Opotiki is the northern gateway to Eastland and is also in the area known as "The Tourist Diamond of the Pacific." The region offers numerous activities catering for everyone's taste all within easy distance. The coastline provides miles of safe swimming, fishing, boating, biking, loafing, or just walking, and there are numerous rivers for fishing, rafting, jet-boating or sailing - all on your doorstep.
Deep sea fishing expeditions or day trips to White Island, a spectacular marine volcano, can be arranged through local operators in Whakatane. White Island is also one of world's best scuba diving destinations, offering a unique dive experience exploring the underwater steam vents. For the more adventurous, jet boating trips are easily arranged on the Motu River providing access to remote New Zealand.
Motu Trails Cycle Trails
"Suitable for the recreational cyclist or those of us who prefer to amble and take in the scenery! Take a picnic, stop and admire the vistas and enjoy what the East Cape has to offer - pure beauty."
Dunes Trail - easy, 19km
Motu Road Trail - intermediate, 78km
Motu Trails Mountain Biking Trails
"Suitable for adventure and mountain biking junkies who approach life with haste! Although these trails are not technically difficult, we recommend riders to have a competent level of mountain biking experience."
Pakihi Track - advanced, 44km
Loop Trail - advanced, 91km
Also nearby are thermal areas with delightful hot pools, bush country wilderness, national parks and defined walks as well as one of New Zealand's best collections of native flora at Hukutaia Domain.