Dive White Island
Full-day snorkelling and diving trips with lunch and gear provided; underwater volcanic terrain and lots of fish to look at.
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...
Right in the middle of the Strand, Cinema 5 screens new-release movies. Cheap tickets before 4.30pm.
It’s a good sign when the staff can share a laugh with the boss! Ground Zero’s chipper vibe is infectious, bolstered by cafe delights...
Lonely Planet review
Beside a roundabout on the Strand is Pohaturoa, a large tapu (sacred) rock outcrop, where baptism, death, war and moko (tattoo) rites were performed. The Treaty of Waitangi was signed here by Ngati Awa chiefs in 1840; there’s a monument to the Ngati Awa chief Te Hurinui Apanui here too.