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Whakatane is a small city in the Bay of Plenty Region in the north of New Zealand's North Island. The city has about 19,000 inhabitants.

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The Windsor Lodge/Backpackers

The Windsor Lodge/Backpackers

very nice and cozy, made me feel at home. The owners are extremely gentle and helpful. ... more


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  • Things to see other than Auckland
    further to the above, i would recommend the following: -bay of islands and cape reinga - white island on the east coast (reached via whakatane) -waitomo caves -goat island Greater auckland itself has some beautiful beaches and scenery so if you have a car or are able to hire one there are plenty ...

  • Discovering the Real New Zealand
    is easy to do on the East Cape. Driving the road that leads from Whakatane, in the sunny Bay of Plenty ...

  • North Island during winter time
    if you have time, head to the east coast of the north island and do a trip to white island - it's an active volcano and its amazing - one of the best things i did in NZ. the gateway to white island is a town called whakatane, and you'll need to book your tour in advance. for cape reinga and the bay ...

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