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Coromandel Peninsula and the Bay of Plenty Travel Guide

Whakatane

For yet another chance to laze on the beach, Whakatane (fah-kah-tah-ne) claims to be the North Island's sunniest town. This was landfall on New Zealand for some of the first migratory Māori canoes, and the fertile hinterland was among the first areas of the country to be farmed.

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