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Opoutama Beach, or Blue Bay as it's often called, is a freedom camping spot on the Mahia Peninsula. The beach is a white sandy one, safe for swimming, relaxing, picnics, walking and surfing if the conditions are right. At certain times of the year, weather permitting, it is possible to observe dolphins frolicking in the surf. There are public toilets at the main parking area and multiple small parking areas along the beach.

Only self-contained vehicles are permitted here.


To reach Opoutama Beach take SH 2 heading towards Gisborne. At Nuhaka, continue straight ahead towards Opoutama and Mahia. Just over the railway lines turn right. This will take you to the beach access.

Where to find us

Physical Address: 9 Paul Street, Wairoa 4108
Postal Address: PO Box 54, Wairoa 4160, Hawke’s Bay
Opening Hours:
Weekdays 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Weekends and public holidays 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
CLOSED Christmas Day

Contact us

0800 HAWKES BAY (429537 229)
and press 3 for Wairoa

+64 6 838 7440
+64 6 838 3901

9 Paul Street, Wairoa 4108
PO Box 54, Wairoa 4160, Hawke’s Bay
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