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
16km north of Whangamata, 4kms from SH25.
Go Kiwi from Thames (2.30pm daily) and Whangamata Taxis can drop off at the hostel but must be booked in advance.
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.
YHA Opoutere can cater for up to 36 people across 10 rooms.
Room types available are:
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.
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.
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: email@example.com
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.
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!
YHA Opoutere is located 16km north of Whangamata, 4kms from SH25. There is street parking available.
Go Kiwi from Thames (2.30pm daily) and Whangamata Taxis can drop off at the hostel. These must be booked in advance.
Have questions? YHA Opoutere's Groups Coordinator, Paula, is happy to help: firstname.lastname@example.org Mon - Fri 9am - 4pm
Travelling elsewhere in New Zealand? Get in touch with our National Groups Coordinator, Rod: email@example.com