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The Wharf Hub - voyage beyond

The Wharf Hub - voyage beyond
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1 High Str., , Opotiki
027 350 4910
http://www.thewharfhub.com

Want the fish you eat to be organic?

It's no longer a dream or science fiction,  the reality is that here and now we can be doing things to grow more fish in the sea. A combination of science, indigenous cultural perspectives (kaitiakitanga), some concrete, a boat and your involvement are all that is needed to start growing more fish in the sea.

With fish and other seafood providing a major source of clean healthy organic protein, investing some time and energy into learning about how to grow more fish in the sea makes good sense. This is truly the era when mankind can work in partnership with nature.

Just like planting a garden, except on the sea floor, reefs provide much needed structure for marine life on otherwise featureless seabed. Our 'voyages' in awareness take you deeper than deployed modules, and engage  more subtle Maori environmental management practices (Kaitiakitanga) and our connection with marine life. 

Our heritage waterfront accommodation at The Wharf Hub offers a donation land based marine life tour with every stay and our distinctive 'voyages' (workshops) will take you to places beyond.

 

The Wharf Hub 

The Wharf Hub offers nautical themed heritage accommodation taking you both back in time and into the future.  Our web site   www.thewharfhub.com   gives full details of affordable accommodation 'fares' and all the other attractions available.   

Outside is the Opotiki harbour estuary to explore (we have kayaks), The Motu Trails cycleway/walkway section starts on the Wharf alongside, (we have bikes) and in warmer months the free water park is right here. (we have warm showers)

There are other natural treasures in the area to explore as well. including a glow worm grotto, coastal walks and Hukutaia Domain which contains NZ largest collection of native plants and a 2000 year old burial tree called Taketakerau.

Bookings via phone 07 3155831,  text   027 350 4910  or email   wharfhub@reaf.nz

Environment Friendly Action

We conserve heat We conserve water We employ alternative energy resources: wind/solar/water We recycle where possible We compost food waste We use sustainable toilet/grey water waste disposal We use bio-degradable cleaning agents We use reclaimed or low embodied energy building materials We use renewable natural furnishings We instruct staff in green practices We mention green/eco issues on our website We conserve/care for wildlife in our area/ natural pest eradication We participate in community environmental initiatives

Other Environment Friendly Initiatives

Building a Community Reef is a significant economic and social development initiative in New Zealand. The NZ Government has no policy on reef building and as such does not fund efforts to grow more fish in the sea.

Tariff

Our First Class fare at $55 per person a night includes the heritage 'Masters Room' with queen bed, your own continental breakfast pantry, tea, coffee making, TV and DVD, waterfront views. Stay two nights and more and choose daily from free mountain bikes for the Dunes trail section of the Motu Trails, free kayaks for exploring the estuary, a free guided Marine life Tour or river fishing gear. Full details and tariffs on our web site at www.thewharfhub.com

All Year Available

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Directions

The Wharf Hub is located right by the historic Opotiki Wharf, on the corner of Wharf Street and High Street.
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User Reviews

There are: 3 reviews, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5
Between two of us, within a single hour - an astonishing catch of 27 good size fish, 14 snapper, the rest kahawai, gurnard, and koheru. Such fishing we haven't experienced in decades!
Posted by Lynne D on 2009-07-20 09:37:12
Ray and I started to fish and within a minute I had hooked my first fish, under Maori culture your first fish is released, I was a bit sad but no sooner had my hook hit the bottom again than I had another bite.
Posted by Murdo P from UK on 2009-07-07 10:18:24
Having done some research on sustainable fishing methods, visiting the Opotiki Community Reef site was incredibly interesting. It is an excellent example of what can be done to ensure that fish populations thrive in the future.
Alison M., Hampshire, UK
Posted by Alison M on 2009-07-07 08:57:57