Driving into Whakatāne from the east is a great drive. The final decent down Hillcrest Road the road twists around the Puketapu Lookout before getting into the city centre. When arriving I didn’t stop, mostly due to being hungry and tired from driving. Before leaving for they day we went back up to the Lookout. This is the view north west over The Strand in the foreground and the Whakatāne River in the middle of the frame. In the distance is the Bay of Plenty. The island off to the right is Moutohora Island.