• Creative hub
  • Surfing
  • World's biggest surfboard


  • by car:

    20 mins to New Plymouth

  • by plane:

    50 mins from Auckland

You'll enjoy picturesque Ōakura for its relaxed atmosphere, family-friendly beach, vibrant cafés, and arty community.

Ōakura has that charming seaside village feel, with an eclectic mix of quaint holiday homes and million-dollar beach houses. Located 15 minutes south of New Plymouth city, the township of Ōakura is centred around a picturesque beach, perfect for families and beginner surfers.

Ōakura is also hive of creativity. If you have the time, make sure you check out the many artists, jewellers and craftspeople who have established studios in and around the village.

Be sure to look out for the world’s biggest surfboard just before the petrol station, before you stop in at one of the delectable dining options on offer along the main street.

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