A large waterfront villa home set up to accommodate overseas working holiday visa holders. Help is given to find work in the growing local kiwifruit orchards and pack houses. There's also unique stuff to discover at The Wharf Hub and locally.

Fantastic longer term accommodation for working backpackers and also a center for discovery.

The Wharf Hub is a place for both being and for doing, a place for both inner restoration and helping others, a place to discover what inspires you.

The Wharf Hub offers good clean inexpensive 'ship shape' accommodation, ii is also an active retreat offering different experiences, like standing in awe before a 2000 year old burial tree named Taketakerau. These are listed on our web site.

The house has full cooking facilities, four bedrooms, a boat house, two bathrooms and decks aplenty. Places to mingle and spaces to retreat.

What you gain from your stay you can take away.

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Months of Operation:
All months of the year


Proximity to town:
5 minutes walk to township

Proximity to airport:
Opotiki has a grass runway airport and helicopter landing zone

5 car off road parks available at The Wharf Hub

Weather Considerations:
Seldom cancelled



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Minimum Age:

Other Charges:
Only minimum weekly rate of $130 a week per person available.

The Wharf Hub is primarily set up for working holiday visa holders. Weekly rate of $130 a week (2019) per person payable in advance applies. Guests must be working for this rate to apply.

Cancellation Policy:
Full cancellation refund is given if we get a full weeks notice prior to your intended visit.

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