Whakatane City Guide
Whakatane is located in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand. Sandy beaches are predominant along the 54 kilometres of coastline. Whakatane is the gateway to the East Cape, and the Whakatane and Motu Rivers. Activities include jet boating, rafting, dolphin watching, game fishing, bush walks, horse treks, 4x4 tours, hunting trips, helicoptor flights surfing on Ohope beach, and tramping in the Urewera National Park. Te Urewera National Park in the south is protected native forest home to a rich array of flora and fauna.
Whakatane is a town in the Bay of Plenty region, in the North Island of New Zealand and is the seat of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. Whakatane is 90 km east of Tauranga and 89 km north-east of Rotorua, at the mouth of the Whakatane River. Despite officially being in the Bay of Plenty region, many local people prefer to say that they live in the "Eastern Bay of Plenty". White Island, the Marine volcano that erupted in 2019 is located 50km offshore.