ōhope beach

Ōhope Beach is an 11 kilometre stretch of white sandy beach, only 6 kms from Whakātane.
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miles of sun, sand & surf

Think of the beach scene from the Jane Campion film The Piano and you’ll be able to visualize Ōhope Beach. It offers a long uninterrupted white sand beach on one side and Port Ōhope on the other is a tidal, calm harbour with a jetty for fishing and boat ramp for launching.

When the tide retreats it there is the choice of large exposed beach and mudflat areas. North facing it gets a lot of sun. Ōhope Beach is nestled among the Pohutukawa trees with the offshore backdrop of volcanic islands Whakaari (White Island) and Moutohoroa (Whale Island). Easy to access and a great place for surfing.

Accommodation is plentiful either through Airbnb, Ōhope Beach Top 10 Holiday Park Ōhope has a small settlement with quaint shops and oozes the Kiwiana surf vibe.

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Whakātane District Council

location & distance

One of the great things about filming in the Bay of Plenty is the close proximity to New Zealand cities and rural townships.  Even when you are enjoying our spectacular rural filming locations you still have access to major infrastructure and amenities nearby.

Auckland CBD

328 Kilometres | 4 Hours, 5 Minutes

Tauranga CBD

94 Kilometres | 1 Hour, 27 Minutes

Rotorua CBD

94 Kilometres | 1 Hour, 27 Minutes

Whakatane CBD

9 Kilometres | 11 Minutes

Taupo CBD

177 Kilometres | 2 Hours, 13 Minutes