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Opunake Destination Guide

Explore Opunake in New Zealand.

Opunake in the region of Taranaki with it's 1,495 inhabitants is a place in New Zealand - some 135 mi (or 218 km) North of Wellington, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Opunake is now 07:50 PM (Saturday). The local timezone is named "Pacific / Auckland" with an UTC offset of 13 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Wellington, Upper Kahui, Richmond, Rahotu, Parihaka Pa or Rotorua. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Waiteika, Pihama, Oaonui and Opunake. We saw some video in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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RAHOTU FLOODING flv

01:24 min ( June 10, 2010 by NewZcam)
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Surface flooding filmed for tv3 news. Surface flooding hit Taranaki causing sate highway 45 to be closed for three hours blocking access to Opunake. I was on holiday (and in my personal car) hence not...

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Interesting facts about this location

Opunake High School

Opunake High School is a state co-educational secondary school in Opunake, New Zealand.

More reading: Opunake High School homepage
Located at -39.46, 173.86 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Schools in the Taranaki Region, Secondary schools in New Zealand, South Taranaki District

Opunake

Opunake is a small town on the southwest coast of Taranaki in New Zealand's North Island. It is located 45 kilometres southwest of New Plymouth. Rahotu is 16 km to the northwest. Manaia is 29 km to the southeast. State Highway 45 passes through the town. The population was 1368 in the 2006 Census, a reduction of 132 from 2001. The town was settled in the 1880s. It was intended to be a major port but, other than a jetty constructed in 1891, little else was completed.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -39.46, 173.86 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in New Zealand, South Taranaki District

Parihaka

Parihaka is a small community in Taranaki Region, New Zealand, located between Mount Taranaki and the Tasman Sea. In the 1870s and 1880s the settlement, then reputed to be the largest Māori village in New Zealand, became the centre of a major campaign of non-violent resistance to European occupation of confiscated land in the area.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -39.46, 173.86 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 11 mi away.
Tags:History of the Taranaki Region, New Zealand Wars, Nonviolent resistance movements, Populated places in New Zealand, South Taranaki District

Pungarehu

Pungarehu is a small town located on Surf Highway 45 in Taranaki, New Zealand. Pungarehu is the home of the Cape Lighthouse, situated at Taranaki's westernmost point. The town centre is located almost 5 km from the coast line. The world famous Parihaka Pa is located in Pungarehu, hosting the regular Parihaka Peace Festival. The town also hosts some small stores for the local dairy farmers.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -39.46, 173.86 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 12 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in New Zealand, South Taranaki District

Cape Egmont

Cape Egmont is the westernmost point of Taranaki, on the west coast of New Zealand's North Island. It is located close to the volcanic cone of Mount Taranaki or Mount Egmont. It was named Kaap Pieter Boreel by Dutch explorer Abel Tasman in 1642, but renamed Cape Egmont by British explorer James Cook in 1769. . Ironically, the cape retained a Dutch name, as Cook named the mountain and cape after the Earl of Egmont, who claimed descent of the Dutch House of Egmond.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -39.46, 173.86 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
Tags:Headlands of New Zealand, South Taranaki District