Omapere Travel Guide

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    views over the Hokianga harbour
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Omapere Things to Do

  • Walk along to the blowhole

    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...

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  • Great Wairere Boulders Walks

    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...

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  • Visit Opononi

    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,...

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  • Walking on the beach

    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!

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  • See the good lookout on the way into...

    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

    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 mtsNext 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)

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  • Stop at the top of the hill overlooking...

    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...

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  • Walk along to Signal point for a great...

    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...

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  • relax on the beach!

    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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    OPO 'Takeaways': Fresh seafood grilled/fried for quick...

    by DSwede Written May 20, 2015

    A local's staple in town, Takeaways, was a great stop. On my way in town and at a couple stops along the way, I asked some locals where I should stop to get a bite. As soon as I clarified that I wasn't looking for white linens and fine dining, the consensus was that I should go to Takeaways.

    Favorite Dish: The menu is simple, a variation of sandwiches and burgers. But the catch here is that it is seafood - fish, mussels, calamari, crab, etc. For those that don't like seafood, they do have some chicken options, as well as some things like hot dogs.

    It is made to order, you just have to wait a few minutes (or longer during lunch hour) and they will call your number. All that the others had looked and smelled good, but I tried the "Hokianga Burger" which had fried fish, crab and mussels

    OPO's Takeaway
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