What are the major attractions in Whakatane?
Not far from the city center, Pohaturoa is one sight you might like to add to your must-see list. The Whakatane District Museum and Gallery and the Whakatane War Memorial Hall are also nearby and worth a detour.
What are the best road trip destinations near Whakatane?
The joy of having a car is that you can go anywhere, anytime. Make full use of your newfound freedom by exploring all that there is to do in Waioweka. It's only 19 miles away. Among your first few stops here ought to be the Shalfoon & Francis Museum, Hiona St Stephen’s Church and the Opotiki Heritage & Agriculture Museum. Pongakawa is another terrific option. It's 25 miles away and boasts heaps of awesome things to see and do. Make sure you don't miss Government Gardens, Lake Rotorua and Ohinemutu.
Where are the best beaches near Whakatane?
Nothing screams vacation like hopping in the car, blasting some tunes and heading to the coast. Whakatane has some fantastic beaches close by, so bring along a good book (and a kite if it's breezy) and take a jaunt to one of these fantastic options:
- Ohope Beach (4 miles away).
- Maraetotara Reserve (4 miles away).
- Opotiki Beach (16 miles away).
How can I get a cheap car rental in Whakatane?
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