Opononi is located on shore of Hokianga Harbour on the west coast of the Northland region of New Zealand. It doesn't get the attention of the Bay Of Islands on the east coast. That's a shame because anyone visiting here quickly realises what a special place it is.
The Hokianga Harbour is a sheltered area with headlands prominently built out of sand dunes. As the harbour reaches inland bushland and settlementements increase. It's a place early Europeans and Maori traded at in the early days. The forests around the harbour were a source of timber, the giant Kauri trees were especially prized. It remains a culturally rich area, something you will experience when visiting.
The Opononi township is low-rise in scale which adds to the charm with accommodation and shops stretching along the main road on the side of harbour. There's no obstacle stopping you wandering out of your room and onto the shores of the harbour.
Tours to Opononi
Accommodated Tours from Auckland
A perfect way to get a taste of New Zealand by exploring the beautiful Bay of Islands in three days and two nights. These sub-tropical islands, 140 in total are a taste of New Zealand nature and culture for those who only have a short time to travel in New Zealand.
This tour starts and finishes in Auckland, New Zealand and travels north to the Bay of Islands before seeing the other sights of the North Island including the Coromandel Peninsula, Rotorua, a working farm stop, the Tongariro Crossing and Wellington. Unlike the 6 day Best Of the North tour, you will also travel to the Bay Of Islands north of Auckland.more >
This tour starts in Auckland and finishes in Auckland. It allows you to cover every part of the touring itineraries on offer including the Bay of Islands, Māori culture, Abel Tasman National Park, Doubtful Sound overnight cruise and Queenstown and much more.more >
Overland Tours from Queenstown
This camping tour starts in Queenstown and ends in Auckland, New Zealand. Travel up the West Coast of the South Island and then to the North Island including travel to the Bay of Islands.more >
Overland Tours from Auckland
This camping tour starts in Auckland and finishes in Wellington. After visiting the Bay Of Islands, north of Auckland, travel to the Coromandel Peninsula, Rotorua, Taupo, and onward to Wellington.more >
This camping tour takes in all the routes on offer to create a comprehensive itinerary that starts and finishes in Auckland and travels all over New Zealand. If you want to do it all then this is the tour for you.more >