About this listing
The Wharf Hub is set next to the historic Opotiki Wharf and it's tranquil river and harbor waters. We can accommodate people in a variety of rooms but just the sunny Oak room is listed here.
The room has a made up comfortable double bed ready for one or a couple. The oak dresser and furnishings give it a special atmosphere.
The Wharf Hub retains its heritage authenticity with bathrooms, full kitchen-dining and decks spaces being shared with other guests.
The Wharf Hub by the historic Opotiki Wharf (Quay) affirms its heritage home status with furnishing from a past era that are in working order and yet also has modern conveniences that travelers appreciate such as fast unlimited wifi for communication. From a wash board to a wood stove for Winter warmth, the home portrays its own special character.
Many travelers find it a convenient place to stop overnight, walk up to the historic Masonic Hotel or Crossroads Cafe for a great evening meal and drink.
A continental breakfast, usually with home grown in season fruits, is included along with coffee tea supplies available at all time in the main kitchen -dinning area.
If you are one who appreciates a little interaction with others about, discovering new areas and history, sharing travel tips and ideas, then The Wharf Hub will suit you.
And there's still others who come to stay realizing that The Wharf Hub offers much more than accommodation alone. You can hire mountain bikes here for the Motu Trails, get involved with marine eco-active reef building, go fishing, embark on discovery Voyages, and meet Taniwha on Kayak Trails.
The Oak room listed here looks out over the gardens and river.
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.
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 Community Reef (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, (light house) and scenic Waioeka Gorge.
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.
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 vdsl WIFI internet. Full modern kitchen cooking facilities, gas stove, gas hot water, laundry.
Interaction with guests
Lloyd your host stays on the same property in a detached sleep out. A decommissioned launch is his office and 'voyages' space. He is generally around the property with cleaning, maintenance, hosting and facilitating duties throughout the day. If no where to be seen he may be with his partner just around the corner or out with Coast Guard.
There is a cell phone by the back door you can use to contact me if I'm not about.There is a combination key box by the back door.
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 poorer but friendly town.
There's no buses nor even a taxi in Opotiki. Walk or ask if you need a lift somewhere. There's off street parking for six vehicles on the property.
Other things to note
The house 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)
A teacher by profession, sustainable fisherman, Coast Guard Skipper and life long learner who now enjoys living by the water in Opotiki.
I now blend my experiences of living and working in predominately Maori communities, building a Community fish reef, being an accommodation provider and more into a unique blend of experiences designed to help others develop meaningful lives - with a nautical bent of course.