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Whakatane is situated south of Auckland on the North island in the Bay of Plenty region.Whakatane is situated 90 kilometers east of Tauranga, and 89 kilometers northeast of Rotorua, River Whakatane River mouth. The city has a population of 19,000, while in addition, live 16,000 in Whakatane District (2009).
Whakatane has been inhabited for a long time. Maori villages dating back to around 1200 AD. Whale Island is located outside the city, and is the place where James Cook and Endeavour sought shelter in 1769. From Whakatane, visitors can take a boat or helicopter to the volcanic island of White Island. Nga Toi o Tapuwae Walk Ways is a pathway that shows Whakatanes scenic surroundings. The path runs between Whakatane and Ohope beach through the park. Whakatane also offers good conditions for the kayaker. There is a guided tour of Whale Island, and equipment can be rented locally. Along the coast, often shows dolphins and seals up. Whakatane also offers the fishing, horse riding and golf.
The nearest airport is Whakatane airport, 9 kilometers from the center.