Awesome Adventures - Hokianga


Opo Memorial - Hokianga

Leonard Naera Hosted by Leonard Naera
1 hour
Group Size
6 people
Min. Age
Fitness Level

What we will do

  This safari is named after a very famous dolphin – Opo. Back in the summer of 1955 he was the life and soul of the harbour. Heading north from Opononi you travel to Pakanae where you look upon Whiria Mountain and hear the stories of the Great Cheiftain, Rahiri, then heading to Mahena Island to hear about Opo the dolphin.  This is a great introduction to the Hokianga and it is breath taking as you cruise alongside the sand dunes and its pristine waters. 

Perfect for anyone short on time! Kids love this trip commemorating Opo the dolphin – a treasure of Hokianga and Aotearoa.

Whats Included

  • Fully guided jetski tour
  • Refreshments, water, coffee
  • Minimum passenger numbers apply

Meet your host.

Leonard Naera Leonard Naera

Hi I’m Leonard Naera. I was born and bred in Auckland however my whanau has lived in the Hokianga for hundreds of years. In 2017, my wife Antoinette, and I chose to leave the city and move to the Hokianga. Not too sure of what to do, our love of people has brought us to the tourism industry. We have a history of being the “hub” of our family and friends. Whenever there was a gathering organised it would normally take place at our home. We welcome the opportunity to share our stories with you and also hear of some of your stories.   Lots of our stories are “our stories” that have been passed down from generation to generation and not found in history books nor taught at school.  We are passionate about our home and our beautiful area and we relish in the chance to share the awesome history with all our manuhiri that take the break and come here to see what the sensational west coast as to offer… so you will arrive as visitors and leave as whanau.