Surf & Sand is undoubtedly 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. 

Situated at the end of an 11 kilometer stretch of land reaching out parallel with the beach and Ohiwa Harbour – the jewel in the crown – tucked in behind us, we are perfectly placed for your special event.

Surf & Sand venue has hosted a number of events from family reunions, craft classes, car and caravan rally’s and personal enrichment programme’s and The Kiwi Trust kiwi chick release ceremony.  The National Surf Life Saving, NZ Sevens, Fiji Rugby World Cup team and the Waikato Magic Netball are some of the sporting teams to have used our venue and accommodation as a base while training and performing in our Region.

The venue provides the perfect base in which to work, play, have fun and explore Ohope and the wider region of Whakatane, the Eastern Bay of Plenty and all it has to offer.


Endless opportunities are available to add your personal touch both inside the venue and outside to make it truly your day   –    Your venue, your way.



Surf & Sand can offer you the most beautiful beachside accommodation for you and your guests. Have a look at our options.



Take a look at our gorgeous location and what is local to us.