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Opononi

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Sculptures on top of sand dune, forming the northern part of the Hokianga Heads

Opononi and Omapere are two small towns linked by a ribbon of development on the Hokianga Harbour, west of Rawene, in the North Island of New Zealand.

Get in[edit]

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

The Opononi pier
  • Statue of Opo, the dolphin
  • Sand dunes. Take the Hokianga Express ferry across the harbour and climb the dune towards the east (2.5 km). Ask the skipper for directions.
  • Labyrinth Woodworks and Maze, 647 Waiotemarama Gorge Road, Waiotemarama.

Do[edit]

  • Footprints Waipoua. Take a twilight or daylight walk with a Māori guide through the Waipoua Forest to the giant Tāne Mahuta kauri tree. Departs by coach from the Copthorne Hotel in Omapere.
  • Walk the beautiful bush track at Waiotemarama Falls, 5 km from Opononi.

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • Opononi Takeaways
  • Opononi Hotel

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Go next[edit]

  • Dargaville – to the south, beyond the Waipoua Forest
  • Koutu – large round concretions (boulders) near Opononi
  • Rawene – a town to the north-east


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