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 ...
  • Matatea Walk - Walk 4 - BOI Walking Weekend (Sep 29th - Oct 5th) After a brief bus journey from Russell, go for a walk through the private estate of the Edwards family, one of the oldest families in Russell. Frank Edwards will take you on a tour through native bush, you will arrive at ...
  • Night time Kiwi Walk - Walk 17 - BOI Walking Weekend (Oct 1st - Oct 4th) Come and experience nature at night first-hand. Easy early evening walk through native bush with glowworms, native fish and tui. You will be guided by Helen, a local Bay of Islands Department of Conservation ranger. You ...
  • Bay Beauty - Full Circle - Walk 6 - BOI Walking Weekend (Oct 1st - Oct 4th) Walk 6 Experience every nuance of the inner bay – from its coastline to its deep dark groves of native and regenerating forest – on this extensive full circle walk. Set out from Russell to Okiato, site of New ...
  • Paihia Yoga Class (Feb 11th - Oct 1st) 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 Irish Rovers - Farewell to Rovin' Tour (Oct 1st - Oct 1st) It has been a long and magical journey for these Irish lads, and the magic continues. Due to YouTube, their Drunken Sailor song reached a new young audience, with over 10,000,000 hits. In 2012, Rovers songwriter/producer ...

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.