Things to do in Whakatāne

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Things to Do in Whakatāne

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  • Paul B
    Chesterfield, UK1,661 contributions
    A great expanse of clean beach. Great for families and plenty of free parking close to the beach. Life guards at the swimming area
    Written 6 January 2024
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  • Global67074386807
    2 contributions
    This was a great fun day out. Thoroughly enjoyed myself.
    Would do it again just for the relaxing time I had once I got used to driving the cart.lol.
    Paul is a great host and we had some awesome conversations.
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • Glenarrows
    Wellington, New Zealand10 contributions
    Great experience. Super delicious strawberry summer salad and awesome smoothie. A great place for lunch or a snack, with lots of shaded seating :)
    Written 12 January 2024
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  • wombatdavid
    Hobart, Australia2,549 contributions
    We were passing through on the highway and saw this spot - an easy turnoff and worth the short detour to see the views and take photos.
    Written 30 January 2024
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  • KuimiriaA
    Wellington, New Zealand59 contributions
    Mataatua, the house that returned home. The story of a wharenui fit for a queen that was taken by the Govt of the time and sent in 1870 to Sydney, Melbourne, London and back to Dunedin where it was given to the Otago Museum. It was finally returned in 1996 to Ngati Awa. Needless to say the whare was in a poor condition and had to be renewed before being erected. Today we heard that story with an audio visual display, followed by a pohiri and introduction to the ancestors. We finished with a hakere of fry bread and kawakawa tea.

    Written 17 January 2023
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  • Jackie D
    Whakatāne, New Zealand73 contributions
    The scenery is amazing and it is a great walk into the township - it has lots of wide space for bikes and trikes etc... the walk takes you along the back of the township so you can stop for a nice coffee or treat on the way
    Written 7 January 2024
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  • Robin S
    Masterton, New Zealand263 contributions
    Both Geof and Belle couldn't have been more helpful in finding us accommodation for us for one night. They both had great difficulty but finally were able to find us a room at the Com Plex which totally suited us.
    Geof and Belle you are worth your weight in gold and we thank you so much for your time given to us, Thank you.
    Written 14 June 2023
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  • Marna N
    Napier, New Zealand38 contributions
    The staff was not really very friendly or forthcoming with information. The changing rooms although dry and clean, smelt like urine.
    The pools were really warm and clean, but most patrons did not adhere to the rules at the pool.
    Written 3 November 2023
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  • lawc22
    Penang Island, Malaysia170 contributions
    a nice pit stop for short time towards driving Whakatane. the surrounding is pristine and clean. Nothing much though except for the beach and wooden piers.
    Written 17 October 2018
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  • DeborahClarkson
    Hamilton, New Zealand217 contributions
    This is a good place to get a good view over Whakatane. You can get there easily on foot via the steps from Canning Street and following the footpath on Hillcrest Road.
    Written 25 December 2021
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  • Conan0710
    Turangi, New Zealand62 contributions
    Was looking forward to checking out the gallery, however it isn't operating at present. Had a wonderful chat with Matariki about the gallery and her plans, will watch for further developments. Thank you
    Written 16 September 2020
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  • AskDrN
    Pueblo, CO194 contributions
    The statue is fascinating and the surrounding rocks and bay and nearby cave are fun to explore and shoot images.
    Written 29 October 2020
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