Attractions

Church in Opotiki

Hiona St Stephen’s Church

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 mur…
Forest in Opotiki

Hukutaia Domain

Around 8km south of town 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 …
Museum in Opotiki

Opotiki Museum

Run by volunteers, Opotiki's excellent museum has interesting heritage displays including Māori taonga (treasures), militaria, re-created shopfronts (a barber, carpenter, printer…), and agricultural items including …
Museum in Opotiki

Shalfoon & Francis Museum

Opotiki’s original general store has been born again, with shelves piled high with old grocery and hardware products. Handbags, sticky-tape dispensers, sets of scales, books − you name it, they had it. An amazing co…