Opua is located in the Bay of Islands, in the sub-tropical Northland region of New Zealand. It is notable as the first port for overseas yachts arriving in the country after crossing the Pacific Ocean.
It is a popular destination for cruising yachts owing to its sheltered, deep water anchorage, and numerous facilities for cruisers, including the 250-berth Opua Marina, Ashby's Boatyard and Opua Cruising Club. more
On the wharf, a number of charter companies offer yachts you can sail yourself.
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Mobile-friendly - Based in Opua, gateway to the historic and beautiful Bay of Islands, Bucket List is one of New Zealand’s premier charter vessels. Accommodating intimate groups of up to 8 people overnight, or 25 guests for a day trip, we cater for a range of activities including sightseeing, fishing, snorkelling, tramping, water skiing and marine encounters.
Mobile-friendly - Perched on the waters edge above the Bay of Islands, Crows Nest Villas features visually stunning panoramic sea views. Each ultra-luxurious retreat accommodates up to five guests per unit with two en suite bedrooms, fully equipped designer kitchens, flat-panel HD televisions and a private sun deck. Enjoy the birds-eye view of the Bay of Islands as the tension melts away.
Mobile-friendly - Come fishing on Grand Cru: specialising in big game or light tackle fishing charters. Or choose the Ultimate Package by staying on board Grand Cru at the end of each awesome day/s fishing. Available for charter for as many days/nights as you wish to experience. Let us know how we can provide you with the trip of your dreams.
Mobile-friendly - Sail yourself sailing holidays. For experienced sailors, we have a fleet of well-maintained yachts, trailer-boats and power-boats you can hire. For less experienced sailors we can teach you to sail and handle the boats. Our most popular course is the six-day liveaboard adventure; three days with an instructor then three days cruising by yourselves in our beautiful Bay-of-Islands.
World-class shore-based diving for open water divers through to tech divers, dive courses, gear hire, air fills & Nitrox fills, accommodation and meals all in a fun, social and relaxed atmosphere. Locations within the Bay of Islands: Hole in the Rock, Danger Rock, Canterbury Wreck or for advanced divers enjoy the Poor Knight Islands on our Liveaboard Sun Spy.
Mobile-friendly - Experience the best Bay Fishing catching fresh fish for dinner in the beautiful Bay of Islands or in the Hauraki Gulf from the Scenic Coromandel west coast. Catch Kingfish, Snapper, John Dory, Trevally and the huge variety of species in the Bays. Or go on a Deep Sea Adventure targeting Marlin, Tuna, Hapuka or Swordfish.
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Where: Forum North, Whangarei
Address: Rust Ave, Whangarei
From: 7:30pm on Thursday 19th September 2019
To: 9:30pm on Thursday 19th September 2019
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Where: Dragonfly Springs Wetland Sanctuary, Whangarei
Address: 45 Raumati Cresent, Onerahi, Whangarei
From: 10:00am on Thursday 19th September 2019
To: 2:00pm on Thursday 19th September 2019
Blaclist. - Thirsty Thursday Takeover
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Where: The Old Stone Butter Factory, Whangarei
Address: 8 Butter Factory Lane, Whangarei
From: 8:30pm on Thursday 19th September 2019
To: 11:59pm on Thursday 19th September 2019
Overnight Cruise in the Bay of Islands
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Where: The Rock Adventure Cruise, Paihia, Bay of Islands
Address: 69 Marsden Rd, Paihia, Bay of Islands
From: 4:00pm on Thursday 1st August 2019
To: 11:59pm on Tuesday 24th September 2019
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Where: Octagon Theatre, Whangarei
Address: 13 Aubrey St, Regent, Whangarei
From: 7:00pm on Friday 13th September 2019
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 29th September 2019
Zumba Whangarei with Cecile
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Where: Whangarei RSA, Whangarei
Address: 9 Rust Avenue, Whangarei
From: 9:30am on Monday 2nd September 2019
To: 10:30am on Thursday 24th October 2019
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Where: Coopers Beach Bowling & Social Club, Doubtless Bay, Far North
Address: 234 State Highway 10, Doubtless Bay, Far North
From: 9:30am on Thursday 4th October 2018
To: 3:00pm on Thursday 12th December 2019
Latin Dancing Rhythms
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Where: Whangarei RSA, Whangarei
Address: 9 Rust Avenue, Whangarei
From: 9:00pm on Thursday 5th September 2019
To: 10:00pm on Thursday 19th December 2019
Play social tennis with Mairtown Women’s Tennis on Wednesdays and/or Thursdays at 9:15 – 11.30 a.m., all year round. We are a very friendly group who enjoy tennis and socialising; come and join us. Brighton Rd, ...
Where: Mairtown Tennis Club, Whangarei
Address: 100 Brighton Rd, Whangarei
From: 9:15am on Wednesday 18th September 2019
To: 11:30am on Thursday 19th December 2019
Fun Times with DOC
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Where: Whangarei Central Library, Whangarei
Address: 5 Rust Avenue, Whangarei
From: 10:00am on Wednesday 18th September 2019
To: 11:00am on Thursday 19th September 2019