Whakatane & Ohiwa Harbour

Stand Up Paddling

If you are keen for a sheltered area to explore head to Ohiwa Harbour or Whakatane River – be wary of strong currents in both these places particularly near the harbour and river mouth when the tide is running. There are numerous launching points with ramps several boat ramps in the town area along Whakatane River and plenty around the harbour edge with the Port Ohope and Ohiwa ones being most popular. If you are feeling adventurous and have some skill you can get out amongst the surf at Ohope Beach.