If you are looking for peace and quiet or a weekend of fishing and hunting then Opotiki is the place for you, enjoy thermal areas with delightful hot pools, many rivers and lakes well stocked with fish, bush country with hunting for deer, wild pigs, goats and opossum and, of course, the beautiful Bay of Plenty with deep-sea fishing, boating, surfcasting, surfing and swimming.
The town of Opotiki is the northern gateway to Eastland, the East Cape/Gisborne area. The town is situated on a harbor inlet formed by the junction of two rivers, the Waioeka and the Otara and is sheltered from the cold southerlies that are experienced in many other places. It is an equable climate and the yearly hours of sunshine rate high in the New Zealand tables. Light frosts are experienced in winter and brief periods of heavy rainfall can occur at any time.