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Ōhope Beach, Eastern Bay
2-3 hours   -   Easy level

Just over the hill from Whakatāne lies Ōhope Beach. Voted Aotearoa’s most-loved beach several times, it’s the perfect spot for a day out with the whānau. If you’re looking for a scenic coastline that oozes Kiwiana, this 14-kilometre stretch of beach is the place for you. It’s not far from amenities and if you’re looking for a little walk, make your way around the headland to the incredible Ōtarawairere Bay.

Native flora: Pōhutukawa, cabbage trees, harakeke flax.
Mana whenua: Ngāti Awa, Te Whakatōhea, Ngāi Tūhoe.