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 [...]

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Quietly over the Water

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

You can see the green-blue silhouette of Moutohorā/Whale Island from all along the coast of the eastern Bay of Plenty. Nine kilometres offshore, it’s a much-loved icon. That distance used to be about as close as most people could get to Moutohorā, but no longer. White Island Tours now cruises to the island for a [...]