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Serving the coastal town of Whakatane, Whakatane Airport is a domestic airport with scheduled flights to and from Auckland and Wellington. The airport sits along the eastern coast of the Bay of Plenty, around four miles from the town centre, with car hire in Whakatane Airport the best way of travelling here.
The civilian airport of Whakatane houses a flight school. The small terminal building does not have many facilities, although car rental in Whakatane Airport is available through leading car hire agents. It is necessary to pre-book a vehicle, which should be done before arriving and after you compare car hire choices online.
Thornton Road connects with State Highway 30, which leads motorists into the town centre. Car hire in Whakatane Airport is the best way to make this journey. The airport is the gateway to tourist attractions such as Mount Tarawera and White Island, and many people also come to visit Ohore Beach, which is just east of Whakatane. Tarawera Falls and the isolated East Cape are also accessible.
Visitors can enjoy Whakatane all year round, as it has a temperate climate. Most Europeans tend to avoid the cool winter months, when temperatures fall to 11°C. The summer sees temperatures vary between 25 and 28°C, making it the best time to visit.
The roads both in and around the town are in excellent condition, although the town itself is small enough to explore on foot. Car rental in Whakatane Airport is best suited for visiting the stunning natural scenery that surrounds the town and driving along the famous Pacific Coast Highway that passes through Whakatane.