White sands and clear waters offering timeless appeal.
Take a slow deep breath in and inhale the sights of these very special places because it is supremely worth it.
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Otama and Opito Bay are nestled at the Southern end of the Kuaotunu Peninsula and provide visitors with sandy white beaches and safe waters that just invite enjoyment to be had.
Part of the beauty of Otama and Opito Bay is that even the journey across the metalled Blackjack Road to get there is an adventure. With each twist and turn you are rewarded with some spectacular views out to the Mercury Islands and beyond. An annual pilgrimage of family and friends are attracted to these special places and their waters as they provide a great playground for swimming, snorkelling, diving and a raft of boating activities.
Otama has a long north facing beach crammed with large white sandy dunes and very few houses which gives Otama the thumbs up as a place that provides natural beauty in abundance. This beach is a popular spot where many couples have tied the knot on its beautiful sandy shores.
Opito Bay hosts some significant local Ngati Hei, Maori history at Opito Point headland Pa, which dates back to 1500. Opito Bay is now home to a very small resident population and visitors during summer who are accommodated in a raft of holiday homes ranging from modest to more upmarket.