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Freedom Camping Opotiki
Opotiki Council has identified various sites where freedom camping will be encouraged and has put in place a number of rules and recommendations to make sure that campers and visitors can share the space responsibly.
You can find out more by visiting www.odc.govt.nz
We have several great locations for you to camp
- Te Ahiaua (Pipi Beds)—SH 2
- Hukuwai Recreation Reserve—SH 35
- Te Kaha Recreation Reserve— Maraetai Bay SH 35
- Hoani Waititi Memorial Reserve—Ōmaio Beach Rd
If you’re looking for locations closer to the CBD to enjoy the proximity to shops, supermarket and cafés we recommend the following places:
- Moody Place Carpark
- The Opotiki Wharf
- Memorial Park Carpark
Opotiki has many tourist attractions and travel activities with something to suit all ages, tastes and budgets. From adrenaline-pumping adventure to a relaxing day out, you need never be bored in Opotiki.
The History of Opotiki
Opotiki was originally the most populous of several Maori settlements in the vicinity of the Opotiki harbour and was known as Pakowhai. It was a main settlement of the Whakatohea Iwi.
Opotiki was created a town district in 1874 and in 1911 became a borough. The name Opotiki comes from Opotiki Mai Tawhiti, which was the name of a spring on the eastern bluff above Waiotahi beach
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Opotiki Information Centre
For travel information and general queries, contact the Opotiki information centre
+64 7 315 3031