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 badminton, volleyball, table tennis, and outdoor games.

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

"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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  • 24 Hour Guest Access
  • 2GB Free WiFi Every Day
  • BBQ
  • Bedding Provided
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Book Exchange
  • Communal Dining Area
  • Communal Lounge
  • Food Storage
  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garden or Outdoor Area
  • 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

Events

  • (Nov 18th - Nov 18th) St Francis School Fundraiser. Ticket price includes Supper and Tea / Coffee. Open to the public. Raffles on the night. As seen on TV3's "Campbell Live" program, Dave Upfold is known for his energetic, engaging and ... Thames High School
  • (Apr 24th - Mar 31st 2018) Since the spring of 1995, Thames Market is going stronger than ever every Saturday. More and more people enjoy the wide variety of stalls selling fruit, vegetables, plants, speciality foods such as artisan cheeses and ... Grahamstown
  • (Nov 23rd - Nov 23rd) Delaney Davidson in carnival mode – AOTNZ ‘Magic Lightbox’ tour Oct/Nov 2017. Remember the slide show of the returned traveller? Remember the projected image on a sheet in the living room? See these old-time ... Whitianga Town Hall
  • (Nov 24th - Nov 24th) Magic Lightbox - a blend of live music and film, Delaney tells his tales, relive the mystery of Switzerland, and see NZ as never before, plus the deserts of California, fairground Brighton in the UK and cold war Vietnam ... The Club
  • (Nov 24th - Nov 24th) Delaney Davidson in carnival mode – AOTNZ ‘Magic Lightbox’ tour Oct/Nov 2017. Remember the slide show of the returned traveller? Remember the projected image on a sheet in the living room? See these old-time ... The Club
  • (Nov 25th - Nov 25th) Show Me Shorts Film Festival is New Zealand’s leading international short film festival. The regional touring programme, ‘The Sampler’, is a great way to sample what Show Me Shorts is all about. The screening ... Colville Hall
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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 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.

 

 


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Location

YHA Opoutere is an off-the-beaten track location nestled between the estuary and bush-clad hills. 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, Paula, is happy to help: paula.slack@yha.co.nz   09 302 8201 Mon - Fri 9am - 4pm

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