Omapere Things to Do

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    Walk along to the blowhole

    by angiebabe Updated Jan 30, 2013

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    Theres a nice walk along the coast from the Hokianga harbour heads past the signal point that takes you to a blow hole - you can find out from the locals, particularly the milk bar/grocery shop thats at the bottom of the huge hill in Omapere or the one thats in Opononi to get an idea of the tides and maximise your visit to the blowhole by going when its full tide.
    (there are calendars with the high tide times on them)

    Take care of course and particularly if you have children with you and wear sturdy shoes for the rocky areas.

    marked walks from Signal point and great views car parking down the end of this road at signal pt exposed beaches when tide is out
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  • Great Wairere Boulders Walks

    by Bebbi2010 Updated Nov 18, 2010

    We took a detour around the Hokianga Harbour to the Wairere Boulders and found this gem of a valley tucked away between bush and farmland, along a gorgeous river, what a superb location - this was the true New Zealand we were looking for! First we were greeted by friendly chickens and then the lovely owners welcomed us and said we shouldn't miss the top viewpoint. There is also a very informative exhibition inside a farming shed about the formation of the boulders and much more.

    The track follows the river upstream and soon the boulders begin, together with the tree ferns and other trees it feels like an exotic jungle or filming location. Lots of adventurous bridges and steps on the way, all the way to the top and true, the view should not be missed! Really weird how all those huge rocks collapsed upon each other - apparently this is unique in the world. Great stop to stretch your legs!

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    Visit Opononi

    by Kate-Me Written Dec 23, 2006

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    Opononi is about 3 kms down the road from Omapere, and its main claim to fame was in 1955 when a lone dolphin made its home in the bay and became so tame that it played ball games with children and they could also ride on its back...it was called Opo and it achieved a high level of fame and was much loved, but was found dead a few months later, cause unknown. So, in the small town with just a couple of shops (including the Opo takeaway shop with a dolphin model on the top) there is a monument overlooking Opononi's pier to Opo the dolphin.

    Pier at Opononi
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    Walking on the beach

    by Kate-Me Written Dec 23, 2006

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    After we'd settled into our backpackers, we took a 5 minute drive back into the tiny village township of Omapere, where we explored the beach, just behind the beachfront Visitor Information centre....we also came across a 4x4 sand driving, seemingly a rental car by the way they were driving into some of the waves!

    sand driving...
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    See the good lookout on the way into Omapere

    by Kate-Me Written Dec 23, 2006

    After visiting the giant Kauri forests, we drove back via Omapere again, and this is the view we had just before descending back into the town.

    We even found a rooster and some hens wandering around in the carpark, though there doesn't seem to be any sign of habitation nearby...it's the third time we'd come across such 'free free range' hens!

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    Visit the giant Kauri forest

    by Kate-Me Written Dec 23, 2006

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    The tallest giants (largest Kauri trees in NZ) are Tane Mahuta
    Trunk height 17.7 mts, total height 51.5 mts, trunk girth, 13.8 mts

    Next is a short drive a bit further on, then about a 20 minute walk to see Te Matua Ngahere (Father of the Forest) - girth 16.41 mts, height 29.9 mts, (trunk height 10.21 mts)

    giant snail we found on the boardwalk
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    Stop at the top of the hill overlooking the view!

    by angiebabe Written Sep 22, 2006

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    If you are driving make sure you stop at the top of the huge hill heading in or out of Omapere for a great view of the harbour before you with stunning huge dunes behind.

    If you are not taking the opportunity to get around in your own wheels but are in town for a while then take a walk up this hill - there are streets in the omapere village that head up the centre of the hill to a road that runs way up along the top and comes out at the main road at the top of the hill - makes an excellent walk with grande views!!

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    Walk along to Signal point for a great view

    by angiebabe Written Sep 22, 2006

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    See the whole Hokianga Harbour before you from an ideal lookout point. Whether great weather or grey stormy weather!! but even more Spectacular on a lovely sunny day. Great views across to the sand dunes and Miti Miti on the other side of the harbour - and even watch the cattle as we did on our last visit in a line along the beach below the dunes.

    The old signal station was here stationed above the harbour heads.

    views over Signal point south head and north head turn off to signal point views across to north head looking over to Signal point on South heads
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    relax on the beach!

    by angiebabe Updated Aug 25, 2006

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    Lovely clean white soft sand. sit and relax on it. go for a walk on it. collect shells and interesting bits of drift wood that you will find along the way.

    Special!? because i have memories of being there with my Grandmother and other members of my family.

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