Located in the Bay of Plenty on the North Island the city of Whakatane will be found. Main industries of forestry, horticulture, dairy farming, fishing and tourism help the economic and population growth. There has been settlement in this area for over thousands of years, and now the population stands at 34,400 (2008).
Take a scenic tour around and improve your knowledge on the culture and history of the land. Learn about the national bird the Kiwi and other exotic animals in their natural habitat. New Zealand has amazing zoos and sanctuaries, trying to make everyone aware of endangerment, and even extinction.
Take another type of tour, the jet boat tours. Here you will be able to view all the breathtaking landscapes at a faster pace. Interact with the waters of the Rangitaiki River and you will never forget the ride. From the jet boat you will be able to take in the farms and untouched forests, watch everyone on land wishing they were on that tour.
Visit the live marine volcano from a safe distance. Take another boat ride and make sure to take pictures. The beautiful blue water, steam rising from the mountain will only be some of the sights you will encounter.