Local Area

The Bay of Plenty, New Zealand is so named by Captain Cook on his discovery voyage of New Zealand. This rightfull name applies to the 14km of white sands of Ohope. This Eastern Bay Beach has a large tidal zone, so walks along the wide hard sand at low tide is a pleasure. This also makes this beach one of the safest in New Zealand for surf swimming. Ohope is very popular with bathers, surfers, golfers, fishers, families, friends and lovers.

Aquarius Motel is ideally positioned for all the attractions of stunning Ohope Beach. With both sea and harbour views you can see it all and walk to it all right from the motel. Close by you will find Ohope Chartered Club for great dining and entertainment. Ohope Golf Club is located at the end of Harbour Road and is rated by Peter Williams as one of New Zealands top courses. There are also several restaurants, shops and cafes located within Ohope.

Over the hill you will find the town of Whakatane where you can find everything you may need for eating, drinking, shopping and entertainment.

Whatever you want from your holiday Ohope and Whakatane has it all and what better place to stay than Aquarius Motel – at the heart of it!