Things to do in Ohiwa

Ohiwa Beach is a magical spot that you will want to just sit and take in the scenery and relax. If you are looking for things to do in Ohiwa our accommodation location is a short drive from Whakatane and Opotiki. Fresh produce, fresh fruit ice creams, shopping and more can be easily accessed by car.

LOCAL ARTS

Professional New Zealand Artist Fiona Kerr Gedson works from her home near Opotiki. Viewings are welcomed by appointment - visit her website for more information. 

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MOTU CYCLE TRAIL

The Motu Trails offer three trails. The Dunes Trail is an easy (grade 2) trail for cyclists, walkers and runners. It's great for children, with many places to access the beach. Advanced trails are the 78km Motu Road Trail and the Pakiki Track 44km.

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KG KAYAKS TOURS

KG Kayaks offer guided kayak tours to Whale Island. Tours take approximately 4 hours and include transport from Whakatane on a sailing catamaran. Experience plenty of wildlife encounters while exploring the island by kayak - look out for NZ fur seals, little blue penguins or gannets.

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OPOTIKI MUSEUM

Opotiki was a populated area from early Maori settlement. Rich in resources, with extensive alluvial plains for lowland cultivations and abundant forest, marine and freshwater assets, the first European contact was in 1840. Learn more about Opotiki at the museum on Church Street. 

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HUKUTAIA DOMAIN

Hukutaia Domain is a 19-minute drive from Ohiwa. Beautiful gardens with native plants in a natural bush setting. Amazing history connected to some of the oldest trees in New Zealand.

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LOCAL WALKS

We have the stunning Onekawa Te Mawhai regional park nearby with lovely views over the harbour and down the East Coast range. This walk is next to farmland, and often sheep are grazing nearby.

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MOTU RIVER JETBOAT TOURS

The Motu Jet Boat Tour offers access to New Zealand's most remote and untouched native sceneries. The Motu banks are covered with unique and rare flora amongst ancient Maori history - all protected by the New Zealand government conservation order.

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OHOPE BEACH & OHIWA HARBOUR

The Ohiwa Harbour is a tidal sanctuary that divides the Ohiwa Beach from Port Ohope. The area is steeped in Maori history and is a Popular playground for flat water SUP paddling, swimming, kayaking and fishing.

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