With over 45 beaches, there is enough to explore by rental car in Whakatane. Park your car hire and go for a wonder. The area is known for dolphins, and they regularly pop up to greet visitors. Enjoy a beautiful sunset or get your golf on. Whakatane has it all!
Particularly worth a visit is White Island, the site of New Zealand's last active volcano. Here you can see the volcano in action both on land and in the water, with steam vents scattered all over the island as well as on the seafloor. Back on the mainland, only a short drive from Whakatane in your rental car, you can visit Rotorua, to the west, as well as Raukumara Forest Park to the east. The entire area is in fact very well suited for driving, with small towns and villages scattered throughout the region.
If you don't have an Australian or New Zealand licence, an International Driving Permit is mandatory. You must have held your licence for a minimum of 1 year.
Parking in Civic Centre is NZD0.50 per hour, other locations in the CBD are free of charge. Be sure to read the signs as restrictions vary per situation. Do not stop or park on broken yellow lines, bus stops, taxi stands or other restricted parking areas.
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