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.
Moutohorā: Island Sanctuary
Motu River Jet
Wildside Waterfall Walk
Wildside Tours Whakatane Scenery, Artisan Food and Drinks
Kayaking - Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park
Ezyfishing Charters Whakatane
Diveworks Charters - Fishing and Diving
Whakatane Cycle Tours
KG Kayaks Guided Tours
KG Kayaks - Guided Kayak Tours at Moutohorā / Whale Island
Diveworks Charters - Dolphin and Seal Encounters
Ngā Tapuwae O Toi
Know Mataatua Cultural Immersion Experience
Rangitaiki Tours - Land Based Fishing Experience
KG Kayaks Guided Tours
Rangitaiki Tours - Cultural Immersion Mātauranga
Whakatāne i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
Diveworks Charters Whales and Dolphin Watch
Salt Spray Surf School
Hiking packages Multi Day - Wildside Adventures
Whale Island (Moutohora) Snorkelling Sailing Trip
Wildside Adventures - East Coast -Scenic Tours- Kayaking
Kayak hire - KG Kayaks
Kiwi Jet Boat Tours
Snorkeling 1/2 - Full Day Wildside Adventures
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.
Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park Motel
Ohope Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park Motels
Opotiki Holiday Park
Fothergills on Mimiha
Surfs Reach Motel
Ohope Beach Resort
Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park
Barringtons Motor Lodge
Canopy Camping Escapes - Kahikatea Farm
Surf and Sand Ohope's Beachfront Accommodation
Moanarua Beach Cottage
Tirohanga Beach Motor Camp
Ohope Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park
Ohiwa Seascape Studios
Canopy Camping Escapes - Chattan Farm
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.