Omapere

           

General Information

1Omapere is a small seaside settlement at the mouth of the historic 2Hokianga Harbour.The population of Omapere and its sister 3Opononi swells considerably during the holiday season as ex residents of Omapere return from the city along with the holiday makers and tourists. Do not let this put you off as it is quite easy to find a spot on the beach for yourself to relax, and do whatever you wish.
Omapere on the Hokianga Harbour. Far North, North Island, New Zealand
Picturesque Omapere.
Attractions and Activities
The warm blue waters makes for great swimming, where you can enjoy all fun water activities. Omapere makes a good base for exploring the surrounding country. The Waipoua Forest with the biggest of all the kauri trees, Tane Mahuta is only 20km south of Omapere, and boats cross the harbour to the sand dunes. The views from the south side are magnificent, making it worthwhile to visit two of these viewpoints. Both are west of the town, Arai te Uru Reserve, along Signal Station Road , and Pakia Hill on SH12. . Hokianga's massive sand dunes provide hours of entertainment, where several companies at nearby Opononi offer visitors the chance to go tobogganing. Jump on a charter boat, and fish or cruise the Hokianga.
Omapere multi-purpose activity jetty. Far North, North Island, New Zealand
Omapere Jetty
Omapere jetty is utilised by divers, fishermen and swimmers.
The location of the town provides a striking contrast of landscapes with the opposing shores. The northern shore has golden sand dunes which drift inland for over a kilometre, while the southern shore, is composed of steep farmland with bush. You will find information on local history, activities, eateries and accommodation at the Hokianga Information Centre and Museum, which is opposite the local area school. The Labyrinth Woodworks at Waiotemarama Gorge southeast of Omapere, is one of the region’s best craft shops whose wares include carved kauri pieces. There are many bush walks in the district, the best and most popular of the short walks is the Waiotemarama Walk through a lovely bush laden valley. The Capthorne Hotel & Resort provides a Kaoaoke night every Wednesday, and each month on every second Sunday it hosts the Hokianga Country & Western Club Day.

Maori Translations
1 Omapere
AOma - Move quickly, run free
pere - throw an arrow or dart, generally by means of a
thong and rod
BO - the place of
mapere - a plant
2 Hokianga
Hoki – Return
anga – Face or move in a certain direction
3 Opononi
The place of Pononi
4 Arai te Uru
Is the name of a Taniwha (formidable deep water monster)
Hilltop view of Omapere. Far North, North Island, New Zealand
Hilltop view of Omapere
Water and landscape view of Omapere.
Shopping
Omaperes BP petrol station is next to the Tourist Hotel for your motoring needs. For your grocery essentials, visit the 4 Square which is the local superette and is only five minutes from the Tourist Hotel.

Omapere camping grounds. Far North, North Island, New Zealand
Omapere
Campers enjoying a beautiful sunny day.
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