Make a Booking

Check In
Promo Code


Moutohora Tours

Moutohorā/Whale Island is a pest-free oasis that is home to several New Zealand’s rare and endangered plants, birds and reptiles. Keep an eye out for a threatened tūturiwhatu/New Zealand dotterel, boisterous tīeke/North Island saddleback, Tuatara, or kākāriki/red-crowned parakeet as you journey through the regenerated native bush before you dig yourself a soothing geothermal spring pool at Onepū Bay, Moutohorā’s secluded hot water beach.

This is your opportunity to see New Zealand’s wildlife as nature intended it and shows what can be achieved when a concentrated effort on conservation is made, managed, and protected.

For Bookings have a look at their website.


Kiwi Capital of the world

Whakatane enjoys the unique opportunity of enjoying the beloved but endangered national bird – the kiwi. There is no other large urban centre in New Zealand that has a kiwi territory in such close proximity. Kiwi calls can often be heard and some residents whose properties face the reserve sometime see kiwis foraging in their garden at night. The Whakatane Kiwi Trust work tirelessly to support this unique bird species at risk.

To find out more have a look at their website.


Mataatua – Maori Cultural Experience

The Mataatua Wharenui is New Zealand’s only repatriated and most travelled Maori meeting house, now standing in Whakatane. Fully restored and open to the public, Mataatua offers a unique and moving experience of Maori culture.

The visitors center is free of charge with displays telling of the Wharenui’s history and teachings about Maori culture. You can book a cultural experience or take part in a Hangi – a feast of traditional Maori cuisine.

Visit their website for more details and booking information.


Nga Tapuwae o Toi Walkway

Located directly behind the hotel, take in stunning views of Whakatane whilst walking one of the Nga Taouwae o Toi walkways. These scenic tracks through stunning native bush will bring you close to nature, with seabird colonies and native birds, Pohutukawa stands and plantation forest and unforgettable views over water and land. Also take a walk through history and visit ancient pa sites (Maori villages). There are 4 tracks, each ranging from 1-3 hours in length.

For more details on each of the tracks visit the Whakatane information websiteor talk to your hosts at Tuscany Villas Reception.


On & Under Water

Stand-up Paddle board hire at Tuscany Villas

Dates: September – April
Rates: $65.00 for 4 hours

Stand-Up Paddle Terms and Conditions

Credit Card Needed.
Rate includes Life Jackets.
Guest to collect and drop SUP’s off at Tuscany Villas within the 4 hour period to avoid penalty fees.

Diving, Fishing & Hunting. Have a look at the following Fishing Charters and Hunting tours:

For Bookings have a look at their website.

Fish of the Wharf

Complimentary Fishing Rods available to In-house Guests. Bait packs available at $10 at Reception.
For any Bait and Tackle needs, please visit Fishing & More next door.


Dolphin and Seal Encounters

During summer, Diveworks Dolphin and Seal Encounters provides the opportunity to swim, view and enjoy dolphins that have come into the Bay of Plenty to feed and breed. Sightings of baby dolphin are incredible and the friendly Kekeno seals love to swim and play in a swimming bay at Whale Island. For more information visit their website.

KG Kayaks

Guided tours are a great way to get intimate with this beautiful corner of New Zealand.

On our guided tours you can expect a focus on safety and comfort, some salty yarns from our local guides, a delicious home baked picnic, photos taken by the guide and shared with you (no cost) and small numbers, usually around six on each trip. Visit their website for bookings and information.



Enjoy a round of golf at Whakatane Golf Course or Ohope Golf Course for a great holiday activity.


Treat Yourself

Where your comfort is our priority
At Massage Me & Beautify You we are incredibly passionate about being able to deliver quality treatments in a homely environment with a warm and friendly vibe, we believe that everyone should feel welcomed in the beauty industry and strive for just that!

Walking distance from Tuscany Villas. Please Visit their website for more information.