The area surrounding Whakatane is one of grace and natural beauty, and an excellent area to explore with your rental car. The bay has 54 km of beaches, so simply hop in your hire car and set off to find your own stretch of sand. Popular land-based activities in the area include fishing, bushwalking, golf, horse riding and hunting. The real attraction of Whakatane though is the harbour and bay.
Park your hire car at the marina, and head out for a day on the water. Sightseeing tours are favourites among many, and a great way to see the bay. The waters here have amazing marine life, and it is quite common to be able to swim with pods of dolphins. There are several uninhabited Islands in the region, which provide great sites for diving and snorkelling.
An International Driving Permit is required for those who hold licences in countries other than Australia or New Zealand. You must have held your licence for a minimum of 1 year.
Most of the Whakatane's CBD has free parking, with the exception of Civic Centre where pay-and-display parking is available for NZ$0.50 per hour. Read the signs carefully as restriction may vary per situation. Do not stop or park on broken yellow lines, bus stops, taxi stands or other restricted parking areas.
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