Nestled in the east of Bay of Plenty, Whakatane is situated between Te Puke and Opotiki. It takes less than an hour drive traveling from Te Puke or Opotiki. Since we drove between both places quite often, a stopover in Whakatane was expected. However, we didn’t pay much attention to the city’s must-see or must-do lists. Still, we had scenery watching at Kohi Point Scenic Reserve and around Whakatane River.