Visit Ohope, Bay of Plenty, NZ

  • Ohope is only ten minutes south of the Whakatane and one hour south of Tauranga. It is a popular vacation destination in summer with a long beach that is safe for swimming, and great for water sports such as surfing,boating and diving.

    Ohope Beach is 11 km long, a great place for romantic walks and picnics. Horse trek and 4WD tour let you explore more of the surrounding countryside.

    The playgrounds at Ohope Beach are a favourite with children. Hot mineral pools and a golf course with spectacular coastal views are among other attractions.

    Accommodation in Ohope (NZ)

    Ohope has motel and bed and breakfast (B&B)-style accommodation, and a wide selection of holiday homes and cottages to rent. A large holiday park by the sea has budget accommodation for campers and backpackers.

    Transport around Ohope

    The best ways to travel to Ohope are by bus/coach, rental vehicle or motor home. Transport to nearby attractions is usually provided by tour operators.

    Tourist Activities at Ohope

    Ohope Beach is popular for swimming, surfing, kayaking and boating. It provides excellent fishing, and charter tours are available all year round.

    For scuba diving and day-tours, visit White Island, an active volcano just offshore.

    Guided horse treks and tours in off-road vehicles are available.

    Ohope’s golf course is admired for its stunning sea views.

    The town of Ohope Beach has a variety of restaurants and shops. A market is held twice-monthly.

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