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About Opotiki

General information about Opotiki, including Opotiki economy, ethnicity, population and environmental information

Travel Opotiki

Visitor and Travel information for Opotiki. Including Opotiki accommodation, activities and attractions

Opotiki Activities

Looking for something to do in Opotiki? Use our directory to find activities and attractions in the Opotiki District today.


Looking for somewhere to stay in Opotiki? We have full listings of accommodation in the Opotiki and East Cape regions.

Freedom Camping Opotiki

Opotiki is a great place to go camping! People love to come to our district to enjoy the many great attractions it has on offer. One small aspect of this is safe and responsible freedom camping on Council land.

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 Overview

Opotiki is a busy little town in beautiful eastern Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Laugh with the locals while you sample the sunny climate, beachy atmosphere and easy-going lifestyle.

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.
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Opotiki plays host to many great events!

Check out the Opotiki Events Calendar

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


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