WELCOME TO ŌHOPE BEACH
You’ll know as soon as you get to Ōhope Beach why it’s been voted New Zealand’s most-loved beach by AA Traveller (and not just once, might we add!). This laidback little beach town oozes Kiwiana; the white sandy beach lined with majestic pōhutukawa trees, quaint shops and an unmistakable holiday vibe - it’s relaxing just writing about it!
Ōhope Beach is located just 10-minutes over the hill from Whakatāne, so while it feels like an isolated beach holiday destination, you’re still super close to all the amenities of a bigger town. It’s a long, 14-kilometre stretch of beach on one side, and a calm harbour on the other. The beach has some great surf but is also super safe for families with young children and is patrolled by the surf lifesaving club during the busy months.
what to do in Ōhope Beach
If you need a change from lying on the beach all day, check out some of the fun activities on offer while you’re staying in Ōhope Beach.
Ngā Tapuwae O Toi
Kayaking - Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park
KG Kayaks Guided Tours
Wildside Tours Whakatane Scenery, Artisan Food and Drinks
Whale Island (Moutohora) Snorkelling Sailing Trip
Kayak hire - KG Kayaks
Whakatāne i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
Hiking packages Multi Day - Wildside Adventures
Moutohorā: Island Sanctuary
KG Kayaks - Guided Kayak Tours at Moutohorā / Whale Island
Salt Spray Surf School
Diveworks Charters Whales and Dolphin Watch
Snorkeling 1/2 - Full Day Wildside Adventures
Ezyfishing Charters Whakatane
Rangitaiki Tours - Cultural Immersion Mātauranga
Wildside Adventures - East Coast -Scenic Tours- Kayaking
Wildside Waterfall Walk
Diveworks Charters - Fishing and Diving
KG Kayaks Guided Tours
Ohope International Golf Club
Know Mataatua Cultural Immersion Experience
Motu River Jet
Diveworks Charters - Dolphin and Seal Encounters
Kiwi Jet Boat Tours
Whakatane Cycle Tours
where to stay in Ōhope beach
Ōhope Beach has some incredible beachfront accommodation options - including a huge holiday park, motel and apartment accommodation, and plenty of privately owned holiday homes.
Ohope Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park
Moanarua Beach Cottage
Surf and Sand Ohope's Beachfront Accommodation
Fothergills on Mimiha
Ohiwa Seascape Studios
Ohope Beach Resort
Canopy Camping Escapes - Kahikatea Farm
Surfs Reach Motel
Tirohanga Beach Motor Camp
Opotiki Holiday Park
Canopy Camping Escapes - Chattan Farm
Barringtons Motor Lodge
Ohope Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park Motels
Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park Motel
Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park
Places to Eat & Drink in Ōhope beach
There are a few great cafés and restaurants in Ōhope Beach, and with Whakatāne only 10-minutes away, you have plenty of dining options!
STORIES & TALES OF ŌHOPE beach
Meet the locals and discover the stories of Ōhope.
itineraries & travel plans for Ōhope beach
We’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to. Check out some of our suggested itineraries and travel plans for Ōhope Beach.