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Welcome to Ōpunakē

Ōpunakē is a cool little surf town on Surf Highway 45. Situated 64 km south-west of New Plymouth and 43 km north-west of Hāwera, with a 2021 population of 1,440.

A great service town in provincial Taranaki, it is surrounded by dairy farmers, the mighty Taranaki Mountain, Maunga, and some of the best surf spots in the world.

Explore the 7 km Ōpunakē Loop Trail by bike or foot, see stunning views of our rugged coastline and visit the black sand Ōpunakē beach. Maybe catch a movie at the beautifully restored, boutique, Everybody’s Theatre.

Feeling peckish, then grab some Fish n Chips or visit one of the cafes or pubs along the main street?


Check out the visit page to found more info. 

Come visit Opunake. Stay awhile, enjoy our eateries and check out our list of things to explore.


Check out what's happening in Opunake.  Browse through our community directory here.


Features about Ōpunakē.

Back your Backyard - 12/10/20

Breakfast  1 News - 12/10/20

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Business directory here or Join Opunake District and Business Association and be a part of this dynamic town.


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