Location: Ohope Beach, New Zealand
The majesty of Ohope Beach comes into view as you travel over the Mokorua hill from Whakatane and instantly you begin to smile and relax.
Ohope Beach is an 11km stretch of sand along the Pacific Ocean in one of the sunniest locations in New Zealand to one of the most superb locations in New Zealand.
White Island lies just off shore and can be accessed by both boat and helicopter. Please ask for further information on booking White Island tours. To make it a special event and as a great alternative we recommend flying with Frontier Helicopters on their White Island Volcano Adventure, land in the sulphurous crater, and explore it's moon-like surface.
Close at hand is a links style golf course, tennis courts, open all year and in season a kite surfing school and surf school.
Living at West End has been our playground involving water sports ranging from paddle boarding, surfing, kayaking, surfcasting and of course swimming and wading in the shallows. The local bush-clad hills provide several walks around the heads to private bays and jaunts through native New Zealand bush with birdlife aplenty. The bush behind us and the ocean in front – our place, our paradise is ready for sharing with our guests.
Ocean View is elegant accommodation situated at 18 West End Road, nestled in a small beachside community with awesome neighbours and friendly residents.
For your convenience, it is just a walk of 200m to 2 restaurants, a shop, café, pizza and an art boutique and if you wish to dine further afield arrangements for a courtesy van are available for the Ohope Charter Club.
For the sports enthusiasts, tennis courts are 2km away and the Ohope golf course is 10km from our motel. The Ohiwa Harbour is a playground for sailors, anglers, swimmers, paddle boarders and motorboats. The area prides itself in maintaining the balance with the richness of the marine biodiversity of this still very natural environment.
For the history buff, the area is rich in Maori and early European history. Visits to the museum in Whakatane, Opotiki, Wairaka Marae and Taneatua's living building are a must.