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Nature Lovers Getaway

A Short Break

A nifty weekend away getting out and about. Get off the couch with your mate and explore the stunning Eastern Bay of Plenty in and around Whakatāne – a nature lovers dream.

Whirinaki and Te Urewera

Te Urewera Treks

Te Urewera Treks – Tane Mahuta
Te Urewera Treks provides a range of unique eco-cultural wilderness treks, bringing you a truly special guided walking experience. Venturing into the remote forests of the Whirinaki and Te Urewera, you’ll discover some of New Zealand’s most magnificent indigenous rainforests. Plant a native tree and help restore native indigenous trees to areas previously stripped by native logging, it’ll also help to offset some of your carbon miles at the same time!



Journey Begins

Maatatua: The house that came home
An unforgettable encounter defined by a rich and genuine insight into a fascinating culture, and the legendary story of the house that came home. Mataatua is where captivating indigenous story tellers and world class digital technology combine.



If it’s time to power down your devices and connect with nature – and each other,  Ataahua Ruru Glamping has all the natural goodness you need.

Sitting peacefully on 14 acres of harbourside and bush-covered land, the setting of this glamping site is exquisite. A large luxury canvas tent complete with a wood-burner, has views over stunning Ohiwa Harbour. Ataahua Ruru is home to an abundance of native birds and each night you’ll hear the beautiful sound of Ruru (Morepork) and awaken to bird song.

Tasty Options

Ōhope Beach

Moxi Café – Fresh, tasty food! Just a stone’s throw away from the beautiful Ōhope Beach, they have plenty to offer with yummy breakfasts, tasty burgers and light bites. Moxi Cafe supports local producers, with healthier options.

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