Motu River Jet Boat Tours
Runs as many as three 1½-hour trips on the Motu River (which runs through the Raukumara Ranges near Opotiki) every day through summer....
Wet ‘n’ Wild
Offers two- to five-day rafting and camping adventures on the Motu (Grade III–IV rapids).
Tangata Whenua Gallery
In the middle of the town’s shopping street is Tangata Whenua Gallery , stocking Maori- and New Zealand–themed arts and crafts,...
De Luxe Cinema
The beguiling old De Luxe Cinema shows the occasional movie and brass-band concert. Check the window for upcoming events, including the...
Seemingly the only real restaurant within miles, Nikau does a steady cafe trade during the day (good coffee, toasted sandwiches, BLATs,...
Lonely Planet review
Around 8km south of the town centre is Hukutaia Domain, home to one of the finest collections of native plants in NZ. In the centre is Taketakerau, a 23m puriri tree estimated to be more than 2000 years old and a burial place for the distinguished dead of the Upokorehe hapu (subtribe) of Whakatohea. The remains have since been reinterred elsewhere.