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Lookouts

View of Whakatane town from Puketapu Lookout View of Whakatane town from Puketapu Lookout

Two small reserves are accessed from a car park off Hillcrest Road. Each has a short climb to lookout sites offering magnificent views. PUKETAPU LOOKOUT, Puketapu (sacred hill) had been a military lookout point for the Ngati Awa tribe for over 600 years. PAPAKA REDOUBT HISTORIC RESERVE, this former Māori pa site, later used as an Armed Constabulary Redoubt, served as a lookout and is accessible from Hillcrest Road. The redoubt viewpoints offer birdseye perspective of Whakatāne and the Rangitaiki Plains.

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