Whakatane .. its great to be here..
It’s been a wee while since either of us have been in this part of the country so I was really looking forward to checking it out.
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This was a very different camp from Awakeri where the sites were a lot smaller but it was only $20 a night with power and had everything you would ever want in a fantastic location.
Whakatane Holiday Park is pretty much right in the centre of town on the edge of the river, protected by a raised stop bank with a walking track on top which the locals seem to really enjoy.
The track goes right into town and it is only 5 minutes away. All the White Island boat services and Tourist area is based on the edge of the river just along from the park. There is also the Gardens and a model train and playground set up there too.
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We enjoyed a good look through the shops and a cuppa in one of the coffee shops and then headed back to Rafe.
Later in the day, we met David and Michelle who were visiting in their near new Dethleffs Trend motorhome. This is their first motorhome and they were really enjoying it. Nice people and they popped over later for a drink. It was really nice to see them.
Nice spot and really handy and great value with the Camp saver.