The Whakatane District is renown for it’s superb walking and tramping tracks. These include coastal tracks with stunning ocean vistas and walkways through ancient native forests. Te Urewera National Park and Whirinaki Forest Park are a short drive from Whakatane and include a wide range of bush walks and tramps suitable for all levels of fitness. To the south of Whakatane is the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk which takes 3 – 4 days and is one of New Zealand’s premier walking tracks through some of the best scenery in the country. Nearby is the Nga tapuwai o toi walkway which also takes in the beautiful Ohope Scenic reserve.