Whakatane is located in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. The town punches above its weight in terms of natural beauty. A harbour, surf beach, and marine volcano are just some of the natural attractions in this area.
Whakatane is the last major town before the isolated East Coast drive, if you choose to take the road less travelled. If you are sticking to the tourist path then this is a great town to visit before the busy tourist spots of Rotorua and Taupo.
Whakatane Accommodation options are limited due to its size, but that means there are less people and more space!