Whakatane to Opotiki

December 12th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ride the Dunes Trail section of Motu Trails Six years after it was opened, the Motu Trails (motutrails.co.nz) has become one of the highlight visitor attractions of the eastern Bay of Plenty/Tairāwhiti regions. There is a range of levels to choose from, with Ōpōtiki’s Dunes Trail at the easy end. Even so, the popular 9km [...]

A Feast for your Senses – Whakatāne’s Ngā Tapuwae o Toi walkway

October 27th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

Today I aim to tackle the full 16-kilometre loop of the Ngā Tapuwae o Toi walkway that takes you from Whakatāne to Ōhope beach and back again. Many opt to walk portions of the track but I’m feeling confident that, fuelled with a breakfast crêpe from delightful French café l’Epicerie, I’ll take the whole length [...]