• Scenic Resort Matavai

Nestled between the Whakatāne River and a Pōhutukawa tree lined escarpment lies White Island Rendezvous.

Whether you’re travelling for leisure or in Whakatāne on business, our 4.5 star motel accommodation has a room type to suit every traveller.A quiet location yet only minutes walk from Whakatāne’s boutique shopping and numerous restaurants.

White Island Rendezvous is the only motel accommodation in Whakatāne to boast its own onsite café – a favourite amongst locals. Let our barista make you the perfect coffee to go with your gourmet breakfast.
Choose to have it delivered to your room or enjoy in the atmosphere of the café, buzzing with adventurers about to head to Whakaari/White Island volcano.

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  • Swim with dolphins and snorkel Superb! Lovely people and remarkable snorkelling in such clear water with a pod of over 30 dolphins. Pure exhilaration! You only need to wear togs and jandals- they supply the rest.

    Lesley S Auckland, New Zealand

  • Wow, thats an amzing day full of discovery and nature. Loved the cruise! You guys rock.

    Mike McVey Gisborne NZ

  • Awesome afternoon out with the team. Went snorkeling in three locations, all with great features, Belly of the Whale was my favorite. Very knowledgeable about the history and culture!

    Wendy Heynen

@niueblue

There's something extra special about witnessing a humpback mother and calf 💙🐋 

📸 @hunter.malcon
There are more than 22 species of anenomefish and here in Niue we have Clark's anenomefish! This species has a different pattern to the ones in Finding Nemo (which are called Clown anenomefish) with larger vertical white stripes 🧡🤍
You can't beat glassy days on the water
📸 @annika_andresen
There's nothing quite like a night dive 🌅
We could watch this all day! 😍💙🐢

📸 @travelling_roxy
Niue is a raised coral atoll surrounded by incredibly deep, blue waters - this means the whales can come really close to the reef, making for amazing whales watching from the land and the sea! 💚🐋💛

📸 @hunter.malcon
Our of our instructors @travelling_roxy got a wave from this beautiful green turtle on a dive the other day! 👋😘 Green turtles can travel thousands of kilometres to lay their eggs on the same beaches they were born on, and the turtles here in Niue are just stopping by for a pitstop on their journey 🐢 

📸 @travelling_roxy
The 2022 whale season here in Niue is one for the history books - the whales arrived at the end of June (they often arrive mid-late July) and many of the locals say they have never seen this many! The whole island is buzzing 🐋💙🐋 we have had some absolutely incredible encounters so far and it doesn't look like it's slowing down! 🤙🔥☀️💛
Check out this little guy we 👀 on our night dive! So many amazing critters, like this boxfish, come out when the sun goes down and diving at night is a an entirely different experience!
Onboard our bright yellow boat watching whales so close in!! 🐳💛💙
We're lucky to have some seriously cool caves, caverns and swim-throughs here to explore on our dives 🔦 the combo of clear water, encrusting life and amazing topography (often in shallow water) is a treat for divers of all experience levels!
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