Top things to do

Top Choice Cafe in Opotiki

Two Fish

Decent eating options are thin on the ground in Opotiki, but this cafe serves up robust homemade burgers, chowder, toasties, steak sandwiches, fab muffins and salads, plus a jumbo selection in the cabinet. Two Fish …
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…
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 …
Supermarket in Opotiki

New World

Self-catering supplies for those tackling the Motu Trails.
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…
Rodeo in Opotiki

Opotiki Rodeo

Dust off your spurs and cowboy hat for the annual Opotiki Rodeo. Giddy-up.
Arts & Crafts in Opotiki

Tangata Whenua Gallery

An interesting selection of arts and crafts from local Māori designers.
Cinema in Opotiki

De Luxe Cinema

The beguiling old De Luxe shows recent movies and hosts the odd brass-band concert. Check the cinema's window or Facebook for upcoming events.