OPOTIKI PROUDLY FACES NORTH, collecting the first rays of the morning sun as it rises over the Bay of Plenty. Sandwiched between the Otara and Waioeka Rivers, the town has survived many floods and storms to rebuild and move on. It was once Eastland’s major port and populated centre, but this, along with other industries and services, drifted west to Whakatane and Auckland.

These days, the town is chocka over the summer with people flocking to its beautiful beaches, great fishing and now its incredible mountain

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1-2 hours: The Kea Point Track from the Whitehorse Hill campsite offers an excellent view over the Mueller Glacier Lake (the glacier itself is hiding around the corner) with its surrounding moraine wall. DOC time has this at two-hours return. Tramper
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Confirming Your Location With A Map
THE MAJORITY OF the time, you can follow a track and not be concerned about losing your way, but anyone can become lost even on the easiest of day walks. A map is a vital tool that can help walkers correctly confirm their location. Look at the map il
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Spotted Shag
THE SPOTTED SHAG (parekareka) is a largely marine-based cormorant that can be found roosting on cliff edges. It spends a lot of its time at sea diving for food and can hold its breath for up to 70 seconds. Endemic (occurring only in New Zealand) spec