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Opunake Beach & Village on Surf Highway 45

 

Well Patrolled by Surf Lifesavers

Parks/ Facilities

Excellent beach camping ground/

Toilets/

 

Opunake is situated on the beautifully scenic Surf Highway 45, which runs from Hawera to New Plymouth. The highway passes through other South Taranaki coastal settlements of Manaia, Otakeho, Pihama, Rahotu,  Pungarehu, and Warea.

It could be argued that Opunake is the best beach in Taranaki and within easy traveling distance of New Plymouth and Hawera. 

It is a popular tourist spot and swells in summer with numbers occupying the very popular camping ground.

showers, barbeque caravans tent sites /back packers.

Local hotel & motel  great little four square food store.

Ample parking.

                   
  • Wonderful Murals throughout the town celebrate Opunake's history and the important links with the sea. Of particular note are the two murals (seen above) on the side of the Post office and Taranaki farmers buildings and the one in the image on the right depicting the Surf Lifesavers, the murals certainly lend vibrancy and colour to the main street.

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Perfect play area's for the kids

                 
                 
  • For years the Holiday camp and beach has been a popular spot for locals, hosting school trips, and many a school picnic, there is a fabulously maintained swimming pool, great changing rooms, this area is a perfect spot for a family getaway, Just tuck the tent in the car and go, or rent a caravan on site.

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  • The small Village of Opunake is surrounded by a busy farming district and the shopping centre caters for all. There are some lovely little cafe's including some fabulous Fish n' chip shops & takeaways - Supermarket with Ample parking in the main street.
  • Visible from Opunake is our Magnificent Mountain with easy access to walks in our Egmont National Park - great for the whole family

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      'great access to shops'  
   
   
                     
                     
   
  • Opunake is a very historical area, relatively isolated until the late 1800's,  this small town features a historical walk, featuring buildings and landmarks that contributed to the social and economic growth of the area see map

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      'That beach'  
   
   
                     
                     
   
  • A Short drive from Opunake is Cape Egmont Lighthouse - Cape Road Pungerehu,.   The lighthouse was dismantled on Mana Island, north of Wellington and carried in sections to Cape Egmont by the Steamer Hinemoa, in 1881.  The lighthouse is 33 metres above sea level and can be seen for 19 nautical miles.

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      Camping Ground  
   
   
   
  • Excellent fishing spots. Don't forget the fishing gear.
   
   
  • Take the time to enjoy a superbly relaxed lifestyle in Opunake, let the world go by, fish for a while, let the kids just be kids in this special spot, away from the hustle and bustle of a busy life.

    See you in Opunake Folks.

     

   
   
      Cape Egmont Lighthouse  
   

 

   
   
                     
   
   
   
   
   
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