Waiotahi Beach is perfectly located for a holiday!
It is remote enough that oftentimes it is possible to have the beach
entirely to yourself to enjoy the sand, surf, views over White &
Whale Island, and stunning sunsets. If you prefer a more active
holiday there is an abundance of cafes/restaurants, leisure and
adventure activites, sightseeing and daytrip options easily accessible
- some of which are listed below.
- Waiotahi Beach is one of the safest beaches in
the region. Patrolled by the local surf club during the summer
the gentle beach is great for swimming, body surfing and surfing
when conditions are right.
- Kayaking - and Whitewater kayaking is popular on
the Motu and Waioeka rivers. Sea kayaking is also a fun way of
getting your long line out to sea. Sea kayaks and lifejackets
are provided at the house.
- Fishing - Surfcasting directly off Waiotahi beach
yields snapper all year round. For game fisherman the waters off
Waiotahi and around White Island are regarded as the best Tuna
fishing grounds in New Zealand. The back country rivers in the
area also offer exceptional trout fishing. Local guides and charter
boats are the best way to find your own favourite spot.
www.fishing-charter.co.nz or http://www.fishing.net.nz/index.cfm
White Island (by boat via Whakatane or by helicopter direct from
Waiotahi for some real excitement) www.vulcanheli.co.nz
- Hunting - The Urewera’s and Raukumara’s
hold large populations of Red Deer, Wild Boar and goats. Once
again local guides are the best way to discover this country.
- Whitewater Rafting - on the
mighty Motu River is legendary. Options range from 5 day guided
trips to day trips depending on your appetite for adrenaline.
Family groups find the Waioeka River more appealing for fun packed
3 hour trips.
the magnificent Motu River (jetboating, canoeing, and rafting
options are available
- Bush Walking - numerous trails wind their way through
the Urewera and Raukumara mountain ranges that border Opotiki.
- Mountain biking - the Opotiki region has some of
the best mountain biking in New Zealand. The quiet country roads
that lead into the hills are perfect for cruising while bush tracks
and coastal routes provide thrill seekers with danger and speed.
- Horse Riding - beach and bush riding are popular
in the Opotiki region, which also happens to be the Rodeo capital
of New Zealand
- Visit the Whakatane and Eastern Bay of Plenty/East
Cape visitor information centre to see more of the wide range
of activites that the East Cape region offers.
- Enjoy a round of golf at Opotiki Golf Course www.opotiki.com/golf