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Take the kids on an eco-adventure to Whakatāne

A Short Break

Get Out More NZ and explore – take the kids on an eco-adventure in Whakatāne in the Bay of Plenty.

Moutohorā Island Sanctuary


Spot dolphins, little blue penguins, curious seals and rare native birds at Moutohorā Island Sanctuary – one of Aotearoa’s best-kept secrets. A tour of this remnant volcano also includes a stop at Sulphur Bay, where you can dig your own geothermal hot pool in the sand… without the crowds.


Kiwi Capital of the World™

Take the kids on a real adventure and discover the nocturnal world of wild kiwi with the Whakatāne Kiwi Trust.  Set out after dark on the self-guided Fairbrother Loop track or book a guided night walk.  Listen for the call of kiwi who like to get quite chatty after dark, and discover all sorts of fascinating creepy crawlies that come out at night.

Rangitāiki River

Riverbug Adventure

Brave the wild rapids of untouched nature with a Riverbug adventure on the Rangitāiki River. This ultimate ‘off the beaten track’ wilderness experience will leave you absolutely exhilarated and grinning with joy.

Ōhope Beach Top 10 Holiday Park


Ōhope Beach Top 10 Holiday Park is the perfect family-friendly eco-accommodation. The facilities at the park are amazing – a swimming pool with hydro slides and a giant jumping pillow, Connect 4, mini golf, table tennis and not to mention Ohiwa Harbour and Ōhope beach right at your doorstep.

More information on Whakatāne.