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The northern gateway to Tairāwhiti and the iconic State Highway 35

Ōpōtiki sits at the edge of the Bay of Plenty and borders the northern gateway to Tairāwhiti was one of the first places settled by Māori and is in rich Māori culture and history.

It is also the access way to the iconic State Highway 35 - a stunning coastal journey around the East Coast with fantastic fishing spots, swimming and surf.

Visit the Ōpotiki i-SITE Visitor Information Centre for useful travel advice, learn about local heritage at Ōpōtiki Museum, head inland to jet boat up the Motu river or enjoy a bike ride along the Motu Trails – taking in the beautiful and fertile landscape dotted with kiwifruit and avocado orchards, and even a macadamia nut farm to boot!  pad-top-default pad-bot-default vheight-default mike Grid  pad-top-default pad-bot-default vheight-default mike Grid  pad-top-default pad-bot-default vheight-default mike   


For activities, attractions and accommodation in Ōpōtiki


Island View Family Holiday Park

Opotiki/Activities and Tours

KG Kayaks


Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park


Ohiwa Seascape Studios


Ōpōtiki Museum


Tirohanga Beach Motor Camp

Tairawhiti Gisborne - First to see the light

New Zealand is currently operating under the COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights), Tairāwhiti may look and feel different this summer season.

If you are planning to visit please do so responsibly by following the Tiaki Promise - respecting our people and place. 

Availability of visitor experiences across Tairāwhiti may be different this summer. Please take time to research and plan your journey in advance to ensure you have a great holiday in Te Tairāwhiti.

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