Frontier is based in the small Eastern Bay of Plenty town of Whakatane, North Island of New Zealand. We see the most sunshine hours in NZ alongside Nelson. Whakatane is situated on the coast surrounded by productive farmland and 220,000 hectares of pristine National Park. Whakatane is located only 1 hours drive from Tauranga and Rotorua, 2 hours from Hamilton and only 3 hours from Auckland. Whakatane is partnered by another coastal town called Ohope which has one of best beaches in New Zealand. The Bay of Plenty has some very good fishing and the National Parks are great for, tramping, fishing and hunting.
Te Urewera is the traditional home of the Tuhoe people. Due to its geographical isolation, it was one of the last regions to be claimed by the British during colonisation in the 19th century. In March 2013, Tuhoe signed a deed of settlement, settling the tribe's claims at the Waitangi Tribunal Under the deal, Tuhoe will get $170 million and more control over Te Urewera. Te Urewera ceased to be a national park under the Te Urewera Act 2014. The area is now administered by the Te Urewera Board which comprises joint Tūhoe and Crown membership. It is still open to the public and the Department of Conservation will continue to work in Te Urewera and maintain the tracks and facilities in conjunction with the Board.