Top 5 Things to do and see in Ohiwa

Whether you're a thrill-seeker or a nature lover, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for!

Top 5 Things To Do and See in Ohiwa

Venture off the beaten track and find yourself in the action-packed, immensely beautiful Ohiwa. Whether you're a thrill-seeker or a nature lover, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in this picturesque coastal town.

Here are five of the best things to do in Ohiwa:

Go kayaking at Ohiwa Harbour

Credit: Tourism Bay of Plenty

Ohiwa Harbour is a tranquil body of water surrounded by stunning scenery and is the perfect place for kayaking. It offers stunning views of the surrounding hills and wildlife and the calm waters make it an excellent spot for kayaking (even for beginners).

You can rent kayaks from our reception at our Ohiwa Beach holiday park and explore the area at your own pace, taking in the breathtaking scenery and observing the diverse birdlife. Paddle around the small islands, stop for a picnic on a secluded beach or try your hand at fishing – the perfect way to spend a relaxing day in nature!

Chat to our friendly reception team about hiring a kayak for the day.

Hike in the Ohiwa Scenic Reserve

The Ohiwa Scenic Reserve is a lush coastal forest only 5 minutes from our holiday park and is perfect for any nature or hiking enthusiasts. It is known for its diverse and unique ecosystems, including forests, wetlands, and estuaries and is home to an abundance of wildlife, including rare bird species, marine mammals, and reptiles. The reserve’s well-maintained trails offer breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape and allow visitors to get up close and personal with nature.

With its diverse range of environments, from coastal sand dunes to dense forests, it truly makes for an unforgettable experience. Take a leisurely hike through the forest and enjoy the scenery, or tackle one of the more challenging trails for a true adventure.

Take a dolphin and whale-watching tour

Chat to our friendly staff at reception for more information on local tours.

Ohiwa is in a prime spot for dolphin and seal encounters, and there are several tours available that will take you out on the water to spot these magnificent creatures. Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or just looking for a relaxing day on the water, this is a must-do activity in Ohiwa!

Visit the Ohiwa Oyster Farm

The Ohiwa Oyster Farm is a local favourite, and it’s the perfect place to sample some of the freshest oysters you’ll ever taste. Take a tour of the farm and learn about the oyster farming process, or simply sit back and enjoy the delicious seafood in the farm’s restaurant.

Fish right from Ohiwa Beach

Ohiwa Beach offers a diverse range of fishing opportunities, from surfcasting to rock fishing and even kayaking. It is a great spot for both novice and experienced fishermen alike, with the chance to catch a variety of species including snapper, kahawai, trevally, and kingfish.

The best time to fish at Ohiwa Beach is during the summer months when the water is warmer, and the fish are more active. However, it is also possible to catch fish during the winter months. With stunning views of the ocean and surrounding hills, Ohiwa Beach is not only a fantastic fishing spot but also a beautiful place to spend a day outdoors.

Tasman Holiday Parks – Ohiwa Beach

These 5 things to do in Ohiwa are merely just a taste of what this picturesque coastal town has to offer. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker, nature lover, or simply looking for a relaxing getaway, you’ll find it all in Ohiwa.

For a comfortable and relaxing visit to Ohiwa Beach, stay at Tasman Holiday Parks. Our holiday park is ideally situated right on the sandy shores of Ohiwa Beach, offering spectacular views and easy access to all the best that this stunning location has to offer. We have a range of accommodation options to suit every budget and group size, including cozy cabins, spacious motels, and powered and unpowered camping sites. We also offer a variety of on-site facilities including a swimming pool, playground, and outdoor dining area, making it easy for you to spend your days having fun and creating memories.

Don’t wait, book your next adventure today at Tasman Holiday Parks – Ohiwa Beach.