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

  • Indian Ink's Kiss the Fish (Jul 25th - Jul 26th) Indian Ink Theatre Company presents Kiss the Fish Directed by Justin Lewis Written by Jacob Rajan and Justin Lewis With an incredible debut season in Auckland during 2013, the magical storytelling of Indian Ink ...
  • The Great War 1914/1918 - Northland Remembers (Apr 12th - Aug 31st) This major exhibition, proudly presented by the Whangarei Museum at Kiwi North, commemorates the centennial of World War 1 through the memories and stories of Northlanders. Audio and visual displays of actual war ...
  • 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 - Sep 29th) 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 ...
  • Kids Yoga (Jun 13th - Aug 15th) Fun classes that incorporates story telling and yoga. A must for all kids! Contact Leighia for more info on 027 525 2146 or tranquilyoga@transmarine.co.nz
  • Matariki 2014 - The Maori Contingent and The Maori Battalion (Jun 28th - Aug 1st) Matariki 2014 - The Maori Contingent and The Maori Battalion Nga tirohanga a mua ki muri - Looking back to the future What better way to celebrate Matariki than to remember those who have passed before us. Kiwi ...

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.