Activities in the Area

If you become a little restless and want to explore there are many activities to see and do within a short distance of the Park. Below we separate the activities into sections,  find an activity that the whole family can enjoy.

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We appreciate not every family has the budget to spend huge dollars on activities for the whole family, it can get very expensive! Here is a list of Affordable Activities that we hope will keep the family entertained and not break the bank.

Tour Operated Activities

These range from Horse trekking to our most popular attraction which is a White Island Tour. Tour Operated 

Activies can either be a half day or full day activity depending on what you and the family want.

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We have 3 high quality Rural Cafes that are definitely worth a visit. They are all only a 5 minute drive away, there is good parking and facilities aswell as fresh baking and coffee.

Golf Courses

We are so fortunate to have 5 Golf Courses within 30 minutes drive of the park. The closest course is Whakatane and is only a matter of minutes away. We find most golfers are either in campervans so require a powered camp site (which all our sites are) or one of our self contained options being normally either the Tourist Flats or Park Motel units.


Being bordered by the Pacific Ocean and our relative proximity to rivers we have an abundance of fishing opportunities. Due to the ocean literally being on our doorstep most excursions are centered around sea fishing. From Surfcasting or long lining to boat fishing there is something for everybody.