A heritage home that offers a variety of accommodation options. 'The Wharf Hub'The Wharf, rivers and sea make for a restorative place to stay.
The Wharf Hub - a voyage
8 guests
4 bedrooms
8 beds
2 baths
8 guests
4 bedrooms
8 beds
2 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
8 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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The Wharf Hub offers heritage, interaction, education, and the opportunity to give back to the marine environment. Provincial towns are oft described as 'real New Zealand'. Stay and find out why.
The Wharf Hub offers good clean inexpensive 'ship shape' accommodation, unique guided voyages and awesome self guided experiences.

The space

The Wharf Hub by the historic Opotiki Wharf (Quay) is an authentic large old villa with high ceilings, yet it also has the modern conveniences that guests appreciate, such as gas heated showers and free fast unlimited wifi.

Aspects of the river and harbour estuary can be viewed from all bedrooms of the house. The gardens are aesthetically planted with fruit trees and NZ natives for screening. In the grounds can be seen displays of the marine enhancing reef modules built and deployed in the designated 'Community Reef' area.

The bedrooms are spacious, with comfortable beds made ready for you, dotted with period furnishings and provide a space for you to be on your own when ever you wish.

The shared kitchen dining living area is well equipped with gas top stove, electric oven, two fridges and large dining table. Connected at the back door is a covered deck area with BBQ facilities and deck table and chairs.

Guests find The Wharf Hub a very convenient place to stay. Its a flat five minutes walk into the historic Opotiki township. Some like to remain independent, set your own break away self discovery agenda, partake of the breakfast, and share a quick conversation with fellow guests.

Still others like to partake fully of the opportunity to discuss 'voyage' insights with fellow guests, partake of the houses' ambience, plan for a shared meal together, make friends and set future plans.

The Wharf Hub's ship like theme sets the stage. Here's an opportunity to take a break away from your busy lives, be active and yet reflect, no one gets sea sick, and for many its a voyage of discovery to see the world anew.

Guest access

If there is no one about then a key safe is mounted next to the back door. The number code will be sent to you on booking. Please feel free let yourself in and make your self at home if no one is about.

Interaction with guests

Lloyd your host and a 'voyage' facilitator usually stays over on the same property in a decommissioned launch which is also his office. He is generally around the property with cleaning, maintenance, hosting and facilitating duties throughout the day. He is also an active Coast Guard skipper and fisherman, so may be called away at any time.

Other things to note

You are welcome to use, eat any vegetables, fruit or herbs you might spy growing in our gardens.
There is a designated smoking seat and butt kettle outside at the back of the property .
The driveway gate is closed at night but easily opened by sliding the wooden bolt across at the top.
Suggestions for improvements to enhance your stay experience are always welcomed.


Extra people $45 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $5
Security Deposit $151
Weekly Discount: 30%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
3 single beds
Bedroom 3
3 single beds
Bedroom 4
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 8PM
Check out by 10AM

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)

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

13 Reviews

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Richard User Profile
February 2017
Will be back with friends and family to enjoy your home Lloyd and to ride the Motu again. Thank you for your lovely hospitality.

Annie User Profile
February 2017
The house is an absolute gem with very interesting history. Opotiki is definitely a quieter town but it hosts a wonderful musuem and I find the town and its people charming and friendly. Lloyd was a wonderful host and because my husband didn't have time to fish - our host had a plan B in that we got to enjoy from his recent catch Kingfish steaks together from his own vege patch silverbeet. In the morning nothing better than enjoying the plums and berries from his own garden.

Sue User Profile
January 2017
Lloyd is a great host. Thoughtful, kind, full of local information. His home is a heritage house and is just lovely. I had a great week there! It's just 5 minutes flat walk into the township which has great eateries, lots of op shops, and gift shops. The beaches and river are great for swimming (though there was a cold snap when I was there and it was mostly the hardy locals doing the swimming!)

Randall User Profile
January 2017
Great place. Lots of character. Plan time to explore the area. Check out the Irish Pub at Masonic Hotel.

Brendan User Profile
December 2015
We arrived at Lloyds on Xmas Eve and left on Boxing Day. On arriving Lloyd gave us a tour of the property and our room. The house is located right beside the river with a slide and swings to cool off in the very warm Opotiki summer. The beach is a short 10min walk over the replica Golden Gate Bridge. We were staying in a private room away from the main house. The toilet and shower are shared with other guests and were really clean and tidy. The room is small but completely adequate. You have full access to the kitchen to cook also. A breakfast of muesli, toast, fresh fruit and coffee added to the experience nicely. On Xmas day we enjoyed a shared dinner with Lloyd and the other guests. It was very enjoyable and each person prepared a dish for it. We felt very welcome and it was great to celebrate Xmas with people especially when we were away from our own families. If you are interested in mountain biking the Te Motu trails are close by with a variety of different grades of difficulty. The Dunes cycle is a 10km one way beautiful ride suitable for all levels with some great scenery. We really enjoyed our stay here and hope others will have the pleasure of receiving Lloyds hospitality in the future.

Elisa User Profile
October 2015
What a warm welcome to Opotiki! The private room is bright and airy with a view of the wharf and sunset. The meals have been amazing -- including the fresh snapper we caught while fishing off shore from Lloyd's boat. Loyd takes pride in giving information about the area and Maori culture and will take the time to help make the stay worthwhile. It's been interesting to meet the other guests. I highly recommend staying at the Wharf Hub.

Starllyte User Profile
June 2014
Make sure you dont go past Opotiki without staying at Lloyds wharf hub, well positioned location and great layout in the house. The room was very comfortable with antique desk and chair, super comfortable bed with electric blanket, nice little room heater everything you need! Lloyd is a wonderful host makes you feel right at home and happy to share whatever you need - even made me dinner! Lloyd also shared his visionary project to repopulate the sea life in our oceans inspirational! I'll be back : ) Highly recommended

Opotiki, New ZealandJoined in May 2010
Lloyd User Profile

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.

Languages: English

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