Kiwi Feet Adventures
This local tramping tour operator runs guided walks around Whakatane to Tarawera Falls (half-day, $60), Lake Okataina (full day, $125)...
Matata Eco Tours
Runs tours of the Tarawera Valley where you can learn about the native flora, fauna, and cultural heritage of the area.
Te Papaka & Puketapu
On the clifftops behind the town are two ancient Ngati Awa pa sites – Te Papaka and Puketapu – both of which offer sensational (and...
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Lonely Planet review
Up on a hilltop behind the town, Whakatane Observatory offers a great chance to star-spot when the sky is clear.