Surf & Sand is undoubtedly one of the best venues in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Designed to fit into the landscape with its curved roof it echos the sand dunes and wave action. 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 has hosted a number of events from family reunions, craft classes, car and caravan rally’s and personal enrichment programs 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.
Part of our service to you –
- The venue complete with kitchen and bathroom facilities
- Round and rectangle tables
- Speaker system
- Data projector with 2.4 x 1.8 screen
- Lectern complete with light, adjustable mic and lapel mic
- White board and flip chart.
- Free WiFi
- Contactable during the week for service and advice and weekends for visits to the venue for planning purposes.
We can organise:
Accommodation located at the venue - accommodation at the Ohope Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park (adjoining property) - activities - sight seeing - catering - planning - facilitators or speakers – Golf at the Ohope International Golf Course
We can hire to you:
All your table and seating requirement, BBQ, gas heater, umbrellas and many other items.
Per day, prices start at
As with all events each one is unique and has its own special requirements, check out our customised events for something more suited to your day.
There are several one and two bedroom apartments well appointed within a few strides of the venue all with ocean views out to White Island (Whakaari) and Whale Island (Motouhora).
Where extra accommodation is required the Ohope Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park (adjoining property) offers 5 star two and one bedroom apartments ‘right on the beach’.
We have our own caterer who specialises in good quality seasonal home cooked food and has been at the receiving end of many accolades from our venue hirers for her hot homemade soups, quiches, delightful nibbles and undeniably great sandwiches.
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Your venue, your way - Let us know how best to suit your needs if you wish for a mid-week wedding or a shorter hire.