Romantic Things to Do in Whakatane

Top Couples' Activities & Romantic Things to Do in Whakatane, New Zealand

Best Romantic Things to Do in Whakatane for Couples

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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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  • 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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  • Ray F
    Belleair, FL27 contributions
    Our travel agents set us up with Frontier Helicopters for a trip to White Island on Monday December 9th. We met the wonderful staff at Frontier and were introduced to our pilot and guide - Jason. We left for the island and arrived at the volcano about 11 am. We were given instructions about what to do in case of an emergency. After about an hour tour, we left the volcano behind just as two boats were dropping off people for their time on the island. Needless to say, we were the lucky ones as at 2:11 pm the volcano erupted instantaneously. Many injured, at least six dead and many still missing. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of those involved and their families. Us? We are feeling lucky. There but the grace of God, go us.
    Written 10 December 2019
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  • Susanne Jane Marshall
    Timaru, New Zealand8 contributions
    Very good experience
    Guide very good entertainment and knowledgeable
    A bit expensive
    A good 2 1/2 Hours
    Written 29 April 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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  • JB R
    34 contributions
    An amazing way to discover White Island from the air.
    Very knowledgeable staff and pilot with a lot of respect for the island and for the tragedy that happened in 2019.
    Written 6 January 2022
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  • Lauren
    1 contribution
    I've been a few times up the river with the Kiwi Jet boat tour family and each time has been unique and exciting. The crew are amazing people that make you laugh and share their love for adventure and the trip up the river never gets old as it is truly beautiful. Great for all the family and friends. A must do around Whakatane !
    Written 29 April 2020
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  • David
    Wellington, New Zealand4 contributions
    What made this trip so special was the friendliness and care taken by our guides. We were a charter group of walkers with a wide range of ability. What impressed me most was the patience of the guides in dealing with some of the elderly members of the group. It was a great day out and to see and hear so many saddlebacks was a huge surprise.
    Written 14 November 2021
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  • Hayley5
    Palmerston North, New Zealand5 contributions
    We did the seal and dolphin encounter yesterday with our three children. It was such an amazing experience. The Captain was very knowledgable and we felt very safe. The crew were some of the nicest and most helpful people we have come across. One of the girls took my daughter swimming on her back to see the seals, it was so magical for my daughter and very special. Thank you for an amazing trip. We are going to book again for next year
    Written 3 January 2022
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