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Destination guides > Pacific Islands > New Zealand > Waikato > Coromandel Peninsula > Opoutere


Located between Tairua and Whangamata, this quiet town has an estuary and a 5km white sand surf beach that is protected from development by a forested reserve.

The Opoutere Wildlife Refuge Reserve is a popular spot with birdwatchers. It’s a nesting site for the rare New Zealand dotterel, a small wading bird. There are also bushwalks and fishing in the area, but mainly Opoutere is a nice place to come and relax.

Coming & going

InterCity Coachlines (tel (09) 623 1503) have buses to Auckland and Go Kiwi Shuttles (tel 0800 446 549) go to Auckland and Tauranga/Mount Maunganui. Buses stop outside Opoutere YHA (389 Opoutere Road, Opoutere).

Hostel accommodation

Opoutere YHA

389 Opoutere Road, Opoutere
Tel (07) 865 9072

No booking fee when you book this hostel online at bug.co.uk

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