Cape Runaway
in Opotiki District of Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

How to get there and get around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-37.567 and 178.017 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -37° 34' 0" and E 178° 0' 59"
Currency and Currency Code:
Dollar - NZD
Spoken languages:
English, Maori
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 11:34 AM (Saturday)
Timezone: Pacific/Auckland
UTC/GMT offset: 12 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:57 am and 7:41 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
37.570 and -2.005 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
La Losilla
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Current travel safety evaluation for New Zealand in Australia and New Zealand

Safety Score: 3,2 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to New Zealand.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning New Zealand. Last Update: 2021-03-05 08:10:36

Explore Cape Runaway

Cape Runaway in Opotiki District (Bay of Plenty) is located in New Zealand about 310 mi (or 498 km) north-east of Wellington, the country's capital.

Local time in Cape Runaway is now 11:34 AM (Saturday). The local timezone is named Pacific / Auckland with an UTC offset of 13 hours. We know of 8 airports in the wider vicinity of Cape Runaway. The closest airport in New Zealand is Whakatane Airport in a distance of 65 mi (or 105 km), South-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Opotiki, Gisborne, Whakatane, Tauranga and Rotorua. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 23°C / 74 °F

Morning Temperature 15°C / 58 °F
Evening Temperature 22°C / 72 °F
Night Temperature 18°C / 64 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 51%
Air Pressure 1000 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 5 km/h (3 mph) from South-West
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 8% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Sunday, 7th of March 2021

23°C (73 °F)
18°C (64 °F)
Scattered clouds, moderate breeze.

Monday, 8th of March 2021

19°C (67 °F)
16°C (60 °F)
Sky is clear, moderate breeze, clear sky.

Tuesday, 9th of March 2021

21°C (69 °F)
16°C (61 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, scattered clouds.

Videos from this area

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Waihau Bay Marlin 18 February 2014

Published: February 21, 2014
Length: 51:14 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: DrLurch

Tag and Released Striped Marlin Estimated at 95-100kgs.

Waihau Bay Storm 2004

Published: March 16, 2015
Length: 45:11 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: DrLurch

Waihau Bay Storm 2004.

Fishing at Cape Runaway

Published: July 03, 2012
Length: 41:00 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: RunawayKiwi

We had an excellent few hours catching snapper and blue cod. We kept smaller size snapper and returned larger ones as we were only after a feed. Big ones don't taste as good and are the...

New Zealand Reef Fish

Published: April 11, 2012
Length: 20:02 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: RunawayKiwi

From our dives this Easter holidays.

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Attractions and noteworthy things

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Cape Runaway

Cape Runaway is the eastern extremity of the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand's North Island. It is located 90 kilometres northeast off Whakatane and 50 kilometres west of East Cape. The name Cape Runaway was bestowed by English mariner James Cook during his first voyage of discovery in 1769. It was so named after Māori in canoes who had approached Cooks' ship Endeavour in a hostile manner scurried off after a cannon shot was fired.

Located at -37.5389, 177.983 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Geography of the Bay of Plenty Region, Headlands of New Zealand, Geography of the Gisborne Region

Whangaparaoa River

The Whangaparaoa River is a river of the Gisborne Region of New Zealand's North Island. It flows northwest from the Raukumara Range to reach the Whangaparaoa Bay, an indentation in the far east of the Bay of plenty, five kilometres south of Cape Runaway.

Located at -37.5667, 177.983 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Rivers of the Gisborne Region

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