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Popular amenities for Opononi vacation rentals

Stay near Opononi's top sights

Opononi Hotel Limited10 locals recommend
Opononi Beach Takeaways6 locals recommend
The Landing Thai Cafe8 locals recommend
Manea, Footprints Of Kupe8 locals recommend
Koutu Boulders7 locals recommend
Hokianga i-SITE Visitor Information Centre4 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Opononi

  • Total rentals

    60 properties

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $10 before taxes and fees

  • Total number of reviews

    4.4K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    30 properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    10 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    20 properties have a dedicated workspace

Your guide to Opononi

All About Opononi

The small beachside community of Opononi sits on Hokianga Harbour on the northwest coast of New Zealand’s North Island, set against a backdrop of rolling hills. Opononi is part of a dual settlement with neighboring Omapere, and the towns are separated by a long stretch of sandy beach. The Waima and Mataraua forests are close by, as well as the Waipoua Forest, where you can find the largest kauri tree in the country.

Most of the homes in Opononi sit close to the Twin Coast Discovery Highway, a loop road from the capital city of Auckland that follows the coast. The beach offers views across the water to Rangi Point sand dunes. You can take a boat from Opononi Wharf to the dunes, where you can try your hand at dune surfing. The most famous sculpture in Opononi is of Opo the dolphin, commemorating a real bottlenose dolphin who was a friendly resident of the waters in the 1950s.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Opononi

Note that seasons in the Southern Hemisphere are opposite to those you are used to in the US. Opononi is in the Northland Region of North Island, which New Zealanders like to call the “winterless north.” It boasts a subtropical climate, so the temperatures between the summer and winter months do not vary as much as in the southern part of North Island or South Island. The busiest time of year is from the middle of December to the middle of January, when Hokianga Harbour tends to see its warmest temperatures. Since temperatures dip only slightly in the winter months, Opononi is a year-round destination. Toward the end of September, the entire region plays host to the Hokianga Country Music Festival, which brings events to towns including Opononi.


Top things to do in Opononi

Tāne Mahuta

A 30-minute drive south of Opononi, the Waipoua Forest is home to Tāne Mahuta, the largest kauri tree in the world, which is more than 165 feet tall with a trunk girth of nearly 45 feet. To reach this giant tree, take a short jaunt along a wooden gangway, which will bring you up close to Tāne Mahuta from a special platform on the trail.

Koutu Boulders

Walk along the beach two hours before or after low tide to get close to the Koutu Boulders, some of nature’s wonders, which sit alongside the mangrove trees. These huge spherical boulders are rock concretions, formed millions of years ago, which have rolled down onto the shore; the biggest is 10 feet in diameter.

Waimamaku Coastal Track

Just south of Opononi is the Arai Te Uru Recreation Reserve, which marks the start of the Waimamaku Coastal Track, a six-mile trail across vast sandy beaches and clifftops to the mouth of the Waimamaku River. As you follow the coastline, you’ll be treated to views of the mighty sand dunes across the harbor and the waves lapping against the rocky headlands.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Opononi?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Opononi. Choose from more than 10 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Do house rentals in Opononi have air conditioning?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with air conditioning in Opononi. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there family-friendly house rentals in Opononi?

    Opononi has more than 20 family-friendly house rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • Do house rentals in Opononi have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with a bbq area in Opononi. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Opononi have wifi?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 house rentals with wifi in Opononi. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • How much does it cost to stay in house rentals in Opononi?

    Experience the best of Opononi with our house rentals, starting at about $30 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Are there house rentals with a dedicated workspace in Opononi?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 10 house rentals in Opononi featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • What are the most popular amenities for House Rentals in Opononi?

    Enhance your stay in our House Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 10 homes with a bbq area, over 10 homes with air conditioning, over 20 homes with wifi, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

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