This is a really well presented sunny 3 bedroom property situated on a 342m² section and tucked away down a right of way. Whether you are an investor or first home buyer, be quick to snap this one up so make that call now to arrange the appointment to view. The current tenant is keen to stay on.
Rating Valuation: $130,000 (1/9/2016) - Rates: $2,122.81 - Current Rent Per Week: $220.00
Whakatane has undergone something of a renaissance in recent years as more people become aware of the real beauty of the area.
The tourism and accommodation industry, has really taken off and new motels have increased visitors' options. In and around the district, you'll also find lodges, home and farmstays. With a population of around 15,000, Whakatane is small enough enough to be personal and situated conveniently close to Tauranga, the Rotorua thermal area and the East Coast. It's also on the doorstep to White Island and some adventure sport.
Whakatane's township was given a major tidy up a few years ago and new restaurants, cafes, brasserie and bars have added to its holiday appeal.
Home to the Ngati Awa tribe, Whakatane is the landing place of the migration canoe Mataatua. Historic evidence of Whakatane's cultural growth - both Maori and European is everywhere and much attention has been focused on retaining those links with the past. Whakatane's museum is particularly fascinating and houses some excellent records of the district's early history. Just out of town is the Water Wheel, which gives another fascinating glimpse into a bygone era.
Because this district is so compact, exploring it is easy. Awakeri's Hot Springs are only a few kilometres out of town. The forestry townships of Kawerau and Edgecumbe are less than half an hour away.
White Island, New Zealands only marine volcano, also demands attention. Art, culture, natural history, recreation, adventure sports - there's a lot to see and do in and around Whakatane.
Whakatane Information Office
Phone: (07) 308 6058
Fax: (07) 308 6020
Ohope Beach is over the bluff behind Whakatane. It is 11 kilometres long and is an excellent venue for all seaside activities.
The bronze Wairaka Statue of the Maori teenager who rescued her tribe's drifting waka is situated on the top of a large rock at Whakatane's harbour entrance. As she paddled the waka to shore, she shouted: 'Ka Whakatane au i ahau' - Whakatane means 'to act as a man'.
There were originally 22 pa sites in and around Ohiwa Harbour and Ohope Beach, behind Whakatane. Many of these sites can still be visited. It is thought that this relatively dense population lead Captain Cook to call the region the Bay of Plenty. Whakatane is accepted as the first area in which arable farming, in this case kumera planting, was used.
White Island is an active volcano off shore from Whakatane. It can be visited by helicopter, fixed-wing aircraft and charter vessels.
Schools of up to 2,000 dolphins visit the coast. People have the option of observing them from a boat or joining them in the water. This is a very popular attraction.
The magnificent Tarawera Falls are 50 minutes' drive from Whakatane./p>
(07) 308 6495
Dolphin Down Under
(07) 308 4636
Mini Pool Bay of Plenty
(07) 308 5952
(07) 308 7625
The Waterwheel (museum and gallery)
(07) 308 6438
Whakatane Racing Club
(07) 308 6420
There is no public transport in Whakatane; residents use taxis:
1 Taxi's (Whakatane) Ltd
(07) 307 0070
Whakatane Taxi - Shuttles (1998) Ltd
(07) 307 0388
Bus services link Whakatane with other North Island destinations:
(07) 308 6169
Whakatane District Museum and Gallery
(07) 307 9805
(07) 307 8999
Whakatane District Libraries
(07) 307 9809
Whakatane District War Memorial Centre
(07) 307 0335
Whakatane Chartered Club
(07) 308 8649
Whakatane Contract Bridge Club
(07) 308 4462
Whakatane has over 15 early childhood facilities. Those in the centre of town include:
St Georges Child Care and Education Centre
(07) 308 6934
Colours Pre School and Education Centre
(07) 307 2215
Starlights Childcare Centre
(07) 308 0037
The primary schools in Whakatane are:
(07) 308 7645
James Street Primary School
(07) 308 6855
(07) 304 9308
(07) 308 7687
St Josephs School
(07) 308 8920
Seventh Day Adventist Primary School
(07) 308 4669
(07) 304 9308
The secondary schools in Whakatane are:
Whakatane High School
(07) 308 8251
Trident High School
(07) 308 8159
The tertiary institution in Whakatane is:
Te Whare Wananga O Awanuiarangi
(07) 307 1467
Whakatane has a skatepark close to the centre of town. It has an excellent skate-board bowl.
Sunny Gymz Whakatane
(07) 308 5125
The Fitness Zone
(07) 308 4884
Yoga Therapy - Rhonda Christie(07) 307 1200
United Football Club
(07) 307 0338
Whakatane Golf Club
(07) 308 8117
Whakatane Bowling Club
(07) 308 8437
Whakatane Rowing Club
(07) 308 6932
Whakatane Sportfishing Club Incorporated
(07) 307 0334
Whakatane Squash Club
(07) 308 8953
Awakeri Hot Springs
(07) 304 911