• Whakatane

    Whakatane, New Zealand .

    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.

    The main centre for the eastern Bay of Plenty, Whakatane is one of the sunniest towns in New Zealand. Whakatane is also known for its fishing – more yellowfin tuna are caught here than anywhere else in the country.

  • Learn To Surf!

    West End Road, Ōhope 3121, New Zealand .

    Learning to surf the waves is truly an exhilarating experience and there is no better place to learn than the white sands of Ohope Beach. 

    Salt Spray Surf School is Ohope's only surf school, run by friendly local Surfers and qualified Surfing Instructors. We offer public or private Surf Lessons as well as Surf Board, Wetsuit and Boogie Board Hire and then throw in heaps of fun programs and deals. Situated in the beautiful West End Corner we are the place to be all summer long!

  • White Island Flights

    216 Aerodrome Road, Thornton 3191, New Zealand .

    Explore NZ's only active volcano!

    For a truly unforgettable experience of a lifetime, talk to us about any of our scenic White Island Flights, departing Whakatane, Rotorua, Tauranga and Taupo Daily!

    For a truly unique adventure the destination must be Whakaari (White Island), one of the world's few accessible live volcanoes. Located 48 kilometres off the shores of Whakatane in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

    This continuously active volcano, where sulphur-lipped fumaroles and roaring steam vents create a stark wonderland amidst the mud and ash soaked crater which almost bisects White Island. The acid lake in the island's depths offers an unforgettable insight into nature's primal creativity.

    Full commentary, exceptional service and safety, and great value ensure you get the most from this experience. On route to White Island we will fly over farm land, white sand beaches and off shore islands. Dolphins and large schools of fish are also often seen. Once over White Island you'll be awed by the alien landscape and power of this rumbling giant.

  • Whale Island Kayaking

    2/8 Kakahoroa Drive, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand .

    Sail to Whale Island (Moutohora), a wildlife management reserve. Enjoy magical kayaking with sea caves, seal encounters and a visit the hot water beach. Hear the stories behind the regeneration of this beautiful island, home to a population of kiwi and the legendary tuatara. 

    After the biosecurity check at the Whakatane Yacht Club, we sail out to Moutohora/ Whale Island on the beautifully appointed catamaran, Centaurus. On arrival at the island, we launch the kayaks in a sheltered bay, giving everyone a chance to get comfortable, before heading around the island's wonderful coastline, past cliffs and sandy beaches and into sea caves. There are regular wildlife encounters with seals, penguins and sea birds and plenty of salty yarns before we land at the hot water beach where there's a chance to warm your toes and check out the geothermal rumblings. Morning tea is served on board the catamaran and a swim is always an option before we head back to Whakatane.

  • Mighty Motu Bike Tours

    Mighty Motu Bike Tours Kutarere Wharf Road, Kutarere, New Zealand .

    Guided bike tours in the Eastern Bay of Plenty utilising the Motu Trails, part of Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Way

    Enjoy the stories associated with this land and share a home-baked picnic in a special place. Suitable for ages 12+. Call to book 027272407

  • KG Kayaks

    KG Kayaks, Kayak Tours, Bay of Plenty, Ohope Wharf, Ohope .

    Operating in the Eastern Bay of Plenty since 2002 we offer guided tours and freedom hires in a variety of locations around the Whakatane /Ohope Beach area.

    With local guides, our unique moonlight/ sunset tours and offshore tours at spectacular Moutohorā / Whale Island are particularly popular. The trip out to Whale Island by sailing catamaran is always memorable, plus the regular seal encounters and hot water beach experience make it a day to remember. Departure times are Whale Island: 8 am, Coastal Adventure 8 30 am, Ohiwa Explorer by arrangement, Freedom hire available all day. Safety on the water and catering for occasional kayakers (novices) is what we are about!

  • Kiwi Jet

    Kiwi Jet Boat Tours, Lake Matahina, New Zealand .

    Operating in the Eastern Bay of Plenty since 2002 we offer guided tours and freedom hires in a variety of locations around the Whakatane /Ohope Beach area.

    This jet boat tour departs from the North Islands largest man-made dam with one of our local experienced captains and travel across the majestic Matahina Lake. Take in the amazing views of the spectacular ignimbrite cliffs leading to the Rangitaiki River with its weeping waterfalls and willowed banks. Feel your heart race as you navigate the white water rapids surrounded by sheep and dairy farms all the way to the Aniwhenua Falls. Allow an hour and a quarter for the jet boat tour that gives you a real jet boating experience!