Aerial photo of Matatā
Image: David Finn | ©

Introduction

The Matatā area sits alongside the sea. It includes a campsite and a short walk around the Matatā wildlife refuge. Great for families, with excellent fishing and swimming.

Find things to do and places to stay Matatā area

For those wanting to bird watch head to the Matatā Wildlife refuge. There's a shelter to sit in and observe the birdlife. Birdlife includes the elusive Matuku/Australasian Bittern or Mātātā/Fernbird, you'll also see swans, geese and oystercatchers.

Contacts

Whakatane Office
Phone:   +64 7 307 2770
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   easternbop@doc.govt.nz
Address:   1/100 Valley Road
Whakatane
Postal Address:   1/100 Valley Road
Whakatane
3120
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