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Vacation rentals in Ōakura

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Guesthouse in Ōakura
Oakura Studio
Kick back and relax in this calm, stylish space. The studio is separate, fully fenced, lovely and private. It includes a relaxing little Zen garden area. The TV has all of the subscriptions. The kitchenette has an air fryer, to reheat, toast, bake and roast, a coffee machine, kettle & fridge. The stunning Oakura surf beach and Black Sand Pizzeria is just a 15 minute walk away, the cute little Oakura village, cafes and restaurants, a 12 minute walk away, and the Kaitake Ranges a 15 minute walk.
$61 per night
Guest suite in Oakura
The Well Nest - Oakura Beach Studio
Relax in the intimate space of The Well Nest, just 300m from the beach. This King bed studio has all the essentials for a rejuvenating time out (there's no TV for a reason). A gym space and spa to heat up on a crisp winter's night. Surf boards available to use free-of-charge and hot outdoor shower. A short walk to the beautiful Oakura surf beach or local cafes, restaurants, convenience store and pharmacy. Hiking trails nearby. It's the ideal cosy space to unplug from stress and rekindle love.
$108 per night
Home in Ōakura
Cheerful 2 Bedroom home with Spa Pool
Enjoy a stylish experience in the heart of Oakura Village. Only a short walk to a 4-Square, Bar & Restaurant, Pharmacy and specialty shops. Oakura's beautiful surf beach is a 5 min stroll away in the opposite direction. The house is well appointed with everything you need for a fun, relaxing and memorable stay. Open plan living opening out onto an all weather conservatory with outdoor furniture & BBQ. Soak in the Spa Pool in the total privacy of the back yard after a fun day at the beach!
$133 per night

Stay near Ōakura's top sights

Photo of Oakura Beach Holiday Park
Oakura Beach Holiday Park5 locals recommend
Photo of Butlers Reef Restaurant, Bar and Function Venue
Butlers Reef Restaurant, Bar and Function Venue18 locals recommend
Photo of Black Sand Pizzeria and Bistro
Black Sand Pizzeria and Bistro19 locals recommend
Photo of Four Square Oakura
Four Square Oakura11 locals recommend
Photo of High Tide Cafe
High Tide Cafe16 locals recommend
Photo of Vertigo Surf
Vertigo Surf4 locals recommend

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$55 per night
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Oakura Haven
$64 per night
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Butlers Central
$48 per night
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Oakura River Bungalow
$200 per night
Yurt in Oakura
The Black Yurt
$153 per night
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$138 per night
Home in Oakura
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Pitcairn Perfect Studio
$67 per night
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Boat House Batch
$85 per night
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NEW!! Oakura Beach Front Apt #1
$223 per night

Your guide to Ōakura

All About Ōakura

The seaside village of Ōakura sits on the western side of the North Island between the North Taranaki Bight and the magnificent peak of Mount Taranaki. Locals call this part of the coast the Surf Highway, and the giant surfboard on the main street is another clue about why a lot of visitors come here, but Ōakura is also a creative community, home to many artists and craftspeople.

Luxury glass-fronted beach houses sit alongside surf shops and food trucks in this laid-back village with dramatic black-sand beaches, where you can sip a latte at a family-owned cafe before taking a bracing walk. Fishing is popular in the area, both surfcasting and fly fishing for brown and rainbow trout in the Ōakura River. There’s even a rusted early-20th-century shipwreck — the remains of the SS Gairloch — to explore a couple of miles west.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Ōakura?

Ōakura has a warm, temperate climate with quite a lot of rain throughout the year. The warmest, driest month is February, when New Zealand basks in summer weather. The coldest and wettest time of year is midwinter, in June and July. The Ōakura Arts Trail has grown into a big event since it started in 2003: during the last weekend of October and the first weekend of November, you can tour the studios of local potters, jewelers, sculptors, and painters. You can also follow a self-guided trail of the studios, which are open all year round.

What are the top things to do in Ōakura?

Lucy’s Gully

Buy supplies for a picnic in Ōakura and make the 20-minute drive to Lucy’s Gully, a serene nature reserve among towering redwoods in the Kaitake Ranges. A highly respected Māori woman named Ruhira Matekai (also known as Lucy Stevens) was born here in 1820 and lived and gardened here throughout her life. Lucy’s Gully is also the starting point for the Sefton Track walking trail, which takes around three hours and links to the longer Waimoku Track.

Egmont National Park

Ōakura is a great base for exploring Egmont National Park, which spans more than 200 square miles of stunning mountain scenery, subalpine forest, and waterfalls and offers a wide range of walking paths. Take the boardwalk Mangorei Track to the reflective lake for fabulous views of Mount Taranaki, or walk to Henry Peak Lookout through a landscape of alpine tussock. Another easy path is the 30-minute Kamahi Loop, which includes a forest of gnarled kāmahi trees draped with moss and ferns.

Te Koru Pā

Te Koru Pā is one of the few Māori fortified village sites in New Zealand where you can still clearly see the remains of stone defensive walls and food storage pits. This centuries-old site is a great place to learn about Māori history. You can walk to the site in around 15 minutes on a path that crosses fields leading to the river, and you will soon be surrounded by native forest and birdsong.

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