Going back in time to when our rivers were our roads, Opotiki Wharf was once a busy place.
Many stayed at the private home of William Walker, overlooking the wharf, as they waited for suitable tides and sea states for their ships to sail.
Now renamed the 'Wharf Hub', we like to carry on this tradition of hosting 'voyagers' who are traveling looking to expand their horizons in life.
The Wharf Hub is not a luxury lodge retreat where commonly the focus is on being pampered with champagne, chef prepared meals, spas and massage. But Our Mission does put well being as a core focus.
Our voyage experiences aim to bait a small hook that can help you catch a more meaningful life and relationship with our environment. They are founded in scientific research, Maori cultural understandings and things that work. More walk than talk.
All facilities at the house are shared. Sharing is commonly part of the voyaging experience as it must have been in earlier times as well. It's not for everyone, so staying elsewhere and partaking of the guided Zeand Fishing and other voyages is quite acceptable.
With its lofty Mission Statement of 'Enhancing human well being and marine life', The Wharf Hub was always going to be a bit different.