Explore Ohope

The beautiful Ohope Beach is first glimpsed as you drive over the hill from neighbouring Whakatane. No matter how many times you make the journey, it always makes you smile and you instantly start to relax into holiday mode.

Ohope Beach is an 11 km stretch of sand along the Pacific Ocean and is based in one of the sunniest locations in New Zealand. Combined with being one of the safest swimming beaches, it is the ultimate beach getaway location.

Otarawairere Bay

Otarawairere Bay

To find out the latest events, great photos, information on the multitude of walks and why you should be booking your holiday now, Driftsand recommends http://www.whakatane.com/ohope-beach for your go-to guide on what is happening. A large number of walks and adventure activities are walking distance from Driftsand.

If you are not relaxed enough, Driftsand Boutique Accommodation recommends Elura Spa & Wellbeing. At Elura, they will nurture you and offer Elite Holistic Healing body treatments, using natural, eminently scented ingredients and utilising the latest technology equipment. Further information is provided at http://www.elura.co.nz/

White Island lies just off shore and can be accessed by both boat and helicopter. Please ask for further information on booking White Island tours. To make it a special event we recommend flying with Frontier Helicopters on their White Island Volcano Adventure, land in the sulphurous crater, and explore it’s moon-like surface. A great avenue for those that don’t travel well on the sea.