Whakatane River Walk, Whakatane

4.6
#3 of 16 in Outdoors in Whakatane
Explore scenic Whakatane with Whakatane River Walk, which connects the town's major historical and scenic features along the river's edge, all the way to where the river meets the sea. The easy path takes you past gardens, a skate park, a playground, and a visitor information center right to The Heads, opening out to the Bay of Plenty. Check out the old wharf and estuary, the row of restaurants, and Mataatua Reserve. You'll also pass a hub for big game fishing, a weigh station frequented by tuna, billfish, and shark fishermen. Additional Maori cultural pieces along the way include a bronze statue of Wairaka and Muriwai's cave. Locals and tourists alike frequent this walkway, drawn by and contributing to its exuberant atmosphere. Our Whakatane journey planning site makes visiting Whakatane River Walk and other Whakatane attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This is a well-used path and cycleway along the river, passing the campsite, town centre / CBD and finishing at the sea. There's plenty of seats along the way, and the whole path is lit, so it's safe....  more »
  • Walked this walk to count the little kiwis, along the length of the walk. A very pleasant walk up the river, with plenty of activity, and many people saying ' Hello'  more »
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  • Really beautiful place, great for fish & chips on river bank. Picnic with family or friends, walkway lovely along river bank. Love walking here watching sunsets so so pretty.
  • An amazing place, nice people. Recently went down to Ngaheramai and Tawhiwhi hut, a scenic, 4-or-so-hours trek depending on the amount of stops. Overall a great trip.
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