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Scrupulously clean, this refurbished motel has very comfortable harbourside units, plus a communal barbecue, a spa pool, and a cutesy lighthouse and water feature in the front garden.
4 star hotel
Directly on the water of Hokianga Harbour at Omapere, the Copthorn Hotel & Resort is a pretty 4-star hotel offering spacious accommodation in a lovely location...
3 star hotel
Offering studios with a view of Hokianga Harbour, Opononi Hotel is a 15-minute drive from ‘Tane Mahuta’, the giant Kauri tree. It offers a restaurant, free parking on site and free Wi-Fi access...
Property Location A stay at Copthorne Hotel Hokianga Bay places you in the heart of Omapere, steps from Omapere Beach and close to Opononi Beach...
Opononi & Omapere
Despite the original grand Victorian villa having been violated by aluminium joinery, this waterside complex remains an attractive spot for a summer’s drink or bistro meal ($19 to $36)...
Unwind in casual style at this home-style hostel with harbour views and bright dorms. Private rooms have plenty of thoughtful touches, such as writing desks, mirrors, art and fluffy towels...
Offers a studio apartment with harbour views and a kitchenette. It’s on the main road leading into town.
This modern house with original Kiwi art on the walls offers spacious accommodation on the harbour’s edge and glorious views of the sand dunes. Alternative healing therapies can be arranged.
Mitimiti Beach House is a self-contained three-bedroom bach, sleeping up to eight ($25 per additional person). It’s a comfortable base for exploring the often-deserted beach.
High up in the bush 5km east of Opononi and 1.5km down a gravel road, this simple hostel is quiet and suited to hikers (the Six Foot Track starts here). It was for sale at the time of research, so call ahead.
Right by the harbour, accommodation is offered in a self-contained apartment above the historic store. If you’re after a glam cocktail dress, check out the owner’s workshop downstairs.
The rooms at the old Opononi pub aren’t huge but the white-paint and blond-wood makeover has left them quietly stylish. Try to grab one of the front two – they’re a bit bigger and have the best views...
Comfortable high-ceilinged rooms, four-poster beds, rolled-end leather couches and a wraparound veranda are all part of the old-world charm offered in this kauri villa.
Tent sites shelter in the bush at this nicely managed park. The cabins are simple, with one converted into a bunkroom for backpackers (linen costs extra).
Horeke & Around
You’ll feel like lord of the manor in Riverhead Guest House, an 1871 kauri villa with old-world furnishings literally looking down on Horeke...
Look forward to nights in red satin (bedding) in this hilltop house with views straight through the heads. The room opens on to a beautiful garden at the bottom of the house.
Tree House is the best place to stay in the Hokianga, with helpful hosts and brightly painted little cottages set among exotic fruit and nut trees...
We’re assured that the cheese-makers are indeed blessed at Waitawa Farm, a working dairy and sheep farm offering accommodation and cheese-making courses (four to six people, $250).
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