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Top Choice Fish & Chips in Opunake

Opunake Fish, Chips and More

This is as good as fish and chips gets. With a lengthy history (open since the 1960s), hand-cut chips, a range of fish (including fresh catches of the day to take home), smiling local owners and gluten-free options,…
Arts & Crafts in Opunake

Pihama Lavender Farm

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 pass…
Cinema in Opunake

Everybody's Theatre

This restored 1920s theatre, run by volunteers, underwent a major renovations in 2016. It cost $250,000 to earthquake-proof the building and at the time of writing $900,000 had been spent to do it up. With couches d…
Cafe in Opunake

Sugar Juice Café

Happy, hippie and wholesome, Sugar Juice Cafe has some of the most reliable food on SH45. It's brimming with delicious, homemade, filling fare (try the southern-fried-chicken burger for dinner or a sausage roll from…