Opotiki's climate and temperate weather throughout the year makes this area an outstanding place for the outdoor loving person. The perfect place for anyone wanting to relocate to and live.
Some people call Opotiki a "Sportsman's Paradise" with all types of fishing, boating, surfing, swimming, kyaking or the extraordinary hunting and walking opportunities in our beautiful wilderness. Recent development of the "Motu Trails Cycleway" gives an added appeal providing a range of cycle skills for the novice to the experienced mountain biker as well as offering fantastic beach rides or walks.
The Opotiki Region is renowned for some of the best hunting in New Zealand. The Urutawa Conservation Area, Waioeka Gorge Scenic Reserve and Raukumara Conservation Area all provide plenty of opportunity for catching wild pigs and deer. "Opotiki's Big 3" Hunting and fishing competition is one of our main annual competitions held in Opotiki throughout the year.
If Hunting and Fishing is not your thing, Opotiki has an 18 hole golf course, this is a beautiful course with outstanding views over the township and of the entrance to the Waioeka River Bar.
The Opotiki District has some 160kms of Pacific Ocean coastline so if you like sand, surf, shellfish, seabirds, kite flying and wonderful coastal scenery, there are plenty of beaches to enjoy a long stroll.
At the end of a long day grab a bite to eat from one of our many eateries and wonder down to the Deluxe Theatre and enjoy the latest movie flicks available on the big screen.
Opotiki hosts many events of national and international interest. The Motu Challenge Multi Sport Event, the Internationally acclaimed Fibre and Fleece Fashion and Craft Show, along with a huge Charity Country Music Festival, a Silent Film Festival and World Class Rodeo. For more information on Opotiki and it's surrounds view: www.opotikinz.com or www.pacificcoasthighwayguide.co.nz
Work is continuing on the Opotiki Harbour Entrance development, primarily to facilitate an off shore mussel farm development. This proposed Opotiki Harbour Development will unlock huge potential for sea based enterprises for Opotiki. For more information on the Opotiki Harbour Development read all about it at www.odc.govt.nz/harbour-project/.
Photo by Ulrich Lange, Dunedin, New Zealand - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9389543