The Opotiki area was settled from at least 1150, some 200 years before the larger 14th-century Maori migration. Maori traditions are well preserved here, with the work of master carvers lining the main street and the occasional facial moko passing by. The town acts as a gateway to the East Coast, and has excellent beaches − Ohiwa and Waiotahi − and an engaging museum.
Opotiki destination guides
Combine the new Motu Trail Cycle way with an exploration of the history and culture of the Opotiki & Motu region.