Historic Sites in Whakatane

Historic Sites in Whakatane, New Zealand

Whakatane Historic Sites

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  • santo t
    Auckland, New Zealand7,577 contributions
    Another excellent place to enjoy the landscape of Whakatane, from this lookout you can see mostly from northwest to the southwest of Whakatane region, the most notable features is Putauaki, or known with other name Mount Edgecumbe, a volcanic cone rises to 820m above the sea level, at the far horizon. At the front landscape, most of Whakatane Township and Region are spread out beautifully, excellent photographical objects to be captured, amazing views. Two ways to reach this place, an easier way by car to the limited parking spaces near the starting point at 5 minutes’ walk and then climbing through the track 5-10 minutes to the top, to the lookout. Or a bit exercise way by walking start from the city centre behind the huge rock, Puhaturoa Rock, and then step uphill through Whakatane Vertigraph, a 43 horizontal panels on vertical glazed tiles, named Te Mana o Papa, to the starting point is at the end of Vertigraph. Just remember, because this Lookout is positioned facing to the northwest, its best photos captured toward Mount Edcumbe and Whakatane Town is when the sun is rise, at the early morning.
    Written 24 April 2019
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  • AskDrN
    Ahipara, New Zealand155 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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  • Grant N
    Hastings, New Zealand1,266 contributions
    Part of the history of the Mataatua Iwi - they have the Lady on The Rock, The Waka, the Marae (and the House that came home), and Muriwai's Cave among others. The cave has an interesting entrance and especially good are the tree roots forming patterns on the surrounding cliffs. The cave isn't that deep (evidently it was deeper at one stage - but the story is interesting and some of the carvings are worth a second look. No cost and easy to get to - definitely worth a visit
    Written 26 February 2020
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