Opunake | Surf Highway 45 at your Doorstep

Posted by Danny Bates on June 17, 2021
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Living in Opunake | Surf highway 45

Opunake is a town that lies within the territory of South Taranaki, located 64km South/West of New Plymouth. Enjoy the 1-hour drive between Taranaki’s main city (New Plymouth) and Opunake by soaking up the breathtaking scenic views along Surf Highway 45. This popular surf/beach town is sure to draw you in with its range of local treasures, including its stunning cliff top walkway, boutique cinema and its range of delicious cafes that include great coffee, and of course the famous local surf beach.

Opunake’s crescent-shaped beach is a local hotspot in Summer, with many visitors coming from all over New Zealand to enjoy a more relaxing summer break. The local holiday park located at the beach edge is usually booked out months (or even years) in advance, and the local Airbnb’s are hard to find due to returning holiday goers year on year. 

Surrounded by dairy farms, Mt Taranaki and some of the best surf spots in the world, Opunake is known as a holiday destination, especially for those who like to surf. If you’re looking to enjoy quieter small-town living, then Opunake is the place for you. Or perhaps you’re after a holiday bach for the family, where you can make steady income during the months when you’re not using it.

Property Snapshot

Opunake’s property market has been growing in popularity over the years, especially amongst those looking for a holiday bach or home away from home! Opunake’s current median listing price for houses sits at $345,000. This is more attractive than other local surf towns located around New Zealand. Tauranga, for example, currently has a median listing price of $895,00, and the likes of Raglan has a high current median listing price of $850,000.

  • Opunake is a town in the South Taranaki district and has a population of 2,028 people. 
  • 34.97% of Opunake’s occupants live in rental accommodation.
  • The current median rent for houses is $350 per week.
  • The median rental yield is 4.61%.

If you’re in the market for a new property, why not check out our top listings for sale in Opunake. Please note that these listings are correct and available from the date of this blog being published in June 2021. 

Houses for sale in Opunake

Living in Opunake Taranaki

Sea for Miles

This 1960’s three-bedroom home has been lovingly renovated to create a serene yet classic home. This property has it all; whether you're looking for a family home or looking to downsize - this beautiful low maintenance home is an absolute must to view.

Step off your huge entertainer’s deck and take pleasure in the fact you’re one of only seven properties that back onto the reserve. Enjoy unobstructed ocean views while the kids go off to the nearby playground to blow off some steam. You can take advantage of this sought after location, less than a 2-minute walk to the beach and just a 5-minute walk to shops, cafes, theatre and pubs. The iconic clifftop walkway/cycleway is literally on your doorstep - you could live a lifestyle that would be the envy of many.

Location: 26 Fox Street, Opunake, South Taranaki
Listing Price: Offers over $749,000
More information: Check out our latest listings here ›


Houses for sale in Opunake

Fully Renovated Easy Living

Everything has been done in this well-maintained home. All you need to do is move your family in, relax and enjoy. Set back a little from the road, this house is well positioned and well located. Just a 10-minute walk to Middleton Bay beach to walk the dogs and close to the loop track walkway, Sandfords Event Centre, pools and schools.

This home features a designer kitchen with granite benchtops, large living areas with two decks to capture both the morning and afternoon sun. Featuring three large bedrooms, plus an office or nursery, and a massive walk-in wardrobe/room off the main bedroom. This home is fully insulated and also has a log fire to keep the family warm and toasty during the cooler winter months.

Internal garage access from the double car shed (with excellent storage) and low maintenance, fully fenced 1331m2 section provides plenty of room to store the caravan or a sleepout for the teenagers.

Location: 181a Tasman Street, Opunake, South Taranaki
Listing Price: $559,000
More information: View the listing here ›

Houses for sale in OpunakeThe Perfect Lock-up and Leave

A convenient 2-minute walk to Opunake beach, coastal walkway, shops, pubs and theatre, this three-bedroom, three-bathroom home is an extremely tidy, unique family home. Featuring a designer kitchen, two bedrooms with ensuites, bi-fold opening windows, four heat pumps and excellent soundproofing, all that's left to do is the landscaping. This would make an ideal lock and leave, rental/Airbnb or family home. Subject to the issue of title, this site will be fully fenced and is expected to be approximately 686m2 upon completion of the sub-division.

Houses for sale in Opunake

If you’re looking for a career change, there is the option to purchase the hotel with accommodation that is located next door. Whether you would like to continue to operate as is, there is also the opportunity to develop this further. The team is taking all enquiries - big or small, so get in touch today to discuss your options.

Location: 32 Fox Street, Opunake, South Taranaki
Listing Price: Best offer
More information: Check out our latest listings here ›

If you’re planning to move to Opunake or looking to purchase a holiday bach, then why not check out our full range of homes currently on the market by clicking on the link below. Or, if you’re looking to take advantage of the seller’s market, our team of trusted salespeople are available to talk you through your options. Why not book a free, no-obligation property appraisal by clicking here.

View our current listings in Opunake ›


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