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 kayaks, 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
  • 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

  • (Sep 26th - Jul 31st 2015) Gay-friendly mixer evening with pink drink specials. Come down for a fabulous night with some fabulous people. 7pm - 10pm on the last Friday of each month. A night where you can come out and be yourself in a ... The Old Stone Butter Factory
  • (May 29th - May 31st) New Zealand Squash Club Championships - Cousins Shield (men) and Mitchell Cup (women). Teams of five contest ties in a knockout format to decide the overall champions. One of the most prestigious events on the New ... Whangarei Squash Club
  • (May 8th - Dec 11th) Come and experience fun and informal art classes that are suitable for total beginners. No natural talent required! Richard & Diana will take you step by step through their own unique process to teach you to draw ... Reyburn House Art Gallery
  • (Apr 19th - Jul 3rd) What is "Auschwitz to Aotearoa"? Auschwitz to Aotearoa is an original exhibition that features the lives of nine Jewish women who were imprisoned in the Nazi concentration camps. They survived when many of their ... Kiwi North Museum, Kiwi House & Heritage Park
  • (May 1st - Jun 2nd) ‘Abstracted’ is the upcoming exhibition at The Shutter Room. It features photographic works by members of the Shutter Room Collective that explore the cameras ability to distort, blur, abstract and deceive us. Join ... The Shutter Room
  • (May 21st - Jun 9th) As a young woman Jane was discouraged from creating as her realistic drawing and painting skills were not up to scratch and besides “art was not sensible”. She has since decided sensible is entirely underrated and ... Quarry Arts Centre

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.

Click here to read YHA New Zealand's full Groups Brochure.

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.