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Amazing views over bay

First time here last weekend while travelling with friends in our motorhomes. The views from the... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
Rotorua, New Zealand
Deserted and the sea was so refreshing.

Drove to here via windy cliff ride. Really hot day and we needed a swim. The beach was near... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Opito Bay Road, Kuaotunu 3592, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

First time here last weekend while travelling with friends in our motorhomes. The views from the road down to the bay are amazing. Good flat beach which I should think would be great for swimming in the warmer months. A variety of newer and older...More

Thank Strickes
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Drove to here via windy cliff ride. Really hot day and we needed a swim. The beach was near deserted. The area is clean and the sea was so refreshing. Not many travellers/ tourists come here. Well worth a visit.

Thank Superram66
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We spent a week here with our 3 kids (12, 10 & 4). It is one of NZ’s nicest beaches we’ve been to - warm, beautiful sand, gentle surf, sandy sea bed with very little seaweed etc. The settlement is super low-key with a mix...More

1  Thank Sonamora
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Long white sandy beach. Surf. No people.Great for sand castle building. Even wifi and cell phone coverage. Perfect.

Thank davidsteemson
Reviewed 19 November 2017

If you are looking for a relaxing weekend and dont mind winding roads then this is the place for you!!!! Even when its raining this place is gorgeous with the sea views and soft clean sand, will definitely be going back, there is no shops...More

Thank kafeegirl
Reviewed 5 November 2017

A beautiful peaceful beach with a surprising number of houses along the edge. but most are empty most of the time. Fortunately little traffic as road is single track with a very few passing places and hairpin bends with cliff edge drops and no railings!...More

1  Thank Margarita2008
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We went to Opito Bay upon recommendation of a friend but have to say we didn't find it to be anything special. The beach is lovely, long, with white sand but walking here wasn't so pleasant as the beach was covered in little slimy fish...More

1  Thank LianeP51
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely long stretch of golden sand! Has good shelter to escape winds on other beaches! Very remote so access via gravel road! Take a picnic and enjoy!

Thank CNMcKenzie
Reviewed 7 January 2017

It takes a bit of effort to get to Opito, but it is worth the trouble. It is a pretty amazing beach, great for swimming, snorkeling and sometimes surfing. Things are usually relatively quiet. Be aware that Opito does not have any shops/cafes/etc.

Thank Peter_dR_NZ
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Safe swimming with a shallow river flowing next to ocean beach (ideal for toddlers). An untouched feel about this true slice of heaven. Snorkel and see colourful red, pink and green seaweed. The fishing is amazing here and it is full of young families.

1  Thank donighithepaula
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Response from Ann R | Reviewed this property |
Yes to dogs but I don't think there is a camping ground. Contact the tourism office at Whitiangi for mor info
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