Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Whakatane

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  • John and Les C
    New Plymouth, New Zealand376 contributions
    What a lovely beach with the sound of the waves crashing/rolling in - we'd not been here for over 25 years. Believe it's been voted one of NZ's best beaches - we can see why.
    Written 19 June 2021
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  • Zaximuz
    Auckland, New Zealand63 contributions
    One stop shop for all your berry needs! That’s what we are looking for.
    Facilities are excellent and comfortable from the hot summer sun. Staff is also friendly and helpful.
    Written 25 December 2021
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  • Kay M
    Devonport, New Zealand275 contributions
    A refreshing walk even in the rain.
    The open trail of Kiwi bird statues along the way were interesting starting from an egg to fully grown.
    The wetland walk and the parks made way to a different sheltered walk. Due to covid the little train ride was not going
    Written 6 March 2022
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  • Trisky22
    Auckland, New Zealand64 contributions
    Great walk with stunning views. They are currently doing track improvemts so closed some days between now and early May but we went early enough and it was open. Well worth the steps for the spectacular views!
    Written 14 April 2022
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  • Susanne Jane Marshall
    Timaru, New Zealand8 contributions
    Hot Pools are open on-site 7am to 10pm and are very clean
    Spas available with a charge
    Good camping sites
    Shower Block is filthy especially the Shower Heads
    Good location a d is very good for Couples and Families
    Written 29 April 2022
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  • Bob_from_the_bay
    Wellington, New Zealand38 contributions
    Rose was the lady we talked to. She helped us with the name of a restaurant for our 41 st wedding anniversary. She rang up to see if they had room for us and booked a table. She also suggested the rail trail at Awakeri and the hot pools just around the corner.
    Written 1 March 2021
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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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  • Casey Davis-Lamb
    2 contributions
    We did a freedom kayak but we were well set up with a map and route where we would see the best wee views and potentially see some marine life! Was such a cool experience. These guys were great at helping us get into the water, and super easy to deal with. Wicked area, wicked people. Thanks so much
    Written 5 March 2021
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  • Leonie Pipe
    1 contribution
    We had an amazing experience. Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. The chicken run was great fun, the gumboots on the fence are worth a visit on their own, and I drank the best coffee with water boiled in a billy. One thing I would question is the use of Trump as a dummy in the toilet; a less controversial figure might be more appropriate. Trump has a huge following in the US and around the world and this might be off-putting to tourists. To his credit, the guide was able to read moods and there were no ill-feelings on either side. He even helped to find my sister's cellphone after she lost it when we returned to the car, despite being later than closing time. If you want something quirky and a little different, give this a try.
    Written 20 May 2022
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  • 764delwynb
    Papamoa Beach22 contributions
    What a wonderful trip - lucky to have perfect blue skies and a calm sea. Our two guides were so friendly, helpful and knowledgable, Over an hour to enjoy a picnic lunch and swim - sea so warm.
    The rock formations on the other side of the island were awesome
    Written 26 February 2022
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  • Christina May Cruickshank
    Tauranga, New Zealand221 contributions
    Popped in for a yummy fruity icecream after our picnic lunch at Blueberry corner! A ritual that we've done now for the 4th year of our holiday at Awakeri hot springs! Great place to checkout wether you're on your own couples or a family! Check then out you won't be disappointed! 🍨🍧
    Written 26 May 2021
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  • Eddie S
    Cairns Region, Australia12 contributions
    A huge thank you to Flash for taking us on the Rotorua Highlights Tour. This guy knows his stuff! Extremely affordable, Bus is very comfortable and has you back onboard your cruise with time to spare. This is our second tour with Flash and will be the only tour operator we go with in Tauranga! Thank you Flash!
    Written 16 March 2019
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