Perhaps it’s all the local activities.

Strolling around our kiwifruit and avocado orchards, Motu river jet boating, exploring the local town, golfing, fishing and ambling along the miles of safe sandy swimming beaches. Otherwise jump in your car and within 2-hours easy drive are Gisborne (the world’s most Eastern city and famous for its Chardonnay wine), Rotorua (tourist town with lots of geysers and hot-water) and Tauranga city (NZ’s fastest growing commercial area). Of course the best drive of them all is up the beautiful East Cape with coastal views, beautiful secluded bays and some of the worlds best fishing.

You guessed it, our guests are not even tired of all that!

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For a helicopter photo tour of the surrounding area please download our Adobe PDF Slide Show file at the bottom of this page – beware its a 2.5MB file. If you don’t have the free Adobe Reader software, go to and download the latest free version.

The tour starts from west of Opotiki and moves along the coast-line towards the township. After aerials of Opotiki, the rivers and the golf-course, there is a photo of our house and Capeview cottage (surrounded by kiwi-fruit orchards), before traveling up the East Cape showing the many secluded bays, Marenui bluff and Te Kaha. We are lucky to live in such a beautiful spot……come and join us.

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