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 canoes, 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

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

  • Farmers Market & Local Crafts (Apr 5th - May 30th 2015) Food and drink include: Fresh organic fruit and veges, European bread, olive oil, whitebait, honey, free range eggs, preserves, meats, hummus, smoked cheese, dried fruit, dog treats, hot food, cakes, tea & ...
  • Deck the Halls Christmas Party with the Hipstamatics (Dec 20th - Dec 20th) Alongside have an exciting Christmas party for you on Saturday December 20th from 6pm. The Hipstamatics will be entertaining you with some festive funk & soul guaranteed to get you moving. Pre-book your table to ...
  • Mangawhai Village Market (Sep 20th - May 2nd 2015) Vibrant local market selling all kinds of produce and goods. Fruit and vegetables, cheese, olive oils, breads, coffee, delicatessen meats, plants, books, clothes, bric-a-brac and much more. There is also a cafe selling ...
  • The Damage (Dec 20th - Dec 20th) A popular local band - Christmas party for all!
  • Artisans Fair (Oct 27th - Apr 6th 2015) The Artisans Fair is Northlands largest and most popular Arts and Crafts Market. Held over summer on the Canopy Bridge in the fabulous Town Basin in Whangarei - the Artisans Fair is packed full of high quality arts ...
  • The Great War 1914/18 - Northland Remembers (Oct 14th - Mar 5th 2015) 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 ...

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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.

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