YHA Opoutere

Description

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 accommodation in a relaxed Coromandel hideaway. 

YHA Opoutere is clean and comfortable. The large kitchen is well-equipped with plenty of fridge space for all to share. Other 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 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

  • Food & Entertainment Festival (Oct 31st - Oct 31st) Totara Grove School's annual Food and Entertainment Festival is back with a fantastic entertainment line up including chart topping international music acts Sammy J and Swiss as well as amazing local talent! ...
  • Whangarei Art Classes for Total Beginners (Aug 30th - Dec 19th 2014) Come and join us now! No natural talent required! Step by step instructions. Bookings Essential - Limited to 10 students per class. For many of us, drawing seems to be a process that is reserved for the few who are ...
  • Opua Yoga Class (Feb 3rd - Dec 22nd) Aroha Yoga classes are led by Leighia Murray and are a mix between Vinyasa flow and Inner Force Yoga and are suitable for all levels. Are you ready to make a positive change to your lifestyle? Come along and join one our ...
  • The Halloween Ball (Oct 31st - Oct 31st) Join us on all hallows eve for a ghostly gathering! Bring the kids down for some treat or treat fun with face painting and games from 6-8pm. Food and drink specials running throughout the evening. We will have DJ ...
  • Carnival of Life - Day of the Dead Exhibition (Oct 31st - Nov 12th) Based upon the Mexican celebration, “Dia de los Muertos”, this ever popular biennial event allows artists to celebrate themes of death and remembrance of those passed into the next life. Opening night will feature a ...
  • Made in Russell: An Exhibition by Local Artists (Aug 19th - Nov 16th) This collection of art is as eclectic as it is representative. Works date from the early 1940s to the present. The age of living artists ranges from about thirty to ninety five. The only common factor is that they all ...

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.