Skip to content

Vacation rentals in Ōpōtiki

Book unique vacation rentals, houses, and more on Airbnb

Top-rated vacation rentals in Ōpōtiki

Guests agree: these vacation rentals are highly rated for location, cleanliness, and more.

SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. Opotiki
Seagull Cottage - a riverside bach near the beach.

Find your calm at Seagull Cottage. Being right on the river, only a short stroll to the beach, and next to all the bike trails - it's the perfect holiday home to enjoy all your favorite activities from boogie boarding, biking and fishing to reading, napping and board games. This little bach brings it all together in the perfect location with a big garden and sunrise/sunset seat overlooking the river.

$84 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. Ōpōtiki
Home away from Home

Indulge in an unforgettable holiday. Where you can relax, can go for a swim in nearby beaches or rivers, cycling around town or the Motu Trails, or simply sit on the deck, have a bbq while enjoying the panoramic views of the Raukumara mountain ranges. The house is very much accessible to the town. 3 minutes drive to Opotiki township. This property is only a stone's throw away from the famous Opotiki Golf Course. Very quiet and situated in the most sought suburb.

$105 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Opotiki
Daisy's Lane Two

A lovely villa set in gardens and back off the street. Two minutes walk to town and all the amenities of the town. Daisy's Lane Two - this room is in the loft and is a mezzanine floor so PLEASE beware that there may be a certain amount of noise and kitchen aromas. There are stairs to this room so it may not be suitable for everyone. It has one queen bed and 1 king single bed. We can also provide continental breakfast 8.00 per head dinner 15.00 by prior arrangement. MAXIMUM THREE GUESTS

$35 per night

Vacation rentals for every style

Get the amount of space that is right for you

  • Homes
  • Hotels
  • Unique stays

Other great vacation rentals in Ōpōtiki

SUPERHOST
  1. Farm stay
  2. Opotiki
Longview Cottage - peace and quiet.
$60 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Waiotahe
Blue Distance - Boutique Oceanfront Accommodation
$110 per night
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Waiotahe
Opotiki - Waiotahe Drifts Beach Pod
$73 per night
  1. Entire vacation home
  2. Waiotahe
Welcome to "The Awning" prepare to be relaxed.
$108 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. Opotiki
The Sand Castle
$135 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Tirohanga
Tablelands Family Retreat- Opotiki Holiday House
$131 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Waiotahe
The Studio
$101 per night
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Waiotahe
Ocean, Art and the Garden
$96 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Opotiki
Home-stay Haven - B&B
$38 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Opotiki
Waiotahe Executive Getaway
$137 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. Opotiki
Waiotahi Beach Getaway, Opotiki
$101 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Opotiki
Daisy's Lane
$38 per night

Your guide to Ōpōtiki

All About Ōpōtiki

Framed by two rivers on three sides as they converge into the Pacific Ocean, the small coastal town of Ōpōtiki is on the Bay of Plenty on New Zealand’s North Island. The town is known as the Gateway to the East Cape and is one of the earliest Māori settlements in the country. Carved wooden pouwhenua posts welcome visitors to the town and the beach, showing the importance Ōpōtiki has in Māori history.

The main street in the town center is lined with architecture from the early 20th century, including its Art Deco community movie theater from 1926, as well as colorful murals from local artists. A footbridge leads from the town onto the beach, where you can surf or spend time sunbathing.

The rivers of Waioeka and Otara meet at Ōpōtiki Wharf, which has rope swings and a slide and is a prime spot for swimming and fishing. Ōpōtiki is surrounded by natural beauty, including the Hukutaia Domain nature reserve and Raukumara Conservation Park, which are easily explored through the cycle trails through the dunes that head along the coastline.


How do I get around Ōpōtiki?

If you are flying into New Zealand, you’ll likely arrive at Auckland Airport (AKL), which is about 4 hours’ drive from Ōpōtiki, or 8 hours by bus. You can take a connecting flight from Auckland to Whakatāne Airport (WHK), which is a 45-minute drive. A number of bus routes serve the town, with connections to cities and locations on the North Island. As Ōpōtiki itself is small, everything you need is within walking distance once you arrive.


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

Ōpōtiki sits on the Bay of Plenty, which is known for its outdoor activities that bring numerous visitors in spring and summer (October to March), when temperatures are at their highest. From the second half of December until the end of February, Ōpōtiki holds its summer festival, with a Christmas parade, fishing tournament, and the Ōpōtiki Lantern Festival with live music, food stalls, and all-ages entertainment. If you arrive in Ōpōtiki in the fall (March to June) and winter (June to September), temperatures are much cooler, but there are many cloudless days perfect for hiking.


What are the top things to do in Ōpōtiki?

Ōpōtiki Heritage and Agricultural Museum

Housed in the former Road Services Depot in the heart of town, the Ōpōtiki Heritage and Agricultural Museum gives you a deeper understanding of the history of Ōpōtiki and the local area. It features 12 themed rooms across three floors that tell the stories of Māori settlers and the shipping industry, with many artifacts and ephemera on display, including agricultural equipment, a complete barber shop, and a 1950s general store.

Dunes Trail

Starting from the Memorial Park Reserve, head out on your bike or on foot across the Pakowhai ki Otutaopuku Bridge along the gravel path of the Dunes Trail. The full trail is over six miles long, taking you as far as the Tirohanga Conservation Reserve. Follow the coastal path through the sand dunes and along the Pacific Coast, with plenty of places to stop for a picnic, including Hukuwai Beach.

Hukutaia Domain Reserve

Take a five-mile journey south of town to walk around the Hukutaia Domain, a 11-acre forest reserve. The 20-minute trail will lead you through a multitude of native flora to one of the most sacred trees in the area: Taketakerau, or the Millennium Tree, is more than 2,000 years old. The site of this hollow, 75-foot-tall puriri tree was once a burial place for a local tribe.