Diveworks Dolphin & Seal Encounters
Beside a roundabout on the Strand is Pohaturoa, a large tapu (sacred) rock outcrop, where baptism, death, war and moko (tattoo) rites...
Dive White Island
Full-day snorkelling and diving trips with lunch and gear provided; underwater volcanic terrain and lots of fish to look at.
Right in the middle of the Strand, Cinema 5 screens new-release movies. Cheap tickets before 4.30pm.
The loungiest spot in town to get good coffee (roasted on the premises). Pull up a chair, and get yourself going with a quick fix and a...
Diveworks Dolphin & Seal Encounters information
Lonely Planet review
This dive/ecotour company runs dolphin- and seal-swimming trips from Whakatane (cheaper if you're just watching from the boat), plus dive trips to Motuhora (Whale Island) and Whakaari (White Island). Fishing tours and dive lessons also available (two Whale Island dives with instructor and gear $475).