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Guest suite in Ohope
Ohope Beach Village Studio, elevated with view
Bright and sunny ground level studio unit, own entry, separate bathroom and outside deck. Kitchenette with microwave, bar fridge, toaster, electric jug, tea/coffee. Quiet location, easy ROW driveway off main road, no road noise. Newly decorated, parking, TV and Wifi. In heart of Ohope village, across the road from the beach, surf club, cafes, shops and Mexican restaurant/bar. Fairbrother loop walk and Otarawairere Bay are close by. 6km drive to Whakatane, on local bus route. No smoking.
$85 per night
Guest suite in Ōhope
Adorable 1 bedroom apartment with its own entrance
Kick back and relax in this calm, stylish space. 5 minutes walk to beautiful Ohope beach! Across the road from Ohiwa Harbour where you can explore gorgeous walking tracks or safe swimming for all ages. A wonderful home away from home with everything you'll need during your stay. Enjoy a spa after an evening BBQ. Heating and air-conditioning to cater for every time of the year. Portacot and highchair available on request. Come enjoy our little piece of paradise as a couple or a family.
$68 per night
Rental unit in Ohope
Beach front, next to surf club, shops and cafes
I would love to welcome you to my 2 bedroom, beachfront apartment. Ideally located in the heart of the Ohope village, next to key amenities and outdoor activities. Across the road you can find multiple cafes, restaurants, and bars. Within 80 metres there is access to the patrolled Ohope beach, voted NZs favourite beach and renowned for great swimming , surfing and walks Drive 10mins (6km) to the town of Whakatane - a great little town with a selection of shops and dining options.
$108 per night

Stay near Ōhope's top sights

Photo of Ohiwa Oyster Farm
Ohiwa Oyster Farm16 locals recommend
Photo of Cadera
Cadera27 locals recommend
Photo of Fisherman's Wharf Cafe
Fisherman's Wharf Cafe28 locals recommend
Photo of Moxi Cafe
Moxi Cafe17 locals recommend
Photo of The Quay Cafe/Licensed Restaurant
The Quay Cafe/Licensed Restaurant8 locals recommend
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Ohope Chartered Club6 locals recommend

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Sharks Bay Suite in the heart of Ohope
$100 per night
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$85 per night
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A Studio Apartment steps away from the beach!
$72 per night
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Sandy Feet Retreat
$123 per night
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$130 per night
Home in Ohope
New and Stunning Holiday Bach - Ohope
$141 per night
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Ocean Breeze Studio - Ohope Beach - Amazing Views.
$98 per night
Chalet in Ohope
$242 per night
Cottage in Ohope
Ohope Bach with a View
$96 per night
Home in Ohope
Beachfront Kiwi bach
$162 per night
Rental unit in Ohope
Beach Front Apartment
$167 per night
Guest suite in Ōhope
Ohope Beachfront With Easy Harbour Access.
$85 per night

Your guide to Ōhope

All About Ōhope

With its seven miles of golden beach lapped by the waves of the Pacific Ocean and a backdrop of forest-covered hills, Ōhope is one of New Zealand’s most popular coastal areas, but it never feels crowded. From the beach, you have views of green, humpback Moutohorā/Whale Island and the offshore stratovolcano of Whakaari/White Island 30 miles away, often to be seen with a puff of steam rising from it.

On the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island, Ōhope is in the Bay of Plenty, whose name reflects the area’s rich sea life and nature. A beachside road makes it easy to access your own piece of sandy paradise for swimming and surfing. There’s a small village with cafes and a general store and, beside the beach, picnic tables pepper grassy parkland shaded by pohutukawa trees. The central part of the beach is patrolled by lifeguards, while the West End is popular with surfers.

A great way to explore Ōhope and its beautiful surroundings is the Ngā Tapuwae o Toi walking track. The name means “footprints of Toi,” in honor of the Māori mariner who made landfall here many hundreds of years ago. With stunning clifftop views, forests rich in birdlife, and a number of historic pā (hilltop fort) sites, this loop takes around six hours, or you could complete just a section or two.

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

The eastern Bay of Plenty is a very sunny part of New Zealand, with long, warm summers and mild winters. In summer (December through March) the whole coast is a blaze of crimson as the pohutukawa trees flower in December and January. Ōhope accommodation is extremely popular over this period as locals flock to the beach during the school summer holidays. When fall (March through June) rolls around, temperatures start to drop and more than 1,500 tree species burst into a kaleidoscope of color at McLaren Falls Park. Winter (June through September) is rarely bitterly cold here. The mild days of spring (September through December) are accompanied by light winds, and the region experiences less rainfall than elsewhere in the country.

On the first and third Saturday of the month throughout spring and summer, the village hall plays host to Ōhope Craft Market with a wide variety of artisan foods, crafts, and fresh produce on offer. A visit in February coincides with the Ōhope Local Wild Food Challenge at Mahy Reserve, with live music, a beer garden, and food stalls with cooking demonstrations.

What are the top things to do in Ōhope?

Ōhiwa Harbour

The sheltered waters of Ōhiwa Harbour are tucked behind the southern end of Ōhope Beach. Explore on foot or by bike on the harbourside trail, or travel by boat or kayak to explore isolated inlets and islands. This is an important habitat for wetland shorebirds, so look out for godwits and dotterels, then pick up some fish and chips to enjoy sitting on the jetty, looking out on the still water reflecting the blues and greens of the surrounding hills.

Ōtarawairere Bay

Picturesque, secluded Ōtarawairere Bay feels a world away even though it is only a half-hour walk from Ōhope Beach across a rocky bluff. The views from the highest point take in both beaches and look right out to sea. Arriving at Ōtarawairere feels like finding your own secret cove, as aqua waters crash onto the rocks and plovers and oystercatchers forage and nest along the shoreline. You can also drive up behind the beach for a shorter walk.

Ōhope Scenic Reserve

Minutes from the village, the red wooden arch at the entrance to Ōhope Scenic Reserve is ornately carved with traditional figures from Māori mythology. It takes around an hour to walk the Fairbrother Loop track through lush native forest, and you may even be lucky enough to see or hear a kiwi, especially if you visit at dusk or later.

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