Paihia, the gateway to the Bay of Islands, is just a 5 min drive from Opua. This popular tourist destination offers supermarkets, local markets, I-Site, shops, café’s, restaurants, pubs and sport facilities. Nearby to the north is the historic settlement of Waitangi and the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and the Museum. Close by the residential and commercial area of Haruru Falls where you can admire the falls and enjoy the walking track following the river to the Golf Course. Near Waitangi is the very popular Mountain Bike Park for all abilities and ages.
Close by, going North, wonderful beaches and places to see, from Taupo Bay to Karikari peninsula, Cape Reinga, Ninety Mile Beach, Ancient Kauri Kingdom in Kaitaia, Ahipara Surfing paradise and the mystic Hokianga harbour, the spectacular kauri forest featuring Tane Mahuta, the king of the forest, the largest and oldest kauri tree in New Zealand; the amazing sand dunes on the west and the Waipoua forest. The unique boulders of Wairere and Koutu.