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

  • (Apr 14th - Apr 25th) Mangawhai Artists Inc has two members exhibition each year. This one coincides with our Art Trail at Easter weekend. Members participating have been given an A3 (29.7cmx 42 cm less than) footprint on the gallery ... Mangawhai Library Hall
  • (Jan 6th - Aug 1st 2017) Glenbervie School has been hosting yoga classes in its fantastic hall for many years now. The Yoga lessons are primarily targeted at beginners but over the years the regulars have advanced and classes are taught at a ... Glenbervie Primary School
  • (Jan 17th - Jun 27th) Every Tuesday morning the Quarry Arts Centre hosts an untutored Acrylic Painting Group. This group if for people of all skill levels who are interested in working alongside others in a social setting. Bring your own ... Quarry Arts Centre
  • (Apr 7th - May 4th) Artworks created by inmates from Ngawha Prison will go on display at an exhibition at NorthTec’s Geoff Wilson Gallery next month. The exhibition, entitled Limit:less, is the result of a collaboration between the ... Geoff Wilson Gallery
  • (Apr 24th - May 30th) Regular exercise benefits us physically and mentally. One hour in a room with people who are psyched about having a good time dancing around to high-energy Latin music in a non-intimidating atmosphere. So simple, yet ... Kamo War Memorial Hall
  • (Aug 31st - Oct 25th 2017) Educational movies are held here each month. Sometimes they are about the environment, others are about animals or people or food or society etc. They are always informative and there are always people to talk with about ... The Old Stone Butter Factory
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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