motel.

We warmly welcome all of our guests here at the motel, and wish you a comfortable, luxurious stay.



Whakatane is a popular holiday and business destination in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. With plenty of outdoor activities, and a wide range of businesses established here, Whakatane is very much the hub of this region, and the gateway to the rugged East Cape.

37 The Landing Motel is a 5-minute walk from Whakatane's Kopeopeo shopping centre. There you can find a supermarket, post office, stationers, hairdressers, ATM machines, butcher, liquor store, takeaway food outlets, and an Indian restaurant. The hospital is nearby as are the Aquatic Centre with hydro slide, sports field and the War Memorial Hall. Whakatane Town Centre is a short drive away. Here there are great opportunities for 'retail therapy' and many superb cafes and restaurants will deliver evening meals and many provide charge-back facilities. If you are coming to visit our major tourist attraction the active volcano White Island we are your ideal place to stay.


Arts & Culture

While Whakatane might be best known as an outdoor playground, it also has a thriving arts scene.

The local theatre group is very active, putting on several shows a year to rave reviews. There are a number of sculptors and artists in Whakatane and the surrounding area and the local tourism board has put together a Creative Trail Map so you can find out who to visit. The Museum & Gallery is host to the the annual Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award, which is held alongside Whakatane's Summer Arts Festival. So if you here in late January, make sure you check it out.


Business Services

Whakatane is well set up to service the travelling executive.

From your most basic needs such as photocopying and stationery supplies, through to conference facilities and catering, Whakatane has it. Being within easy driving distance of Tauranga, Rotorua, Hamilton and Auckland, Whakatane is often chosen by large organisations that need to bring their regional staff together in a central location.



Whakatane is known for being one of New Zealand's premier fishing destinations.

A number of large charter operators are based in Whakatane, and will take you out for to try and catch your limit, or at least enough to feed the family!

You can choose from in-shore fishing targetting Snapper and Gurnard, or get more adventurous and head off-shore for some game fishing.  


White Island – Whakaari

White Island really is the jewel in Whakatane's crown.

This is New Zealand's only active marine volcano and can be seen puffing away on the horizon. You can actually head out there via boat or helicopter and walk on the island! Don't worry, it's perfectly safe. This is an island with an amazing history, you can walk around the corroded ruins of past mining efforts, and watch as nature reclaims her hold on the island.

Don't forget to ask your tour-guide about the cat!