Opua New Zealand

Opua

Opua is where the car ferry can be caught to drive over to Russell. Known as the ‘Gateway to the Bay of Islands’, Opua is a beautiful seaside home, well known as a sailing haven, and the first spot tired sailors make land after a gruelling crossing of the South Pacific. And there can be nowhere more comfortable, peaceful and beautiful to recuperate. Sitting on the southern edge of the beautiful Bay of Islands, where the Waikeri and Kawakawa Rivers merge, Opua is the best place in Northland for exploring the water. However, if crossing the South Pacific is a little strenuous for your annual break, Opua should not be overlooked as a spot to dip your toes, lie back in the sun and let life float past on the sea breeze. Opua Marina, New Zealand’s first port of call Anyone visiting Opua will spend time down at the marina. Opua Marina is a beautiful place to sit and forget about life, the marina is also the hub for departing cruises, day trips and sailing excursions through the 144 …