Okopako Lodge Wilderness Farm is not far from the beautiful beaches of Opononi and Omapere for Hokianga harbour activities (beach, sand dunes, sandboarding, fishing, etc.) and half an hour’s drive to the Waipoua Kauri Forest, which has the largest kauri trees in New Zealand.
Check out the Footprints-Waipoua and the Crossings Hokianga tours, the wild rugged Waimamaku beach on the west coast, the Wairere Boulders, the historic Clendon House in Rawene, artists’ studios/galleries in Rawene and Kohukohu, such as the No 1 Parnell Gallery, the Ti Kouka Gardens, and the Labyrinth Woodworks, Maze and Puzzle Museum (or their other shop Simply Fun in Rawene). The area is known for its relaxed natural beauty and vibrant arts community.
The Hokianga I-Site (for bookings and information) is close to the Opononi shops around five kms from Okopako Lodge.
The Hokianga abounds with Māori and settlement history. For more information about the Hokianga, one of New Zealand’s historically significant areas, please refer to the Hokianga Tourism Association website.
Further Tourist Information
You may find the following links useful:
- Hokianga Link bus service (http://www.nrc.govt.nz/hokianga)
- Rawene (http://rawene.co.nz/)
- Kohukohu (http://kohukohu.co.nz/)
- Kauri Coast Naturally New Zealand’s Eco and Cultural Destination (http://www.kauricoast.com/)
- Twin Coast Cycle Trail (http://www.twincoastcycletrail.kiwi.nz)
- New Zealand’s First Northland (http://www.northlandnz.com/)
- New Zealand Tourism (http://www.newzealand.com/)