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Vacation rentals in Ōakura

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Rental unit in Oakura
Breakeracre Apartment
A semi-detached 2 bedroom apartment overlooking park like surroundings & view of Oakura Beach & the Tasman Sea. A very short walk will have the sand between your toes and/or a dip in the sea. Entry into the apartment is via your own front door with an outside lock-box holding the key. The apartment has 2 good size bedrooms, both with wardrobes for storage. Bath robes are supplied for up to 4 guests. In the well appointed lounge/dining room area you will also find a TV, CD player & FM radio.
$70 per night
Home in Ōakura
Cheerful 2 Bedroom home with Spa Pool
Enjoy a stylish experience in the heart of Oakura Village. Only a short walk to a 4-Square, Bar & Restaurant, Pharmacy and specialty shops. Oakura's beautiful surf beach is a 5 min stroll away in the opposite direction. The house is well appointed with everything you need for a fun, relaxing and memorable stay. Open plan living opening out onto an all weather conservatory with outdoor furniture & BBQ. Soak in the Spa Pool in the total privacy of the back yard after a fun day at the beach!
$138 per night
Guest suite in Oakura
Tahana Studio - Oakura
A lovely guest studio in Oakura with picturesque views over the river and rolling hills. Tahana Studio is a great place to base yourself if you wish to explore Taranaki, or just relax & unwind. The studio is less than a minute walk to the shops, cafes (coffee) & restaurants while the stunning Oakura beach is less than 500m away.
$85 per night

Stay near Ōakura's top sights

Photo of Oakura Beach Holiday Park
Oakura Beach Holiday Park5 locals recommend
Photo of Butlers Reef Restaurant, Bar and Function Venue
Butlers Reef Restaurant, Bar and Function Venue18 locals recommend
Photo of Black Sand Pizzeria and Bistro
Black Sand Pizzeria and Bistro19 locals recommend
Photo of Four Square Oakura
Four Square Oakura11 locals recommend
Photo of High Tide Cafe
High Tide Cafe16 locals recommend
Photo of Vertigo Surf
Vertigo Surf4 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Ōakura

Bungalow in Oakura
Stunning Oakura Luxury Retreat
$221 per night
Rental unit in Oakura
Cosy self contained appartment near beach.
$78 per night
Home in Oakura
$204 per night
Yurt in Oakura
The Black Yurt
$157 per night
Rental unit in Oakura
Oakura Haven
$66 per night
Guesthouse in Ōakura
Boat House Batch
$88 per night
Home in Oakura
$151 per night
Guest suite in Oakura
Butlers Central
$50 per night
Rental unit in Oakura
NEW!! Oakura Beach Front Apt #1
$219 per night
Condo in Oakura
Alabasta - modern apartment accomodation.
$94 per night
Home in Oakura
Jans Terrace
$132 per night
Guesthouse in Oakura
KEATZ BnB Private rural retreat by the beach/river
$63 per night

Your guide to Ōakura

All About Ōakura

The seaside village of Ōakura sits on the western side of the North Island between the North Taranaki Bight and the magnificent peak of Mount Taranaki. Locals call this part of the coast the Surf Highway, and the giant surfboard on the main street is another clue about why a lot of visitors come here, but Ōakura is also a creative community, home to many artists and craftspeople.

Luxury glass-fronted beach houses sit alongside surf shops and food trucks in this laid-back village with dramatic black-sand beaches, where you can sip a latte at a family-owned cafe before taking a bracing walk. Fishing is popular in the area, both surfcasting and fly fishing for brown and rainbow trout in the Ōakura River. There’s even a rusted early-20th-century shipwreck — the remains of the SS Gairloch — to explore a couple of miles west.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Ōakura?

Ōakura has a warm, temperate climate with quite a lot of rain throughout the year. The warmest, driest month is February, when New Zealand basks in summer weather. The coldest and wettest time of year is midwinter, in June and July. The Ōakura Arts Trail has grown into a big event since it started in 2003: during the last weekend of October and the first weekend of November, you can tour the studios of local potters, jewelers, sculptors, and painters. You can also follow a self-guided trail of the studios, which are open all year round.

What are the top things to do in Ōakura?

Lucy’s Gully

Buy supplies for a picnic in Ōakura and make the 20-minute drive to Lucy’s Gully, a serene nature reserve among towering redwoods in the Kaitake Ranges. A highly respected Māori woman named Ruhira Matekai (also known as Lucy Stevens) was born here in 1820 and lived and gardened here throughout her life. Lucy’s Gully is also the starting point for the Sefton Track walking trail, which takes around three hours and links to the longer Waimoku Track.

Egmont National Park

Ōakura is a great base for exploring Egmont National Park, which spans more than 200 square miles of stunning mountain scenery, subalpine forest, and waterfalls and offers a wide range of walking paths. Take the boardwalk Mangorei Track to the reflective lake for fabulous views of Mount Taranaki, or walk to Henry Peak Lookout through a landscape of alpine tussock. Another easy path is the 30-minute Kamahi Loop, which includes a forest of gnarled kāmahi trees draped with moss and ferns.

Te Koru Pā

Te Koru Pā is one of the few Māori fortified village sites in New Zealand where you can still clearly see the remains of stone defensive walls and food storage pits. This centuries-old site is a great place to learn about Māori history. You can walk to the site in around 15 minutes on a path that crosses fields leading to the river, and you will soon be surrounded by native forest and birdsong.

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