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Opito Bay and Crayfish Bay

A secluded white sandy beach great for swimming and snorkeling and access to the turquoise waters of Crayfish Bay


Located at the southern end of the Kūaotunu Peninsula and 25 min North of Whitianga. Opito Bay (5 mins beyond Otama) is a secluded white sandy beach great for swimming and snorkeling.

To the southern end of Opito Beach you can walk to Crayfish Bay (via Opito Pa) a stunning horse shoe shaped bay with turquoise waters and rock pools, ideal for snorkeling. With steps and a fence to climb this walk is not suitable for pushchairs. 

Directions: From Kūaotunu turn off SH25 on to Black Jack Road and follow the sealed road through to Otama. Here the road will continue on as a gravel road where you will arrive at Opito Bay. Continue on to the road end where you will find a carpark, where you can commence the short walk to Crayfish Bay.

NOTE: This beach is not patrolled by Surf Life Saving NZ and can be effected by dangerous condition. 

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