Ohope Beach

Are you hosting a small/medium conference or seminar and are you looking for a venue with a difference? This is it! Surf & Sand offers superb conference facilities for up to 100 delegates and excellent accommodation for groups of up to 45 people.

We are located at Ohope Beach and the edge of Ohiwa Harbour, just 15 minutes from central Whakatane and only 25 minutes away from Whakatane airport.

At Surf & Sand, you are completely away from it all. No urban chaos, no concrete jungle, no traffic noise. Enclosed by 5 acres of beautiful, tranquil park-like settings, you will find the only disturbance to be the sound of the waves.  

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Surf & Sand offers to conference facilitators and delegates both on a business and personal level, an informal and user friendly facility which enables them to feel at peace and ease in this absolute beachfront environment making work and play conjusive to a successful and productive outcome.




Surf & Sand is undoubtedly one of the best wedding venues in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Plan your wedding between Waitangi weekend and the weekend before Christmas and you can be guaranteed to have 5 acres of park-like surroundings on the beach EXCLUSIVELY yours–  Your Day Your Way.



One of the best venues in the Bay of Plenty.  Not only is the actual location of the venue and its surrounding 5 acres of park ‘right on the beach’ an envied location, it proudly owns several titles.  Ohope Beach is ‘ NZ’s most loved beach’, it has retained the TOP sunshine hours for several years now and runner up for several more plus we are officially the Kiwi Capital of NZ.