The Whakatane & Ohope District is situated in the wonderful Bay of Plenty on the Eastern Coastline of the North Island. It is very well connected to almost all the North Island Cities through a network of air and road links. The town is a leisurely 3 1/2 hour drive or 1 hr flight, south from the country’s largest city – Auckland, and a comfortable 6 1/2 hour drive or 1 1/2 hr flight north, from New Zealand’s capital city of Wellington.
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Destination & Activities
Whakatāne has a fleet of charter boats, which give visitors the chance to dive the crystal clear waters of the Bay, fish for the “big ones”, visit New Zealand’s only active island volcano, White Island, or swim with dolphins.
The town is the artistic and cultural hub of the District, with regular art exhibitions at Te Kōputu a te whanga a Toi – the Whakatāne Exhibition Centre, and many sites of historical significance to Māori.
Whakatāne’s climate is without equal; it was the Sunshine Capital of New Zealand in 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014, and the North Island’s Sunniest Place in 2011.
Abundant sunshine, warm waters and safe swimming make Ohope Beach the perfect summer holiday destination. Maybe that’s why it was voted NZ’s Most Loved Beach—with 11 km of easily walkable white sand beach from the Ohiwa Harbour entrance all the way to West End.
A truely stunning place place to deliver the third annual Whai Ora Spirited Women – All Women’s Adventure Race.
To discover more about this amazing destination, visit: www.whakatane.com