About this listing
The Wharf Hub offers homelike 'ship shape' waterside heritage accommodation suitable for business folk and tourists alike.
We are a HUB of sharing. Unlimited fast wifi and breakfast included. To stay at The Wharf Hub is also to embark on a voyage - every passenger is helped to where they want to go.
The Wharf Hub by the historic Opotiki Wharf (Quay) carries a nautical theme that affirms the homes traditional connection with offering hospitality and accommodation to those on voyages.
Our rooms offer clean and comfortable accommodation at First Class (Master Room), Second Class and Steerage rates. Its quite acceptable to call your host 'Captain'. (He does live in a boat)
The Master's Room quoted here (First Class fare only) overlooks the rivers and out to sea. It has a queen bed with period furniture, table and chairs and its own tea/coffee making facilities. A complimentary continental breakfast hamper is supplied.
Our own unique web menus of 'Voyages' offer activity ideas that can be undertaken locally. They are voyages in awareness designed to help us discover the world anew. Our property is also home to New Zealand's only marine enhancing reef building effort.
How unique are our voyages?
- Try a river kayak trip to discover the Taniwha lair
- Try real eco active 'Zeand Fishing'
- Get involved with helping to grow more fish in the sea
- Be set free on NZ's only sand dunes trail
- Bring balance into your life with the Map of Meaning
- Be awed by a 2000 year old burial tree and more.
Once you discover our web site, dive around and explore more about the Fares and Voyages to be found at The Wharf Hub. Be empowered from what you can discover.
We would love to welcome you aboard.
If the calendar is showing we are booked, please inquire anyway as The Wharf Hub has many spaces rooms (cabins) in which to accommodate you. Only one room is advertised here. Another is listed under 'Bed, Boat House and Bikes'.
There's many local activities on hand. Right outside 'The Wharf Hub' is a free water park offering fun and river swimming. Over the river bar is great fishing and further out again is the world's largest open ocean aquaculture venture, our own sea ranching site and the off shore active volcano 'White Island' being further out yet again.
Some like to use the opportunity of staying at 'The Wharf Hub' for exploring the isolated and very picturesque East Cape area, Waioeka Gorge (NZ's longest), or take day trips to Whakatane, Rotorua and White Island.
Being also so close to the Opotiki CBD allows you to leave your car at home and take a 5 minute walk to bars, great restaurants, Museum, and explore the historic Opotiki Township on foot.
But we think The Wharf Hub holds it own as a destination worthy of a voyage to.
The kitchen/dining area and deck area are spacious and equipped with radio, CD player, DVD and HD TV, wood stove in Winter, and unlimited WIFI internet. Full kitchen cooking facilities, gas stove, gas hot water, laundry.
Interaction with Guests
Captain Lloyd your host stays on the same property in a decommissioned launch. He is generally around the property with cleaning, maintenance, hosting and facilitating duties throughout the day.
Guests commonly see the neighborhood as real New Zealand. The town is rich in Maori culture reflecting the majority Maori population. Horses being ridden about town are commonplace. There's no parking meters or wardens anywhere. This is a poor but friendly town.
There's no buses nor even a taxi in Opotiki. Walk, use our courtesy bike, or ask if you need a lift somewhere. There's off street parking for six vehicles on the property.
Other Things to Note
A house now has a covered deck area which is warm and sunny throughout the year. Other improvements are always being made to restore the character of the home and upgrade your stay experience.
The Wharf Hub provides a smoking restricted environment.
We encourage food and drink only to be consumed in the dining area. You are expected to keep things 'ship shape' and leave your room clean. Our reef building project presents hazards for unsupervised children.
There is usually fresh fruit, frozen fish and vegetables available for your use. (FREE)
I love living by the water and being out on the sea. I hope that fishing will be part of my great grand children's inheritance. My hobby is about growing more fish in the sea. (sea ranching)
Offering accommodation at the The Wharf Hub allows me to share snippets of life skills knowledge on how we can all develop meaningful lives - with a nautical bent of course.