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The views are spectacular from Kohi Point and definitely worth a ‘lookout’ from here. Great place... read more

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Amazing views of Whale Island and the ocean. You can look right out over Whakatane Town also. A... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
Whakatane, New Zealand
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Kohi Point Lookout Road, Whakatane, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views are spectacular from Kohi Point and definitely worth a ‘lookout’ from here. Great place for taking photos with or without people in the picture.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank davidwilliambarnes
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Amazing views of Whale Island and the ocean. You can look right out over Whakatane Town also. A nice, peaceful place

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank K1217
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Take the walking trail from Whakatane (behind the Whakatane Gym in Canning Place) or drive up from the crown of the Ohope Beach Road; (the latter is by far the easier on the legs...). Several parking bays and lookouts along the way, superb views over...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richard F
Reviewed October 18, 2018

This is worth taking in as the view is great and reinforces the beauty of the place, which is not what you see about Whakatane at ground level. It is a few minutes from town, but it is worth it. A great place to take...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sid H
Reviewed October 13, 2018

I did this short hike from town, and while it is alot of uphill hiking, once atop the grass filled summit, you'll be very satisfied you made the incline you did! For walking, go to the intersection of The Strand (a street), and Commerce Street,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeff206
Reviewed July 14, 2018

I stopped here to stretch the legs & take a break from driving. The views here are breath-taking looking out among the vast land.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rabble1
Reviewed July 11, 2018

We stopped briefly up here to stretch our legs and have some afternoon tea - the views are stunning and there is a really nice stretch of grass for the kids to run. The gravel road was steep in parts but we got up there...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JayJay015
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Great views over whakatane. Perfect photo opportunity’s and a nice place to just sit down and enjoy. The road turns to gravel half way up but its maintained fairly well.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tripping1987
Reviewed June 19, 2018

A glorious bird's eye view. A must-do drive every time we visit Whakatane. The view is beautiful and breathtaking.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Susan A
Reviewed May 10, 2018

From here you have views up and down the coast and on clear days perfect views of White Island an active volcanic island

Date of experience: February 2018
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