Dining and Shopping


The Craic

Enjoy a pint, good food and great company at Whakatane’s Irish Pub. Throw in good music too and you are sure to while away a lovely afternoon sitting outside in the shade, watching the world go by.

Skippers Restaurant - Whakatane Sportfishing

Club Skippers Restaurant located inside the Whakatane Sportfishing Club on the Wharf, enjoys the best water views in Whakatane with fantastic upstairs outdoor seating. Skippers has a great reputation with the locals for fresh seafood and tasty steaks cooked to perfection.

Spice Junction Indian Restaurant

Offers the best quality North Indian Cuisine at affordable prices for the discerning diner with excellent service. Spice Guru strives to give their clientele the best authentic curries in contemporary surroundings.

Babinka Restaurant and Bar

Relaxing atmosphere with seating both inside and out. An extensive menu with stunning dishes in Indian, Sri Lankan, European, Thai and Middle Eastern styles. Open 7 days for lunch and dinner.

Detour Bar & Lounge

A great place to chill out with friends. Enjoy a few drinks, live music and a great menu. We can recommend the Tapas menu, its great. Mon - Sun - 11am – late



For quirky and fun art and collectables drop into Adawn, right next door to Tuscany Villas. Have a look at their jewellery, accessories, art and NZ souvenirs.

Sea Breeze Souvenirs

Pick up your Kiwi collectables during your next holiday in Whakatane. Choose from carvings, natural beauty products and New Zealand art for the perfect keepsake from the Bay of Plenty.