Watch the sunrise from Mount Maunganui, before driving the short distance to Whakatāne. This stretch of coastal road is dotted with berry farms, you can pick your own berries from October until January.
Discover endangered native wildlife on a trip to Moutohorā (Whale Island). You can journey by motor or sailing catamaran to this pest-free oasis and learn about the conservation efforts that protect this precious slice of New Zealand. Then dig yourself a soothing geothermal spring pool at the island’s secluded hot water beach.
Or, spend the afternoon onboard a boat cruise meeting the Bay of Plenty's friendly marine life.