YHA Opoutere

Description

Please note: YHA Opoutere is open for Friday and Saturday nights only through winter. 

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, 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 

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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
  • Internet Access
  • Library Exchange
  • Locker Storage
  • Parking
  • 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
  • Opoutere Beach Track (1 hour return walk) starts by the hostel gate
  • Fishing and swimming at the beach and estuary (during high tide time)
  • Perfect place for bird watchers with a wealth of native birdlife
  • We also cater to weddings, birthdays and reunions as well as school groups

Events

  • (May 3rd - Aug 30th) Online Cenotaph Online Cenotaph is a comprehensive online hub for stories of New Zealand service personnel, developed by Auckland Museum; Containing the records of approximately 140,000 men and women who served for ... Te Ahu Centre
  • (Jun 11th - Aug 31st) An acclaimed multidisciplinary Holocaust exhibition. “…a beautifully realised immersive cyclorama experience… …a living memorial…” Mark Amery, The Big Idea "I encourage you to take some time to view ... The Hub
  • (Jan 6th - Dec 20th 2016) Glenbervie School has been hosting yoga classes in its fantastic hall for many years now. The Yoga lessons are primarily targeted at beginners but over the years the regulars have advanced and classes are taught at a ... Glenbervie Primary School
  • (Jul 12th - Aug 30th) Learn to meditate and reap the many benefits: - Sleep better - Reduce blood pressure - Destress the mind / focus more - Initiate self-healing on all levels - Develop more self-awareness - Calm your whole being - ... Waipu Coronation Hall
  • (Jul 26th - Aug 16th) John Hayward a local Kaikohe artist, painting acrylic scenes. John will be in residence at the Pioneer Village. Watch an artist at work, discuss his work. Paintings for sale. Kaikohe Pioneer Village
  • (Jul 26th - Sep 20th) Learn to skate from scratch or at intermediate level. At Skatescool we do all sorts of fun activities on skates! We learn drills and skills allowing skaters to pass a series of levels, we play various fun games, we ... Ngunguru School

YHA Opoutere now caters for groups.

Wake up to birdsong in this off-the-beaten-track spot nestled between the estuary and bush-clad hills. The converted schoolhouse sleeps 45 guests across 6 buildings. Your group can explore this Coromandel getaway by kayak or foot. The hostel offers free use of kayaks to explore the sheltered estuary. Guests can take a 15 minute walk to the beach or up the Maungarauwahine Pa Hill which is accessible from the hostel. Or let your group unwind with badminton and volleyball. 

The rooms are multi-share style accommodation and private rooms are available for tour leaders/teachers. The hostel provides quality, secure and affordable accommodation for education, sports and tour groups. Please contact us to discuss your requirements before making a booking.

Capacity and Room Types

YHA Opoutere can cater for up to 45 people across 10 rooms.

Room types available are:

  • 1 x 12 bed multi-share
  • 1 x 6 bed multi-share
  • 1 x 5 bed multi-share
  • 1 x 4 bed multi-share
  • 1 x 1 twin and double room with ensuite facilities
  • 2 x 1 twin and double rooms
  • 1 x 2 double
  • 1 x 1 twin
The accommodation

Please note that due to the layout of rooms, groups of 20 or more must hire the whole hostel. Duplicate keys for all rooms allocated to your group can be provided to leaders.

Shared rooms

Group members are accommodated in comfortable 4 - 12 multi-share rooms. All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows) and towels can be hired for $1 each.

Private rooms

Supervisors and tour leaders can be accommodated in single, double or twin rooms. These rooms include all bed linen and towels. Please note that we have one private room with ensuite facilities and it is subject to availability.

Group Breakfast

Continental breakfast can be served upon request for $11 per person. It includes a choice of cereals, yogurt, fruit, toast and spreads (butter, jam, honey and peanut butter), tea, coffee and fruit juice.

Free WiFi for Group Leaders

We know being a group leader is tough work at the best of times and you need to stay contactable as much as possible to keep things running smoothly. To help you stay connected YHA provides group leaders with free high speed WiFi during their stay.

Free Booking Service

A free booking service is provided for all land-based domestic travel and activities including: Whangamata surf lessons, Hot Water Beach ferry from Whitianga to Cooks Beach, Cathedral Cove Shuttle Service.

Contact our Group Coordinators

Contact YHA Opoutere direct 07 865 9072 or email opoutere@yha.co.nz or our national Groups Coordinator 0800 278 299.