The calm, shallow waters of the peaceful and largely untouched Ōhiwa Harbour, just ten minutes' east of Whakatāne, make it an ideal spot for water activities. During your adventure you'll encounter interesting birdlife and lovely scenery, and there are 10 picturesque islands with secluded bays you can stop at for a picnic. WHAKATANE TOURISM/SUPPLIED Whakatāne’s waters stay warm into May, making it a great place to try surfing for the first time this autumn. Whakatāne's waters stay warm into May, making it a great place to try surfing for the first time this autumn. WHAKATANE TOURISM/SUPPLIED Whakatāne is officially known as the ‘Kiwi Capital of the World’ thanks to the close proximity of North Island brown kiwi, and they offer kiwi night walks and an educational kiwi wandering trail.
Source: Stuff February 23, 2020 15:56 UTC