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.

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Bay of Islands Marina

With 400 marina berths ranging from 10.5m to 50m, the Bay of Islands Marina is a stunning destination for cruisers and boat enthusiasts alike. The marina is currently undergoing expansion with 150 new berths, a new cafe and the relocated Opua General Store.

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Opua Village

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.

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Bay of Islands Activities

Include dolphin watching, sailing, cruising, fishing, sightseeing, bush and coastal walks, kayaking, diving, swimming, eating out, settler and Māori history and cultural experience, wineries, coach tours, twin coast cycleway, farmers markets and much more.