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This is a 18 km loop on the beautiful coastal Nga Tapuwae o Toi track which includes stunning coastal tracks, Ohope beach and native bush trails. Includes run, walk and relay events.

Sunday, 16 November 2014 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

Te Mānuka Tūtahi Marae: Home of Mātaatua Wharenui, returned to Whakatane after well over a century away.

Otarawairere is the hidden jewel of the Whakatāne-Ōhope area. This secluded beach is accessible only on foot or by kayak, but the trip is definitely worth the effort.

Ohiwa Harbour, the southern half of Ōhope, offers plenty of opportunities for sightseeing, walks, fishing, kayaking, and more.

Join us for dolphin and seal swimming encounters with frequent penguin, sea bird and occasional whale sightings. We conduct marine eco tours and diving or snorkelling adventures with all equipment supplied. Bicycle hire and tour information also available. 

Remote, rugged, and immense, Te Urewera contains the largest forested wilderness remaining in the North Island.

Nga Tapuwae o Toi, or the "Footprints of Toi", is a walkway which captures the essence of the Whakatāne District.

In Whakatāne, kiwi are literally in our backyard; we can walk off the pavement into the bush and be in kiwi territory. Find out how you could come face-to-face with this unique and culturally significant bird.

The western end of Ōhope Beach - commonly just called West End - is the most popular part of the beach. It's great for surfing, kayaking, or just relaxing and taking in the scenery.

Designed to showcase the very best of New Zealand’s spectacular scenery, unique culture and first-class Kiwi hospitality, the Motu Trails promises to become one of the country's flagship bike journeys, taking cyclists from the spectacular Pacific Coast to the depths of the Ruakumara Forest in the Pakihi Valley.  

Majestic ignibrite cliffs of the Matahina Dam, a scenic, sweeping gorge and exciting whitewater rapids of the Rangitaiki River. A tour you will never forget! 

The Mountain Bike Track is purpose-built and designed for the eco mountain bike rider. The track is 16 km long, and most people complete it in 2 to 4 hours. Ride through the giants – the podocarp forest will amaze you.