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Entire home · Opononi
Romantic getaway, view!!!, & all the mod cons!
Amazing unobstructed 180° view of the Hokianga harbor. Beautiful modern one bedroom place. Full kitchen, great appliances. Awesome BBQ. Outdoor bath! Perfect place for a romantic get away or to escape the madness, chill and think. UV and micro-filtered rain water. Great wifi. Outside lounge in the bush. 10 acres of native NZ bush to have to yourself. Additional modern and private outdoor sleep out with couch bed for extras if needed.
$116 per night
Entire guesthouse · Opononi
Cosy cabin with gorgeous views - relaxation bliss!
A beautiful, comfortable, modern cabin with breathtaking views of the Opononi sand dunes. Enjoy an afternoon wine or a morning coffee on your own private deck. Comfort galore with a brand new luxurious queen bed, bar fridge, microwave, 2 x table & chairs, TV, heat pump and picnic basket to use with all the utensils you need. Private outdoor sink. Your own lovely ensuite. Beach and shower towels provided and samples of gorgeous 100% NATURAL skincare products by locally made company Nudi Point.
$52 per night
Entire rental unit · Omapere
Hokianga Harbour beach apartment
Newly refurbished ground floor 2-bedroom apartment with large living area, garden and outdoor space, 100 metres to the beach. Perfect for exploring the Hokianga area, relaxing on the beach, and walking in the forest. Very comfortable accommodation with all you need for a week or two's holiday, or for an overnight stay.
$96 per night

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Entire home · Opononi
$116 per night
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Modern House with Beautiful Hokianga Views
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Opononi Sunsets and Sea views
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Your guide to Opononi

All About Opononi

The small beachside community of Opononi sits on Hokianga Harbour on the northwest coast of New Zealand’s North Island, set against a backdrop of rolling hills. Opononi is part of a dual settlement with neighboring Omapere, and the towns are separated by a long stretch of sandy beach. The Waima and Mataraua forests are close by, as well as the Waipoua Forest, where you can find the largest kauri tree in the country.

Most of the homes in Opononi sit close to the Twin Coast Discovery Highway, a loop road from the capital city of Auckland that follows the coast. The beach offers views across the water to Rangi Point sand dunes. You can take a boat from Opononi Wharf to the dunes, where you can try your hand at dune surfing. The most famous sculpture in Opononi is of Opo the dolphin, commemorating a real bottlenose dolphin who was a friendly resident of the waters in the 1950s.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Opononi?

Note that seasons in the Southern Hemisphere are opposite to those you are used to in the US. Opononi is in the Northland Region of North Island, which New Zealanders like to call the “winterless north.” It boasts a subtropical climate, so the temperatures between the summer and winter months do not vary as much as in the southern part of North Island or South Island. The busiest time of year is from the middle of December to the middle of January, when Hokianga Harbour tends to see its warmest temperatures. Since temperatures dip only slightly in the winter months, Opononi is a year-round destination. Toward the end of September, the entire region plays host to the Hokianga Country Music Festival, which brings events to towns including Opononi.

What are the top things to do in Opononi?

Tāne Mahuta

A 30-minute drive south of Opononi, the Waipoua Forest is home to Tāne Mahuta, the largest kauri tree in the world, which is more than 165 feet tall with a trunk girth of nearly 45 feet. To reach this giant tree, take a short jaunt along a wooden gangway, which will bring you up close to Tāne Mahuta from a special platform on the trail.

Koutu Boulders

Walk along the beach two hours before or after low tide to get close to the Koutu Boulders, some of nature’s wonders, which sit alongside the mangrove trees. These huge spherical boulders are rock concretions, formed millions of years ago, which have rolled down onto the shore; the biggest is 10 feet in diameter.

Waimamaku Coastal Track

Just south of Opononi is the Arai Te Uru Recreation Reserve, which marks the start of the Waimamaku Coastal Track, a six-mile trail across vast sandy beaches and clifftops to the mouth of the Waimamaku River. As you follow the coastline, you’ll be treated to views of the mighty sand dunes across the harbor and the waves lapping against the rocky headlands.

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