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Guesthouse in Opononi
Te Whare Tau - Relaxed Guesthouse Retreat
Welcome to our little guesthouse in the beautiful Hokianga Harbour. A stylish retreat that allows you to kick back, relax and enjoy the seaviews and amazing sunsets. Start the morning with yoga on the deck, pull out the day bed to read a book or bring the bar table outside to enjoy lunch and a few drinks. Just 5 mins walk to the nearest beach in both directions and kitted out with modern wares with enough amenities to keep you comfortable while enjoying the laxed vibes of the beautiful Opononi.
$56 per night
Guesthouse in Opononi
Cosy cabin with gorgeous views - relaxation bliss!
A beautiful, comfortable, modern cabin with breathtaking views of the Opononi sand dunes. Enjoy an afternoon wine or a morning coffee on your own private deck. Comfort galore with a brand new luxurious queen bed, bar fridge, microwave, 2 x table & chairs, TV, heat pump and picnic basket to use with all the utensils you need. Private outdoor sink. Your own lovely ensuite. Beach and shower towels provided and samples of gorgeous 100% NATURAL skincare products by locally made company Nudi Point.
$56 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.
$62 per night

Stay near Opononi's top sights

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Opononi Hotel Limited10 locals recommend
Photo of Opononi Beach Takeaways
Opononi Beach Takeaways6 locals recommend
Photo of The Landing Thai Cafe
The Landing Thai Cafe8 locals recommend
Photo of Manea, Footprints Of Kupe
Manea, Footprints Of Kupe8 locals recommend
Photo of Koutu Boulders
Koutu Boulders7 locals recommend
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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.

When is 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.

What are the 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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