Diveworks Dolphin & Seal Encounters
This dive/ecotour company runs dolphin- and seal-swimming trips from Whakatane (cheaper if you're just watching from the boat), plus...
Beside a roundabout on the Strand is Pohaturoa, a large tapu (sacred) rock outcrop, where baptism, death, war and moko (tattoo) rites...
The Craic is a busy locals' boozer of the Irish ilk, good for a pint or two, or a mug of hot chocolate if you're feeling sub-par....
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...
Lonely Planet review
Next door to the Craic at the Whakatane Hotel, the Boiler Room is a cavernous, hedonistic space dotted with pool tables. In fact, it's Whakatane's only club. DJs and live bands engage your ears for Friday and Saturday nights respectively.