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Cottage in Opononi
Opononi Sunsets and Sea views
Relax and enjoy the sea views. Our bach is the perfect holiday escape for two couples. The couch has a fold out bed and there is a single fold up rollaway available for extra guests/children. The front deck features a large dining table and gas BBQ plus fabulous views of Hokianga harbour, sand dunes and often stunning sunsets. Other features include: a dishwasher, washing machine, SKY TV, DVDs, games, and books. It's a short walk to the beach, 4Square, cafe, takeaways & pub.
$86 per night
Private room in Opononi
Paua Heart Room
Million dollar views with affordable and unpretentious bach style accommodation. Easy walking distance to Opononi for Cafe, takeaways. pub, wharf or grocery shopping. Short drive away from Waiotemarama Falls, Koutu Boulders and Waipoua Kauri Forest. Beach across the road for swimming or walks in either direction (tide permitting). A boat ride across the harbour for sand-boarding. One hour drive to Kaiwi Lakes. Hot pools at Ngawha springs one hour's drive away..great in winter.
$59 per night
Home in Opononi
Opononi Oasis
The Opononi Oasis is a newly renovated 2-bedroom holiday home. Facing north you will have uninterrupted views of the Hokianga Harbour and sand dunes. Suitable for up to 4 people with two queen beds. Linen and towels are provided and fibre has just been installed. It is a place to completely unwind and disconnect from the hustle and bustle and enjoy all that Northland has to offer. This home has been in the family for 26 years and is to be enjoyed and respected. No pets allowed.
$95 per night

Stay near Opononi's top sights

Opononi Hotel Limited10 locals recommend
Opononi Beach Takeaways6 locals recommend
The Landing Thai Cafe8 locals recommend
Manea, Footprints Of Kupe8 locals recommend
Koutu Boulders7 locals recommend
Hokianga i-SITE Visitor Information Centre4 locals recommend

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Your guide to Opononi

All About Opononi

The small beachside community of Opononi sits on Hokianga Harbour on the northwest coast of New Zealand’s North Island, set against a backdrop of rolling hills. Opononi is part of a dual settlement with neighboring Omapere, and the towns are separated by a long stretch of sandy beach. The Waima and Mataraua forests are close by, as well as the Waipoua Forest, where you can find the largest kauri tree in the country.

Most of the homes in Opononi sit close to the Twin Coast Discovery Highway, a loop road from the capital city of Auckland that follows the coast. The beach offers views across the water to Rangi Point sand dunes. You can take a boat from Opononi Wharf to the dunes, where you can try your hand at dune surfing. The most famous sculpture in Opononi is of Opo the dolphin, commemorating a real bottlenose dolphin who was a friendly resident of the waters in the 1950s.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Opononi

Note that seasons in the Southern Hemisphere are opposite to those you are used to in the US. Opononi is in the Northland Region of North Island, which New Zealanders like to call the “winterless north.” It boasts a subtropical climate, so the temperatures between the summer and winter months do not vary as much as in the southern part of North Island or South Island. The busiest time of year is from the middle of December to the middle of January, when Hokianga Harbour tends to see its warmest temperatures. Since temperatures dip only slightly in the winter months, Opononi is a year-round destination. Toward the end of September, the entire region plays host to the Hokianga Country Music Festival, which brings events to towns including Opononi.

Top things to do in Opononi

Tāne Mahuta

A 30-minute drive south of Opononi, the Waipoua Forest is home to Tāne Mahuta, the largest kauri tree in the world, which is more than 165 feet tall with a trunk girth of nearly 45 feet. To reach this giant tree, take a short jaunt along a wooden gangway, which will bring you up close to Tāne Mahuta from a special platform on the trail.

Koutu Boulders

Walk along the beach two hours before or after low tide to get close to the Koutu Boulders, some of nature’s wonders, which sit alongside the mangrove trees. These huge spherical boulders are rock concretions, formed millions of years ago, which have rolled down onto the shore; the biggest is 10 feet in diameter.

Waimamaku Coastal Track

Just south of Opononi is the Arai Te Uru Recreation Reserve, which marks the start of the Waimamaku Coastal Track, a six-mile trail across vast sandy beaches and clifftops to the mouth of the Waimamaku River. As you follow the coastline, you’ll be treated to views of the mighty sand dunes across the harbor and the waves lapping against the rocky headlands.

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