Whakatane is the hub and munipal of Plenty Bay on the North Island of New Zealand. It is located in the east of Plenty Bay, where the Whakatane River meets the Pacific Ocean.
Whakatane is one of the richest cities in Maori culture. The locals are renowned for their friendliness and attention to tourists, and its main attraction are its incredible beaches. Whakaari/White Island is the most active volcano in the area. Its most popular beaches are Ohope, and Iowa, while in the south is Urewera National Park, home to native birds and the Tuhoe Maori tribe.
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