Bach or holiday home, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 10)
What makes this House unique
Fishing at Omaio Bay can mean a catch of snapper, terakihi, gurnard or Kahawai. Dive for fresh mussels from the rocks below the property.
Children allowed - Very young children not recommendedVery young children not recommended
Max guests: 10 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Omaio Bay is renowned for its beauty, and fishing and has year-round fishing from boat, kayak or beach. There is safe swimming and rock pools to explore (at low tide) at the picturesque Omaio Bay domain in front of Omaio Marae, or if you prefer you can swim at the Haparapara River 5 minutes up the road. There are many choices of safe beaches to swim nearby if the Bay out front seems rough.
In nearby Te Kaha – only 8 minutes away, you can launch your boat next to Te Kaha resort. The resort offers a bar, restaurant, but there’s also a café at the nearby Te Kaha grocery store. Three minutes up the road is the lovely Maraetai Bay, aka Schoolhouse Bay, safe for swimming, picnicking and with great boat launching.
Fishing at Omaio Bay can mean a catch of snapper, terakihi, gurnard or Kahawai.
For the serious fisherman, a drive along the coast from Omaio, will take you Waihau Bay, location of world-renowned fishing competitions for deep sea fishing like Marlin, Yellow tailed Kingfish and Tuna. There you’ll also find the Waihau Bay Lodge restaurant, bar (food is recommended, especially the fish!) and a fuel stop.
Omaio Bay has a great store (called Highway 35) for coffee, takeaways and grocery supplies located at the beginning of the bay. Take a photo of the ageing but beautifully-sited Omaio Soldiers Memorial Church (St Patricks).
Other activities nearby include horse-riding, jet boat tours of the Motu River, mountain-biking through the amazing Motu Trails, or take a picnic excursion to the East Cape Lighthouse. Go for lunch at the Macadamia Nut Orchard garden cafe overlooking lovely Whanarua Bay, where you can take the scenic walk through beautiful bush to the Whanarua Bay waterfall.
Driving to Omaio Bay from Opotiki; it’s a 45 minute scenic coastal drive along Pacific Coast Highway 35 which opens out to spectacular views across Bay of Plenty, showcasing Whale Island and White Island on the horizon, as well as the Motu River and other sweeping bays along the way.
There are many beautiful Marae and churches along East Cape which add to the cultural, historical importance of this region. Te Kaha, Omaio are Te Whānau-ā-Apanui tribal ancestral lands and respect of all cultural sites and instructions is expected.
Whether you’re looking for that perfect holiday hideaway, want to write the next best-selling book, or if your visiting for business, scoping the kiwifruit, Manuka honey, forestry, mussel industries, etc, that thrive along the Pacific Coast highway, you’ll have a comfortable, enjoyable stay at Your Kiwi Holiday Home at Omaio Bay.
However you wish to explore the wonderful coastline of the East Cape, a stay at Your Kiwi Holiday Home Omaio Bay will help you to unwind and enjoy the stunning coastal scenery.