Your Kiwi Holiday Home at Omaio Bay.
Want to be away from the crowds? Take time out at our Kiwi Holiday Home in Omaio Bay, near Te Kaha. A perfect holiday rental bach for 2 - 3 couples, or a family, to unwind on the deck or fish and explore on the beach below. Swim in the nearby river, or at a nearby sandy swimming beach, explore rock pools, or take a scenic walk through the bush to the delightful Whanarua Bay waterfall. Boat launching for the keen fisherman is available nearby.
My Omaio’s self-contained cottage and annexe accommodation offers a sun-drenched northerly aspect and breath-taking views out over the Pacific Ocean. With its great indoor-outdoor flow, you can dine al-fresco on the deck under the stars, or under twinkling patio lights next to the BBQ. It’s a relaxing traditional kiwi holiday get-away bach – New Zealand how it used to be.
Drive out from Whakatane, Bay of Plenty and head east from Opotiki towards Te Kaha along the beautiful scenic Pacific Coast Highway 35, which opens out to spectacular views across the Bay of Plenty, showcasing Whale Island with White Island volcano on the horizon.
Omaio Bay is a unique and beautiful bay and has year-round fishing from boat, kayak or beach. There is safe swimming and rock pools to explore (at low tide) at the picturesque Omaio Bay domain in front of Omaio Marae, or if you prefer you can swim at the Haparapara River 5 minutes up the road. There are many choices of safe beaches to swim nearby if the Bay out front seems rough.
In nearby Te Kaha – only 8 minutes away, you can launch your boat next to Te Kaha resort. The resort offers a bar, restaurant, but there’s also a café at the nearby Te Kaha grocery store. Three minutes up the road is the lovely Maraetai Bay, aka Schoolhouse Bay, safe for swimming, picnicking and with great boat launching.
Omaio Bay has a great store (called Highway 35) for coffee, takeaways and grocery supplies located at the beginning of the bay. Take a photo of the ageing but beautifully-sited Omaio Soldiers Memorial Church (St Patricks).
Fishing at Omaio Bay can mean a catch of snapper, terakihi, gurnard or Kahawai.
For the serious fisherman, a drive along the coast from Omaio, will take you Waihau Bay, location of world-renowned fishing competitions for deep sea fishing like Marlin, Yellow tailed Kingfish and Tuna. There you’ll also find the Waihau Bay Lodge restaurant, bar (food is recommended, especially the fish!) and a fuel stop.
Other activities nearby include horse-riding, jet boat tours of the Motu River, mountain-biking through the amazing Motu Trails, or take a picnic excursion to the East Cape Lighthouse. Go for lunch at the Macadamia Nut Orchard garden cafe overlooking lovely Whanarua Bay. Nearby is a scenic walk through beautiful bush to the delightful Whanarua Bay waterfall.
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