Story: Bay of Plenty region

Ōpape

Ōpape

The beach at Ōpape is where the Nukutere canoe landed from Eastern Polynesia, about 700 years ago. It brought the forebears of the Te Whakatōhea tribe. Moutohorā (Whale Island) can be seen on the horizon. In the distance at left is the sweep of the western Bay of Plenty coast.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Bay of Plenty region - Māori traditions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/5550/opape (accessed 17 September 2021)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Aug 2016