3 Tips when planning the top things to do in Whakatane:
Plan. Get to know the area where you are travelling to and research what is near to you and what you enjoy doing.
Prioritise. If you only have so much time, plan events you can guarantee in all weather, offer flexibility in timing and days, and that makes you happiest.
Allow time. Stay 3-nights instead of 2 to allow yourselves time to unwind and relax, explore, and reflect before racing back home.