See & Do


Other Activities

Extend your stay and add further adventure to your Motu Trails experience. From  waka voyaging to kayaking, bush walks to dive tours, there's so much to discover in the Eastern Bay of Plenty and Tairāwhiti. Go to each listing to know more.

  • Dive Tatapouri
    Dive Tatapouri

    For an interactive reef ecology tour that has you feeding wild stingrays by hand as they glide over your feet, you can’t go past Dive Tatapouri. Just 15 minutes from Gisborne on SH35, adults, and children of all ages will find this tour amazingly fun and also educational: and be left with ...

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  • Gray's Bush Walk
    Gray's Bush Walk

    One of the most popular and accessible reserves in the region, Gray’s Bush Reserve is about 10 minutes drive from Gisborne. Here you can walk through a remnant stand of tall kahikatea, which once covered the entire Gisborne plains. Some of the taller trees are thought to be 400-500 years o...

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  • KG Kayaks
    KG Kayaks

    KG Kayaks are located on the shores of enchanting Ohiwa Harbour, 15 minutes' drive from Opotiki and 25 minutes from Whakatane. KG Kayaks offer a wide range of sea kayaking adventures.

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  • Motu River Jet
    Motu River Jet

    The Motu River is a wild and scenic place of beauty – with banks cloaked in forest, and powerful water swirling around large boulders, the Motu River is the domain of intrepid rafters but also of the adrenaline-filled Motu River Jet Boat. The Motu River Jet gives people of all ages the cha...

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  • Waka Voyagers Tairawhiti
    Waka Voyagers Tairawhiti

    For unique Māori sailing and cultural experience that feels authentic and unstaged, Waka Voyagers Tairāwhiti ticks all the boxes. You’ll be taken out on the region’s own replica waka hourua (the large, double-hulled, ocean-going canoes that carried the first settlers to New Zealand). Aboar...

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  • Whinray Scenic Reserve
    Whinray Scenic Reserve

    Just five kilometres from Motu: Whinray Scenic Reserve is 430 hectares of virgin podocarp native forest that has been protected since 1905. The pathways take you through majestic kahikatea, rimu, totara, and matai. There are spectacular waterfalls on the Motu River that runs through the re...

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