Waihau Bay
in Opotiki District of Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

How to get there and get around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-37.618 and 177.909 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -37° 37' 5" and E 177° 54' 31"
Currency and Currency Code:
Dollar - NZD
Spoken languages:
English, Maori
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 07:09 AM (Wednesday)
Timezone: Pacific/Auckland
UTC/GMT offset: 12 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
7:20 am and 5:08 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
37.648 and -2.077 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Velez Rubio
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Current travel safety evaluation for New Zealand in Australia and New Zealand

Safety Score: 3,2 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to New Zealand.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning New Zealand. Last Update: 2020-07-14 07:22:23

Delve into Waihau Bay

Waihau Bay in Opotiki District (Bay of Plenty) is located in New Zealand about 304 mi (or 489 km) north-east of Wellington, the country's capital town.

Current time in Waihau Bay is now 07:09 AM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named Pacific / Auckland with an UTC offset of 12 hours. We know of 8 airports close to Waihau Bay. The closest airport in New Zealand is Whakatane Airport in a distance of 58 mi (or 94 km), West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Opotiki, Whakatane, Gisborne, Rotorua and Tauranga. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 13°C / 55 °F

Morning Temperature 11°C / 53 °F
Evening Temperature 12°C / 53 °F
Night Temperature 10°C / 51 °F
Chance of rainfall 4%
Air Humidity 93%
Air Pressure 1020 hPa
Wind Speed Calm with 2 km/h (1 mph) from North-West
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 100% of sky
General Conditions Moderate rain

Thursday, 16th of July 2020

10°C (51 °F)
12°C (54 °F)
Heavy intensity rain, gentle breeze, overcast clouds.

Friday, 17th of July 2020

17°C (62 °F)
13°C (55 °F)
Overcast clouds, light breeze.

Saturday, 18th of July 2020

14°C (57 °F)
13°C (55 °F)
Moderate rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.

Videos from this area

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Waihau Bay Marlin 18 February 2014

Published: February 21, 2014
Length: 51:14 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: DrLurch

Tag and Released Striped Marlin Estimated at 95-100kgs.

Waihau Bay Storm 2004

Published: March 16, 2015
Length: 45:11 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: DrLurch

Waihau Bay Storm 2004.

Fishing at Cape Runaway

Published: July 03, 2012
Length: 41:00 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: RunawayKiwi

We had an excellent few hours catching snapper and blue cod. We kept smaller size snapper and returned larger ones as we were only after a feed. Big ones don't taste as good and are the...

New Zealand Reef Fish

Published: April 11, 2012
Length: 20:02 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: RunawayKiwi

From our dives this Easter holidays.

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Attractions and noteworthy things

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Raukokore is a small settlement close to the East Cape in the northeastern North Island of New Zealand. It is located on State Highway 35, close to the mouth of the Raukokore River, 40 kilometres to the west of Hicks Bay. Raukokore's most notable feature is its Anglican church, a landmark of the East Cape region, which stands isolated close to the shore of Papatea Bay. The church was named as one of the East Cape/Gisborne region's "101 must-do" sites by the New Zealand Automobile Association.

Located at -37.644, 177.876 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in New Zealand, Geography of the Gisborne Region

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