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 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.