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, trampoline, badminton and volleyball.

Relax and unwind in the unique and preserved environment that is Opoutere, a backpackers you won’t want to leave.

Please note: YHA Opoutere closes from Monday 1st May - Thursday 28th June 2017. Through winter months following these dates the hostel only takes bookings for Friday and Saturday nights. If you have an enquiry during these periods please get in touch with our Customer Service team.

Quote

"YHA Opoutere is a relaxing, old-fashioned and wonderfully sited hostel beside the estuary in a 1908 schoolhouse in mature grounds, with 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
  • Internet Access
  • Library Exchange
  • Locker Storage
  • Street Parking
  • 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
  • Opoutere Beach Track (1 hour return walk) starts by the hostel gate
  • Fishing and swimming at the beach and estuary (during high tide time)
  • Perfect place for bird watchers with a wealth of native birdlife
  • We also cater to weddings, birthdays and reunions as well as school groups

Events

  • (Feb 25th - Mar 25th) An evening of dancing - Ballroom, Latin American, and sequence styles. For beginners or experienced dancers. Great music. Great supper. All welcome. Instep Dance Studio
  • (Jan 28th - Mar 25th) Spend an hour with our local astronomers as we tour the night sky in our indoor Universe, then gaze upon the celestial wonders with professional telescopes. (Telescopes are weather permitting). Kiwi North Museum, Kiwi House & Heritage Park
  • (Mar 25th - Mar 25th) When the sun goes down... the party continues! We have two of our favourite local bands for the Fritter Festival After Party. Otium is up first, with 5K to finish. They will have you dancing right through the night ... The Old Stone Butter Factory
  • (Apr 26th - May 7th 2017) Sunday market every week rain or shine just come along on morning bring some items to sell ,see Angie at enterance and she'll show you to a site General small stall $10.00 Larger stall $20.00 Food stalls ... Whangarei
  • (Jan 1st - Apr 9th) Come and walk at Tahi - over 850 acres to explore in beautiful Pataua North. The Tahi Cafe and the Tahi walks are open every Sunday. Four of Tahi's walks are currently open, ranging from a short 15-minute Cafe Walk ... Tahi
  • (Jan 25th - Mar 31st) Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi. The Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi offers our visitors fascinating exhibitions and learning spaces that greatly enhance experiences of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. The Waitangi ... Waitangi Treaty Grounds
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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. This converted schoolhouse provides quality, secure and affordable accommodation for education, sports and tour groups.

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Accommodation

Hostel capacity

YHA Opoutere can cater for up to 36 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
  • 2 x double + 2 bunk bed room
  • 1 x double + 2 single bed room with ensuite facilities
  • 1 x double rooms
  • 1 x 1 twin bed rooms

A duplicate set of keys can be provided for leaders to access all rooms allocated to your group.

Please note that due to the layout of rooms, groups of 20 or more must hire the whole hostel.

Room types

Shared rooms

Group members are accommodated in comfortable 4 - 12 bed multi-share rooms. 

All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows) and towels can be hired for $1 each.

Private rooms

Group leaders and supervisors can be accommodated in double or twin rooms. These rooms include all bed linen and towels.

Please note that we have limited rooms with ensuite facilities and they are subject to availability.

 

 

Find out more!

Contact YHA Opoutere's Groups Coordinator. Teresa is happy to help: opoutere@yha.co.nz   07 865 9072

Facilities & services

Hostel facilities

  • Fully equipped, self-catering group kitchen and dining area
  • Luggage storage
  • Free WiFi
  • All bed linen included
  • Laundry facilities
  • Badminton and volleyball gear
  • Free use of kayaks

 

Meals

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 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, and Cathedral Cove Shuttle Services.

Find out more about accommodation for groups across the YHA Network.

 

 

 

Location

YHA Opoutere is an off-the-beaten track location nestled between the estuary and bush-clad hills. Your group can explore this beautiful area on foot, or make use of the free kayaks offered by the hostel to navigate the sheltered estuary. The beach and Maungarauwahine Pa Hill are just a 15 minute walk from the hostel.

We can help to arrange your activity bookings or transport to local activities. Just let us know, we are happy to help!

By Car

YHA Opoutere is located 16km north of Whangamata, 4kms from SH25. There is street parking available.

By Bus/Shuttle

Go Kiwi from Thames (2.30pm daily) and Whangamata Taxis can drop off at the hostel. These must be booked in advance.

 

 

Contact us!

Would you like a quote for your stay? Complete our booking enquiry form: Enquire now

Have questions? YHA Opoutere's Groups Coordinator, Teresa, is happy to help: opoutere@yha.co.nz   07 865 9072

Travelling elsewhere in New Zealand? Get in touch with our National Groups Coordinator, Rod: book@yha.co.nz    0800 278 299