YHA Opoutere

Description

Please note: From 6 June - 24 October, this hostel will be open on Fridays and Saturdays only .

YHA Opoutere is an historic converted schoolhouse overlooking a sheltered estuary on the Coromandel Peninsula, two hours north of Tauranga. Set in bush and gardens with great views over the estuary and to the ocean, this homely Opoutere hostel offers peaceful and tranquil backpacker accommodation in a relaxed Coromandel hideaway. 

The backpacker accommodation at YHA Opoutere hostel is clean and comfortable. The large kitchen is well-equipped with plenty of fridge space for all to share. Other YHA Opoutere hostel facilities include plug in insect repellent, free canoes, trampoline, badminton and volleyball.

Relax and unwind in the unique and preserved environment that is Opoutere, a backpackers that you won’t want to leave.

Quote

"YHA Opoutere is a relaxing, old-fashioned and wonderfully sited hostel beside the estuary in a 1908 schoolhouse in mature grounds, with free kayaks and the chance for nocturnal glowworm spotting." -Rough Guide To New Zealand

Car

16km north of Whangamata, 4kms from SH25.

 
Bus/Shuttle

Go Kiwi from Thames (2.30pm daily) and Whangamata Taxis can drop off at the hostel but must be booked in advance.

 

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  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Storage
  • EFTPOS
  • Internet Access
  • Library Exchange
  • Locker Storage
  • Mastercard
  • Parking
  • VISA
  • Learn about the endangered Dotterel bird with their nesting ground at Opoutere.
  • Seafood lovers will love Opoutere with opportunities to go fishing or seafood gathering along the shore.
  • The calm waters of the Opoutere estuary are great for kayaking.
  • Opoutere is on the Coromandel Peninsula where there is a wealth of outdoors activities  in the native forests and along the pristine coastline.
  • Just hide out here in Opoutere for a while, your backpacking travels and tribulations can wait
  • We also cater WEDDINGS, BIRTHDAYS and REUNIONS as well as SCHOOL GROUPS
  • Track (1 hour return walk) track starts by the hostel gate.
  • Fishing and swimming at the beach and estuary (during high tide time).
  • Prefct place for bird watchers with a wealth of native birdlife.

Events

  • The Bay of Islands Walking Weekend (Sep 29th - Sep 29th) 2014 sees the Bay of Islands walking weekend bring you a full week of walking; there are 20 walks to choose from, all walks leave from Russell and for the more adventurous among us, can take a trip on a boat out to some ...
  • Island Ramble - Urapukapuka Island - Walk 7 - BOI W.Weekend (Oct 2nd - Oct 5th) Walk 7 - Island Ramble - Urapukapuka Island Take a trip back in time and travel to Otehei Bay on the privately chartered R Tucker Thompspon, the gaff rigged tops’l schooner. Here you can relax and plot your course, ...
  • Betty Anne & Friends (Oct 2nd - Oct 2nd)
  • Bay of Islands Farmers' Market (May 19th - Dec 4th 2014) Paihia Farmers' Market is a place where you can buy fresh food, grown or produced within a defined local region, direct from the grower or producer. Buy it fresh from their gate to your plate. Every Thursday ...
  • Learn to Skate (Feb 13th - Dec 18th) Come along every Thursday for family-friendly exercise! No matter what your age, if you have the urge to strap on some wheels and learn to skate we can teach you. Doesn't matter if you have never skated or just haven't ...
  • Gilmore Brown Art Awards (Sep 6th - Oct 5th) Gilmore Brown 2014 Art Awards - Saturday, 6th September to Sunday, 5th October 2014 The Kauri Museum is now accepting entries for the Gilmore Brown 2014 Art Awards. The categories are- Painting and ...

YHA offers a range of accommodation to suit groups of all types. Find out how YHA can help your group with their accommodation, transport and activity needs.

Each hostel offers a range of accommodation options for your group. Please email our Customer Services team or phone freephone (within NZ) 0800 278 299.