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Breakeracre Apartment

A semi-detached 2 bedroom apartment overlooking park like surroundings & view of Oakura Beach & the Tasman Sea. A very short walk will have the sand between your toes and/or a dip in the sea. Entry into the apartment is via your own front door with an outside lock-box holding the key. The apartment has 2 good size bedrooms, both with wardrobes for storage. Bath robes are supplied for up to 4 guests. In the well appointed lounge/dining room area you will also find a TV, CD player & FM radio.

$67 per night
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KEATZ BnB PRIVATE RURAL RETREAT BY THE BEACH/RIVER

Warm sunny private stand alone sleep out with its own shower, toilet & outdoor kitchen . Sky TV sport/movies. 500 mt from beach, river, village with pub, restaurants & cafes. Tranquil rural setting with mountain/beach/bush outlook. Abundant bird life in large garden setting. Queen bed (extra single on request $50, If required please book 3 persons, or charged $75 on arrival). 10 minutes New Plymouth. Quality surf breaks and golf courses nearby. All nationalities welcome. Discounts longer stays.

$57 per night
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Butlers Central

Our place is very central to the village. A walk across the road to the Four Square and the local pub and cafes. Our room is very private with off street parking with your own entrance, totally detached from the main house. This is a one bedroom place with its own en suite. Recently been refurbished to a high standard. It is in walking distance to the beach and local restaurants and shops. Oakura is famous for surfing and skiing on the same day.

$51 per night

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CHESTER COTTAGE - BEACHFRONT HOTEL QUALITY
$218 per night
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Cosy self contained appartment near beach.
$63 per night
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Garden pavilion
$102 per night
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Adorable 1 Bedroom Cottage in the heart of Oakura
$89 per night
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Alabasta - modern apartment accomodation.
$89 per night
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Stunning Oakura Luxury Retreat
$207 per night
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Jans Terrace
$124 per night
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THE BEACH RETREAT - SLEEPS 12
$144 per night
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CLOVELLY - Original Kiwi Bach
$114 per night
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Luxury home with ocean views in beachside culdesac
$375 per night
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NEW!! Oakura Beach Front Apt #1
$223 per night
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Ahu Ahu Beach Villas, Family Villa
$173 per night

Your guide to Ōakura

All About Ōakura

The seaside village of Ōakura sits on the western side of the North Island between the North Taranaki Bight and the magnificent peak of Mount Taranaki. Locals call this part of the coast the Surf Highway, and the giant surfboard on the main street is another clue about why a lot of visitors come here, but Ōakura is also a creative community, home to many artists and craftspeople.

Luxury glass-fronted beach houses sit alongside surf shops and food trucks in this laid-back village with dramatic black-sand beaches, where you can sip a latte at a family-owned cafe before taking a bracing walk. Fishing is popular in the area, both surfcasting and fly fishing for brown and rainbow trout in the Ōakura River. There’s even a rusted early-20th-century shipwreck — the remains of the SS Gairloch — to explore a couple of miles west.


How do I get around Ōakura?

Visitors from the US can fly into Auckland Airport (AKL) or Wellington International Airport (WLG) and take a connecting flight to New Plymouth Airport (NPL). Ōakura is only a 30-minute drive from the airport and even closer to New Plymouth itself, which is the main city in the Taranaki region. You can drive from Auckland or Wellington in about 5 hours, but you will need to rent a car, as public transport is not really practical. Once you’ve settled into your Ōakura accommodations, you’ll see that the village is very pedestrian friendly.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Ōakura?

Ōakura has a warm, temperate climate with quite a lot of rain throughout the year. The warmest, driest month is February, when New Zealand basks in summer weather. The coldest and wettest time of year is midwinter, in June and July. The Ōakura Arts Trail has grown into a big event since it started in 2003: during the last weekend of October and the first weekend of November, you can tour the studios of local potters, jewelers, sculptors, and painters. You can also follow a self-guided trail of the studios, which are open all year round.


What are the top things to do in Ōakura?

Lucy’s Gully

Buy supplies for a picnic in Ōakura and make the 20-minute drive to Lucy’s Gully, a serene nature reserve among towering redwoods in the Kaitake Ranges. A highly respected Māori woman named Ruhira Matekai (also known as Lucy Stevens) was born here in 1820 and lived and gardened here throughout her life. Lucy’s Gully is also the starting point for the Sefton Track walking trail, which takes around three hours and links to the longer Waimoku Track.

Egmont National Park

Ōakura is a great base for exploring Egmont National Park, which spans more than 200 square miles of stunning mountain scenery, subalpine forest, and waterfalls and offers a wide range of walking paths. Take the boardwalk Mangorei Track to the reflective lake for fabulous views of Mount Taranaki, or walk to Henry Peak Lookout through a landscape of alpine tussock. Another easy path is the 30-minute Kamahi Loop, which includes a forest of gnarled kāmahi trees draped with moss and ferns.

Te Koru Pā

Te Koru Pā is one of the few Māori fortified village sites in New Zealand where you can still clearly see the remains of stone defensive walls and food storage pits. This centuries-old site is a great place to learn about Māori history. You can walk to the site in around 15 minutes on a path that crosses fields leading to the river, and you will soon be surrounded by native forest and birdsong.