Pihama Lavender Farm

Arts & Crafts in Opunake

Technically in Pihama, 7km east from Opunake, this 2-hectare lavender farm in a former dairy farm is home to a local gallery and gift store. On the third Sunday of each month there's a farmers market. If you're passing in January when the flowers are in full bloom, book the two-bedroom, Dutch-influenced Punehu Stream Cottage ($140 per night).