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Cheap flights to Whakatane, New Zealand

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Are there currently restrictions on travel to Whakatane related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Whakatane along with the rest of New Zealand. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Entry restrictions

New Zealand has restricted entry to all travelers with the exception of nationals of New Zealand (including Cook Islands, Niue, and Tokelau), residents and their family members, nationals of Australia ordinarily resident in New Zealand, Samoan and Tongan citizens making essential travel, travelers entering as essential health workers, other essential workers, New Zealand-based partners and dependent children (aged 19 years and under) of a work or student visa holder who is in New Zealand and humanitarian flights. Essential workers who are specifically agreed to by the New Zealand Government (see here for specific details).

Quarantine requirements

Travelers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.

Transiting rules

Travelers are not allowed to transit with the exception of nationals and residents of New Zealand and nationals of Australia, travelers with a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) or transit visa issued by New Zealand. Transit is only allowed at Auckland (AKL) for maximum 24 hours. From June 19, transit will be open to all Cook Islanders and Cook Islands Permit Holders who have been present in New Zealand for at least 30 days and whose main purpose of travel is to return home, or to take up or resume employment.

All other info

Airline crew must use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). Effective on November 3, travelers must have a voucher confirming their allocation to a place in managed isolation.

. If you are looking to book a trip to Whakatane and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.

When is the best time to fly to Whakatane?

Whakatane is a city of eternal sunshine, but many would say the warm months of December, January and February are when to visit. This peak travel season brings plenty of tourists to the area’s beaches, though, and hotel rates and airfare are often at their highest. Conversely, the coldest months of July and August can offer some of the cheapest airfare. Shoulder season months of September, October, April and May can be both affordable and enjoyable.

Whakatane overview

Set against the brilliant sparkle of the Pacific Ocean, Whakatane stands on the Eastern Bay of Plenty of New Zealand. Incredible beaches, deep-sea fishing, water sports and luxury golf courses wait to greet outdoor-loving visitors. Whakatane is also the gateway to White Island, where truly adventurous travelers can come face to face with an active volcano. And for the lovers of marine life, the local dolphins and whales offer plenty of viewing opportunities during a stay in Whakatane.

Sometimes it seems there is so much to do in Whakatane, in fact, that the biggest dilemma facing the average traveler is what to choose.

Many opt for the golden sands and warm waters of Whakatane’s local beaches, and it’s easy to see why. Family-friendly, scenic and serene, Whakatane’s shores are meant for relaxation. Those who need an adrenaline fix, though, can hop on a mountain bike and explore the more rugged side of Whakatane. Alternatively, tourists can immerse themselves in the local natural beauty with a walk along Nga Tapuwae o Toi Walkways, which runs through the town, beaches and reserves that surround Whakatane.

It’s never hard to find good food in Whakatane, especially when it comes to chowing down on the local seafood. An obvious choice for the most popular fare in the city, seafood simply doesn’t get any fresher than this.

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Getting around Whakatane

Whakatane offers public transportation but travelers should keep in mind that it is very limited. Still, tourists can travel to some of the area’s major destinations by public transportation. Renting a car is a much more convenient option when visiting Whakatane. In fact, many visitors prefer to join a tour group, which typically uses a private bus for transportation, and combine the experience with a rental car when exploring the city.

Getting from the Airport to the City

The city has its own small airport, Whakatane Airport (WHK), about six miles from the heart of the city.  Although not an international airport, there are direct flights from Auckland and Wellington. Rental cars are available at the airport, as are shuttle services, but no public transport serves the area. Visitors will need to arrange for private transportation into the city.

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