Welcome to Opua Motel, Bay of Islands
Come to Opua Motel in the beautiful Bay of Islands and enjoy boutique style accommodation, a friendly Kiwi welcome, relax in a garden setting and take in the stunning landscape that surrounds us.
Perched on the hill just a short walk from the marina and waterfront in the historic village port of Opua we enjoy views of our stunning NZ scenery, from the Waikare Inlet and the Veronica Channel to the surrounding bush-clad hills and a clear night sky.
Opua Motel is small, friendly and welcoming, a place to relax and call home, offering affordable boutique accommodation and facilities. Our self contained units are modern and stylish, with various options available to accommodate small family groups, friends, couples and single travellers - including those with accessibility needs - all welcome.
"I know you will feel at home here!"
The motel is a great place to use as a base for your whole Northland experience, a more peaceful alternative to the other busy centres in the area.
Opua is the gateway to the adventure wonderland that makes the Bay of Islands world famous. Its focus is marine related and hosts many sailing/fishing/cruising events and activities and is a hub for those who love the sea. With its deep water harbour and sheltered position, Opua is a haven for yachts from all over the world. Here you will find:
- Opua General Store for supplies, fresh baked bread
- Marina Café open 8am for breakfast and lunch
- Visitor-friendly cruising club, racing, socialising, meals
- Marina facilities and services
- Vehicle ferry to Okiato and on to historic Russell
- Coastal and bush walkways and cycleway
- Sailing schools and charters: Great Escapes, R Tucker Thompson, Fairwinds
- Rental cars
This is a small, quiet, relaxed community of friendly locals, businesses and visiting boaties.
It is close to the resort township of Paihia (5km) the historic Russell village (10km) and the modern township of Kerikeri (30km).
We are 'cycle friendly' here, close to the start of the trail in Opua - its just down the hill. We offer affordable accommodation for everyone and pick-up/drop-off service by arrangement. Ask about our group rate (4-15 people).
"I love this part of the trail which follows the water's edge around the Waikere Inlet - tranquil and peaceful and so scenic." - A happy cyclist