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Located in the East Coast region
Explore the Motu Trails, relax on the sandy coastline, or discover the thousands of shades of green in the Waioeka Gorge.
In this area is the Hukutaia Domain. In this domain is a 2,500-year-old Puriri Tree, highly sacred to local Māori.
Ōpōtiki comes from the name of a spring above Waiotahi Beach. It dates to a legend from the migration from Hawaiiki, about a chief, his brother and their two Tanahanaha fish pets known as O-Potiki-mai Tawhiti or "two pets from afar".
Reflecting the area’s importance for Māori, the main street of Ōpōtiki is decorated with the works of master carvers.
To get to Ōpōtiki you can travel from: