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Whakatane, New Zealand
Located along the eastern portion of the Bay of Plenty Region, Whakatane is on the North Island of the country, about 90 kilometres to the northeast of Rotorua. It lies at the Whakatane River mouth. The territorial authority is the Whakatane District. The population of the district is about 34,400, as of the 2012 estimate, with about 18,750 living in the urban area. More than 40% of the resident claim Maori ancestry. The Bay of Plenty Regional Council has its seat here.
Evidence shows that Maori pa, or fortified villages, existed here around 1200 AD. About 200 years after that, the Mataatua waka made shore at where Whakatane resides today. During the New Zealand Wars in the mid 19th century, Whakatane was raided and razed by Te Kooti’s army. An armed constabulary was stationed near the town after that incident.
In the 1880, the area became known for shipbuilding and trade. When the Rangtikei swamp was drained in 1904, it created fertile farmland and Whakatane grew considerably. In the 1960s, the Whakatane River was recourse, removing some of its circuitous route to help prevent flooding.
Moutohora (or Whale) Island is a beautiful wildlife sanctuary and reserve about 6 kilometres from the city. The water that surrounds the island teems with marine wildlife, and the island itself is covered in rare and endangered flora and fauna. You can visit the island and see dolphins, seals, native falcons, penguins and more. If you are a diver, you can swim the seals and dolphins. Pelagic fish and seabirds will likely accompany you. Divers can also dive on the wreck of the SeaFire, a deep-sea trawler.
Whirinaki Day Trek
If you take this tour, you may feel small and insignificant when compared to the rimu, totara, and kahikatea trees that loom far over your head. The forest is internationally recognized as a reserve for the trees and as home to an impressive waterfall. When you have explored every section of the Forest, soak in one of the natural hot springs. The daylong trek may be just what you need.