Whakatane is the perfect place to spend your next holiday with a warm, sunny climate, beachside location and good choice of accommodation. Whakatane attractions and activities vary from a visit to the live volcano of White Island to such simple pleasures as fishing, bushwalking, kayaking and swimming. Accommodation ranges from luxury self contained apartment and bed and breakfasts to backpackers and holiday parks. The nearby town of Ohope Beach also has some excellent self contained accommodation with sweeping ocean views.
Selected luxury villa accommodation in Whakatane offers views across to White Island, large spacious views and outdoor entertaining areas perfect for a bbq or quiet drink. Motels and motor lodges provide a comfortable stay at reasonable prices. The hosts of these properties are friendly, helpful and able to provide invaluable information on all Whakatane tour, attractions and activities. Motels in Whakatane offer room only, one bedroom and two bedroom choices, so you are not always confined to a small space. If space is exactly what you need more of, there are a good selection of holiday homes to choose from which offer excellent locations, extra bedrooms, parking and quite often extra toys to play with like kayaks or bikes.
Summer is the peak season, so make sure to book early if you travel dates coincide with this time of the year. New Zealanders are friendly people and enjoy sharing their homes with you in the growing accommodation style of bed and breakfasts. These homes are located throughout the Whakatane District, in beach front locations, on rural farms and overlooking picturesque rivers and bushland. This form of accommodation often includes meals of fresh fruit and vegetables, locally made cheeses, breads and New Zealand wine. You may even be lucky to hear the call of the native kiwi with populations living within 10kms of town.
Budget accommodation can be found at historic hotels and modern backpackers just a short walk from shopping, dining and local attractions. Facilities include large kitchen and lounge areas, bbqs and twin, double or dorm rooms. If you are travelling through Whakatane in a motor home there are a very good choice of holiday parks to choose from. Choose to stay on the beachfront, riverside or at the natural thermal pool complex of Awakeri Hot Springs. Facilities may include bbqs, play areas, kitchen, laundry and TV room. Whakatane accommodation offers something for everyone at a price and style to suit all tastes and budgets.