Opotiki & Whakatane Day Out
Join our small group Day Out to see some of the lesser known sights of Opotiki and Whakatane, a really scenic drive along the stunning Bay of Plenty coast.
Let us show you something a little bit different as we explore the Eastern Bay of Plenty out beyond Whakatane.
After a morning tea stop at the very popular Red Barn café just before Whakatane, we continue our drive through Ohope and around the scenic Ohiwa Harbour to Opotiki where we will visit the little know but interesting Opotiki Museum. Here you can view the history of Opotiki and surrounding areas over three levels (there is a lift) with extensive collections of implements and vehicles, early pioneer photographs and many other artefacts. The highlight for many visitors is the 100 year old shelves and original fittings from Opotiki's Shalfoon and Francis grocery and hardware store, opened in the late 1800s.
After a quick lunch stop in town (your cost) we head to the Hukutaia Domain, where a local guide will take us for a wonderful walk in this 5 hectare reserve of remnant forest. A particular highlight is a Puriri tree believed to be 2,000-2,500 years old!
Inclusions: Morning tea, Opotiki Museum, guided walk.
Cost per person - for pickups from a single address: 1 person $80, 2 persons $75pp, 3 or more persons $70pp