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Beach nearby
Individually decorated, individually furnished, laptop workspace
32-inch TV with cable channels
Individually decorated, individually furnished, laptop workspace

Overview of Headlands


3.5 star property
City-center Opunake hotel with bar/lounge

8.2/10 Very good

46 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Meeting Facilities
4 Havelock Street, Opunake, 4616
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Near the beach
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Conference space
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate dining area
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • New Plymouth (NPL) - 56 min drive


  • Arty Tarts Café - 3 min walk
  • Dreamtime Surf Shop - 3 min walk
  • Sugar Juice Cafe - 5 min walk
  • Surf Inn - 6 min walk

About this property


Situated by the ocean, Headlands is a great choice for a stay in Opunake. For a bite to eat, guests can check out Headlands Opunake, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights include a bar/lounge, a terrace, and a garden. Fellow travelers say good things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open Sunday - Tuesday (8:30 AM - 3 PM)
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Conference space


  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)

Sleep well

  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate dining area

Freshen up

  • 3 bathrooms
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Shared accommodations
  • Cleaning supplies

Special features


Headlands Opunake - This café serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for NZD 30.0 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 30.0 per day


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Headlands Hotel Opunake
Headlands Hotel
Headlands Opunake
Headlands Hotel
Headlands Opunake
Headlands Hotel Opunake

Frequently asked questions

Does Headlands offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Headlands does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Headlands?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Headlands?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Headlands?
You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Headlands and nearby?
Headlands has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Headlands?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Dreamtime Surf Shop (3-min walk), Sugar Juice Cafe (5-min walk), and Surf Inn (6-min walk).
What's the area around Headlands like?
Headlands is located near Opunake Beach, just a short 3-minute walk from Cliff Top Garden Opunake Walkway and 3 minutes' walk from Arty Tarts Café.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

2-night trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Within walking distance of everything in town and flat
3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great accomodation in a beautiful location. Staff were most helpful, and went above and beyond to make stay great! What more could you ask for? Well maybr a softer pillow! Everything else? OUTSTANDING!
Matt, 2-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Hotel in a beautiful spot with lovely views but not worth the price. Limited amenities, all run a bit on the cheap. Greg is a nice guy and the place is clean but really it is pricing itself as something it is not. Other than being big and having a bath the luxury room has nothing luxury about it. We also paid a lot more by booking through Expedia - book direct and save $$. Don’t get sucked in like we did! Annoyingly the manager told us this after he had taken our money at the Expedia price and then said there was nothing he could do about it.
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Checked in on Xmas day. Nobody at reception, but Xmas so I understand. Nice room nice walk and views over the ocean and magestic view of volcano with snow cap! Hotel has a for sale sign out front—SAD!
Alix, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Restaurant was better than I would have expected for the size of the hotel/town
4-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

4/10 Fair

Our second night on the road we had this hotel book. after a 10hr motorcycle ride from gisbrone to headlands we checked in at 7pm tired, cold and hungry all we wanted was hot room a sit down meal and a good drink. Instead our heatpump was faulty and wouldnt heat the room due to an unit motor fault. I was that cold being an ex heatpump installer i dagnoised the unit trying to get it going. we called in advance re the resturant and even confirmed at checkin if we could dine in. when we got out our leathers and returned to enjoy a meal we were told it had to be take out only @ 745 when the resturant closes at 9pm. We were not happy about this especialy as we paid $80 resturant prices for dinner where we could have paid $30 at kcf for takeaway food. Disgruntaled we got up packed the bike and headed up the coast in the rain to enjoy breakfasted in new plymouth. The clerk staff was very helpful and friendly resturant staff and basic heating is what let this stay down for us. We were returning customers but in future we will be bypassing and heading elsewhere .
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Ended up having to cancel booking so can’t really say anything about the motel. Certainly they understood why I had to cancel and were courteous about it
1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review