Opo Villa is full of history. It’s now over 100 years old having been built in the early 1900’s and has been the home for 4 generations of the Andrewes family. It was one of the earlier homes of the area. Largely untouched it offers a traditional batch atmosphere which is right in the centre of Opononi with easy walking to the wharf (fishing), directly across the road from the beach and next door to the Landing Cafe, I Site (Information Centre) and 4 square.
It is set back from the road under mature trees with loads of parking for the boat, large grassy areas for the children to play and space for friends and the extended family to visit. Ideal spot for family gatherings!
The I Site is within walking distance with friendly helpful staff and brochures on local attractions.
World class cycling, kayaking, tramping, fishing. BOAT RAMPS at Opononi and Omapere, take a short drive to SIGNAL STATION POINT ( 5 minutes) for a great view of the harbour, a path to the rocks and beach to witness the turbulent harbour mouth at close quarters. BUSH HIKES offer varying challenges, WAITOMARAMA GORGE (5 minutes drive) for short kauri and waterfall walk, or see TANE MAHUTA, famed 'father of the forest', (15 minutes drive) in the 19k long WAIPOUA FOREST, or longer kauri walks.
WAIMAMAKU BEACH on the west coast, 10 minutes away, spectacularly wild, with MORRELLS CAFE close by.
NGAPHA HOT SPRINGS is 50 minutes away, WAIRERE BOULDERS walk, 35 minutes drive.
Take the boat from Opononi to the SAND DUNES of the north head, boogie board (provided) down the dunes, or take a hike to the top (45 minutes) to see sandstone formations and magnificent views of the harbour.
RAWENE is 20 minutes away, sporting the BOATSHED CAFE and ferry to historic KOHUKOHU.
Please, no smoking in the house.
One night stays welcome for an additional charge of $20.00
Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$60.00 per stay); Linen (Optional, NZ$15.00 per person);