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Beautiful, secluded spot. Lots of wildlife. Stunning, clear blue water. Tide comes in very quickly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Whakatane, New Zealand
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Worth the climb and effort...

This is my favorite place in Ohope, a secluded beach with turquoise water, and a lovely bush walk... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
Brigitte M
Ohope, New Zealand
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West End, Ohope, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous beach for a walk and watching a group of surfers master the fast, rolling waves. A lovely bay with some nice houses overlooking the scenic waters. The beach is clean and the water clear - a good combination

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, secluded spot. Lots of wildlife. Stunning, clear blue water. Tide comes in very quickly and unexpectedly so be careful and very aware if fishing off the rocks.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank K1217
Reviewed March 7, 2018

This is a lovely little bay, especially if the weather is calm. Be aware it is affected by the tides - especially access from the Whakatane end. The walk from Kohi point took about 2 hours and requires an average (or above) + level of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank latabi
Reviewed March 4, 2018

This is my favorite place in Ohope, a secluded beach with turquoise water, and a lovely bush walk to get there. Rest under the pohutukawa overhanging from the cliffs, and dip in the water when getting too warm. This is NZ at its best!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Brigitte M
Reviewed January 1, 2018

You can walk down to Otarawairere Bay from the Otarawairere settlement up the top. Abit steep but lovely walk through the bush. Takes about 10 mins down, 15 mins up.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank AMFMNewZealand
Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

Those who write it’s a 10 minute walk are super fit! But what’s really good is it’s proper steps and great viewing places for the necessary pauses to catch your breath. Once into the bay, the shells making the sand are stunning. So pleased I...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank SarahNott
Reviewed November 24, 2017

A very nice walk from the beach up to the look out point and some nice almost desserted beaches with lots of swimming opportunity

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank TrudyEvers
Reviewed August 11, 2017

A 10 minute walk from west end in Ohope, and the views are just amazing. Highly recommended to do this walk when visiting the area.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Alison K
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Takes about 10 minutes each way, up and over a fairly steep hill to the bay. Good place to visit all year round, although it is a little slippery after rain. Excellent views, scenery and rock pools!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank DHC2-Man
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Great spot for swim while walking the track from Ohope to Whakatane. Lots of steps, but stunning bush (especially in summer when the Pohutukawas are out) and refreshing for a swim when you make it.

Date of experience: January 2017
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