Shelters surrounded by native bush over looking the water at Opotaka

Opening Hours

Open every day of the year

parking no-smoking

Entry

Free

Address

Te Ponanga Saddle Road
Otukou 3382

+64 4 472 4341

information@heritage.org.nz

Opotaka visit

From the historical Māori kāinga (settlement) of Opotaka near National Park you look directly out to Motuopuhi Island, where Māori rangatira (chief) Te Rauparaha famously hid from his pursuers in a kumara pit. The event was the spark for ‘Ka Mate’, the famous haka later adopted by the All Blacks in which the great Ngāti Toa chief describes emerging from doubt and darkness into the light of day.

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