Discover Ohope Beach Activities at Moanarua

Taroi and I are passionate about this beautiful place and as tangata whenua of the area we enjoy sharing our knowledge.

At Moanarua, we’re deeply passionate about this stunning locale, and as tangata whenua (people of the land), we take great pleasure in sharing our local knowledge.

Immerse yourself in the rich history of Ohiwa Harbour as you explore its waters. Moanarua offers captivating fishing trips and enlightening harbour tours for up to three people. Additionally, for our valued guests, we provide complimentary bike and kayak rentals, enabling you to experience the beauty of Ohope Beach in a unique way.

For those with a fascination for the night sky, we offer the use of our Nova 102mm AZ3 Refractor Telescope—an excellent tool for moon observation and stargazing, perfect for all astronomy enthusiasts.

Experience the wonders of Ohope Beach with Moanarua’s exciting activities.

Bicycle Hire

Free for guests staying at Moanarua

1 Hour – $10.00
Half a day – $25.00
Full day
$40.00 per person
(Helmets and reflective vests provided)


Boat Trips

Cultural / Historic tours
$85.00 per person
Sunset wine and cheese tour
$85.00 per person
Ohiwa harbour fishing trip
(including all fishing gear and morning or afternoon tea) $85.00 per person

Kayak Hire

Free for guests staying at Moanarua

1 hour – $15.00
2 hours – $20.00
4 hours – $30.00
Full day – $45.00
(Prices are per kayak)

Ohope Beach

Ohope Beach is known as New Zealand’s Best Beach and is suitable for a wide range of beach activities. The beach is 11km long and is frequented by families, surfers, fishing enthusiasts and beach lovers. There are lifeguard patrols located at popular swimming areas during the summer months.

Refractor Telescope Stargazing

Our Nova 102mmb AZ3  Refractor Telescope – ideal for viewing the moon and studying the constellations – great for all those interested in doing a bit of star gazing.

Ohiwa Harbour

Ohiwa Harbour is located in the southern half of Ohope. The Harbour is a haven for sightseeing, walks, fishing, kayaking and boat trips. The Harbour has a shallow estuary which provides perfect opportunities.

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