Hiona St Stephen’s Church
Run by volunteers, Opotiki's excellent museum has interesting heritage displays including Maori taonga, militaria, re-created...
Shalfoon & Francis Museum
Opotiki’s original general store has been born again, with shelves piled high with old grocery and hardware products. Handbags,...
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 shows recent movies and hosts the odd brass-band concert. Check the window for upcoming events, including the...
Decent eating options are thin on the ground in Opotiki, so what a surprise to discover the best cafe this side of Tauranga! Serving up...
128 Church St · interesting places nearby
Hiona St Stephen’s Church information
White-weatherboard St Stephen's (1862) is an Anglican church with a perfectly proportioned timber-lined interior. Reverend Carl Volkner, known by the local Whakatohea tribe to have acted as a government spy, was murdered here in 1865. In 1992 the Governor-General granted Mokomoko, the man who hanged for the crime, a full pardon, which hangs in the lobby.