Diveworks Charters - Whale Island Tours

Whale Island aka Moutohora is a wildlife sanctuary 9kms. from Whakatane. Its surrounding waters contain an abundance of Marine wildlife. The Island hosts an abundance of rare and endangered Flora and fauna.


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Steeped in Maori history and then once privately owned and almost barren, it is now a wildlife sanctuary and a wonderful example of restoration with an abundance of endangered NZ wildlife.

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We have been involved with the Islands past 26 years of restoration including the introduction of Kakariki, Kiwi, Saddleback, Tuatara and more than 12,000 trees planted. We have been involved in the monitoring of the Islands Grey Faced Petrel population and Fur seal colony.

Join one of our 4-5 hour walking tours on the island and learn about its colourful past from our highly experienced guide. We operate fast stable boats and have more than 20 years experience in these waters.


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Physical address

Diveworks Charters - Whale Island Tours, 96 The Strand, Whakatane, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, 3120, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
8am-5pm 7 days during open season
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Proximity to coach terminal:
100 meters
Proximity to town:
In town

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $120.00
(13 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
Rates for swimmers and non swimmers apply for equipment supply

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