Hot Water Beach @ Moutohora/Whale Island ..first visit

with a formal consent for landing issued by Te Tapatoru a Toi, (Joint Management Committee-consisting of members nominated from Ng├Ąti Awa, the Bay of Plenty Conservation Board and Minister of Conservation) we were able to land at Onepu/ Sulphur Bay on Moutohora/Whale Island. Baz the boat skipper showed the group how to warm their toes […]

Orca Time

A pod of Orca visited Ohiwa Harbour last Saturday 23/9/17, travelling in a group of 5. Orca visit Ohiwa several times a year, hunting for stingray in the sheltered harbour.

Pohutakawa time

great time of year to explore the fringes of Ohiwa Harbour or Whale Island and marvel at the flowering pohutakawas! This iconic New Zealand tree with its crimson flower, is one of the most beautiful sights in this beautiful land. Hire a kayak or take a guided tour to visit the 800 year old pohutakawas […]

Perfect conditions

Perfect conditions

The next two months usually offers some of the best weather for kayaking, whether its on the coast between Ohope and Whakatane, on Ohiwa Harbour or at Whale Island. The usual tours and freedom hires are available and there is plenty of wildlife around. We had a great encounter with dolphins on the way out […]

Whale Island Kayaking

Whale Island Kayaking

A great time of year at Whale island, with flowering pohutakawas and plenty of fur seals to entertain you

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