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

  • Bay of Islands Farmers' Market (May 19th - Dec 4th 2014) Paihia Farmers' Market is a place where you can buy fresh food, grown or produced within a defined local region, direct from the grower or producer. Buy it fresh from their gate to your plate. Every Thursday ...
  • Learn to Skate (Feb 13th - Dec 18th) Come along every Thursday for family-friendly exercise! No matter what your age, if you have the urge to strap on some wheels and learn to skate we can teach you. Doesn't matter if you have never skated or just haven't ...
  • 1st Kamo Girls' Brigade (Feb 27th - Nov 13th) Girls' Brigade meets during term time from 6pm. We provide fun activities for girls aged 5 to 18 years who want to get the most out of life. Our weekly programme encourages girls to develop a range of physical, social, ...
  • Northlands National Potters Week Exhibition (Oct 6th - Oct 27th) We are celebrating our 12th annual exhibition, once again hosted by the Whangarei District Council in support of our Northland ceramic artists/studio potters. Helping to raise the profile of New Zealand made pottery and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Patient (Oct 11th - Oct 26th) Portraits from a Doctor's Surgery by Dr Chris Reid Patient is a unique photographic collection of portraits taken by GP Dr Chris Reid of his patients at the end of a consultation. His intention was to capture their ...

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.