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Getting There & Away

Baybus route 122 makes the short hop across the hill from Whakatane to Ohope ($3.40, 30 minutes, seven per day, no Sunday services), while 147 continues on to Opotiki ($9.50, 45 minutes) on Mondays and Wednesdays.

InterCity has a coach most days to Auckland ($39, 6½ hours), Hamilton ($34, four hours), Rotorua ($23, two hours), Opotiki ($15, 25 minutes) and Gisborne ($16, three hours).