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Where to stay between Omapere and Hahei?

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Where to stay between Omapere and Hahei?

We are a couple in our 30's who will be in New Zealand in March and driving from Omapere to Hahei during our trip.

Unfortunately the hotel we are staying at in Hahei didn't have a room for the first night we wanted to stay there, so instead we need to stop for a night on the way.

Can anyone recommend a nice town to stop for a night - either a pretty spot or somewhere with a tourist attraction? It doesn't matter how far along the way it is as we were originally happy to do the drive in one day.

I was looking at Titirangi, but the accommodation seems quite expensive. We are mostly staying in B&B's or bach's for about NZD100-130 per night.

Many thanks!

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1. Re: Where to stay between Omapere and Hahei?

Hi there

The driving time between Omapere and Hahei is probably 6.5-7 hours, so a halfway stop off would be somewhere around Auckland area....

Have a look at these as possible areas.....

Warkworth/Matakana (wineries and nice coastline nearby)

Orewa (great beaches & Waiwera hot pools)

These first 2 places are north of Auckland, so just under half way through the total driving time

Miranda (bird sanctuary, coastline & hot pools)

Clevedon (rural location with nice B&Bs, wineries, cafes etc)

These last 2 places are south of Auckland and therefore just over halfway.

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2. Re: Where to stay between Omapere and Hahei?

Ps. You should have no problem in any of these locations that I suggested, finding accommodation in your price range

Have a look on www.aatravel.co.nz as a good starting point for accommodation

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3. Re: Where to stay between Omapere and Hahei?

Waihiki Island is lovely and you can take your car or camper on the ferry. Really worth it - it was one of our favorite stops along the way. We did the same drive that you are doing. Take your time and enjoy beautiful NZ. Hard to be disappointed anywhere IMO.

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