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Omapere
Travel Guide

Visit this coastal village with its splendid views of the sand dunes across Hokianga Harbour to explore one of New Zealand’s largest remaining primeval forests.

Enjoy the leisurely lifestyle of Omapere, explore its kauri forest and linger here for breathtaking sunset vistas of the natural harbor and its sand dunes during your discovery tour of New Zealand’s Far North.

Omapere and Opononi on the south shore of the Hokianga Harbour are closely related. So, pick up a detailed map and tour information at the visitor center in Opononi first before driving a few minutes south to its twin Omapere.

New Zealand’s Northland is steeped in Māori tradition and, all around Hokianga Harbour, these former Polynesians open up their community houses and their hearts to share their culture with visitors. You will find that Omapere is no exception.

Rent a rod or buy a small handline and bait to go fishing from the jetty, which is also one of the best spots to enjoy the views of Hokianga Harbour and the sacred sand dunes. Chat to the fishing locals to find out more about the species, tidal movements and legends of the sea.

Take a walking tour with a Māori guide through the Waipoua Forest at night for the most impressive way to discover the giant kauri trees. Or, to explore the kauri rainforest on your own, wind your way through the Waipoua Forest to the Waipoua Visitor Centre. This is your gateway to the unique ecosystem of the largest remaining tract of native forest in Northland.

At the very least see Tāne Mahuta. Standing 169 feet (51.5 meters) tall, it is the largest living kauri tree in New Zealand. Continue along the track for a better view of its massive trunk from a little distance and ponder the fact that this “Lord of the Forest” is thought to be more than 2,000 years old.

Follow the highway east and turn into the old Signal Station Road to Arai Te Uru Reserve for memorable sunset vistas across the harbor entrance and North Head Dunes. At low tide, you can also walk up the hill to the signal station and then back to town along the beach.

Both Opononi and Omapere have accommodations to suit all budgets. Stay overnight and set out in the morning to drive south to Dargaville on the West Coast and on to Auckland, or head northeast to Cape Rēinga on the top of the peninsula.

The Heads Hokianga
The Heads Hokianga
4 out of 5
334 State Highway 12, Omapere
The price is NZ$180 per night from 13 Apr. to 14 Apr.

Nestled on the beach, this Omapere hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Omapere Beach and Hokianga Harbour. Opononi Beach and Pakia Hill Lookout are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (573 reviews)

"The staff were fabulous welcoming and so lovely. The views are amazing"…"

Reviewed on 3 Apr. 2021

The Heads Hokianga
Stunning Views With Beach Access Across the Road
Stunning Views With Beach Access Across the Road
203 State Highway, Omapere, Northland
The price is NZ$235 per night from 13 Apr. to 14 Apr.

Situated near the beach, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Hokianga Harbour, Omapere Beach and Opononi Beach. Pakia Hill Lookout is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (9 reviews)
Excellence,Style and Relaxation!

"The Bach/home was located in a perfect spot! Close to beach shops local hotel/pub and central to our family activities. The neighbors super quiet and private with fences on both sides. Clean! And homely! Had everything we needed we wished we could have stayed longer just to enjoy it more. It may ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2021

Stunning Views With Beach Access Across the Road
Orca Beach Watch Omapere - Free Wifi - Superb View
Orca Beach Watch Omapere - Free Wifi - Superb View
1/185 State Highway 12, Omapere, Omapere, Northland
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This family-friendly Omapere holiday home is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Hokianga Harbour, Opononi Beach and Omapere Beach. Pakia Hill Lookout ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (50 reviews)
Wonderful location

"I stayed here with my 5 year old. We had an amazing couple of days - so handy to the beach. My son loved the basket of toys and books, they made unpacking so much easier ;-)"…"

Reviewed on 6 Apr. 2021

Orca Beach Watch Omapere - Free Wifi - Superb View
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Stunning Views With Beach Access Across the Road
Stunning Views With Beach Access Across the Road
203 State Highway, Omapere, Northland
The price is NZ$235 per night from 13 Apr. to 14 Apr.

Situated near the beach, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Hokianga Harbour, Omapere Beach and Opononi Beach. Pakia Hill Lookout is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (9 reviews)
Excellence,Style and Relaxation!

"The Bach/home was located in a perfect spot! Close to beach shops local hotel/pub and central to our family activities. The neighbors super quiet and private with fences on both sides. Clean! And homely! Had everything we needed we wished we could have stayed longer just to enjoy it more. It may ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2021

Stunning Views With Beach Access Across the Road
Orca Beach Watch Omapere - Free Wifi - Superb View
Orca Beach Watch Omapere - Free Wifi - Superb View
1/185 State Highway 12, Omapere, Omapere, Northland

This family-friendly Omapere holiday home is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Hokianga Harbour, Opononi Beach and Omapere Beach. Pakia Hill Lookout ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (50 reviews)
Wonderful location

"I stayed here with my 5 year old. We had an amazing couple of days - so handy to the beach. My son loved the basket of toys and books, they made unpacking so much easier ;-)"…"

Reviewed on 6 Apr. 2021

Orca Beach Watch Omapere - Free Wifi - Superb View
Omapere Magic Spacious 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom
Omapere Magic Spacious 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom
251 State Highway 12, Omapere, Omapere, Northland
The price is NZ$257 per night from 18 Apr. to 19 Apr.

This family-friendly Omapere holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Hokianga Harbour and Omapere Beach. Opononi Beach and Pakia Hill Lookout are also within ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (19 reviews)
Lovely spacious rooms, lovely view of the ocean, quiet.

"It was just we needed, quiet, spacious and satisfactory"…"

Reviewed on 1 Apr. 2021

Omapere Magic Spacious 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Omapere

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4/5 - Good

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7 Mar. 2020

A beautiful setting

4/5 - Good

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4 Mar. 2020

They need more Restaurants the Hotel meals were abit pricey and if there were eateries most close after 4pm

4/5 - Good

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7 Jan. 2020

Really enjoyed the Heritage museum at Omapere,volunteers there were friendly and helpful and we loved the homemade pies at theCafe in Onitangi

5/5 - Excellent

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19 Dec. 2019

A perfect place to unwind. Friendly people.

5/5 - Excellent

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4 Nov. 2019

Lovely location

3/5 - Okay

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31 Oct. 2019

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