I started my drive down the west coast in Opononi but wanted to stay in Omapere. Not like the two are really far from each other ... I stayed in a dorm, but was alone because it's off-season and quiet at the moment. I slept a wonderful sleep - the hostel is at the top of a hill and is ever so quiet. The dorm I was in was a mixture of bunk beds and twins, which made it nice and cozy. The room was spacious, light and clean. The same applies to the kitchen and the bathrooms. The garden is lovely, too. Not to forget the owners who are very helpful. Globetrekkers invites to stay for more than one night. I'd stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located directly across from the beach. We are the closest backpackers to Tane Mahuta in the Waipoua Forest. Come and enjoy our hospitality with fully equipped kitchen. BBQ area extensive terrace & gardens with dramatic views over the harbour and sand dunes. Activities: Footprints Night Tours, bone carving, sand boarding, fishing forest/waterfall walks. Come relax in a hammock in the unspoilt beauty of the Hokianga. ... more less