The post office is near Opua Wharf, in the General Store; open 0900-1700 Monday to Friday.
There are card-operated public telephones in the marina.
Internet access at the Opua General Store.
Mail can be addressed to:- Name, Vessel Name, Opua Post Centre, Opua 0290, Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand.
Opua Marina also accepts mail for arriving yachts (see docking for details).
Russell Radio (Bay of Islands Marine Radio)
Tel & Fax (24/7): +64 (0)9 403 7218
VHF Channels: 16, 63 (working ch), 03
Hours: 08:00 to 20:00 daily
As of April 2013 SSB service discontinued.
Weather Forecasts: VHF Ch. 63 at 08:00, 09:30, 13:30, 17:50.
All times are NZST or daylight saving time as appropriate.
Russell Radio is a voluntary station run by the Bay of Islands Marine Radio Association. Members and non-members alike are always welcome. Their service is free of charge and includes: weather forecasts; E-mails on callers behalf if requested and messages passed to family and friends; plus assistance with clearance. Donations are always welcome, but no boat is ever denied a positive reply.
Major banks and 24 hour ATM in Paihia - 6K from Opua.
Opua Marina will provided cash-out for arriving yachts.
Opua Marina also has a self-service laundry facility, open 24 hrs with Marina key.
The Opua General Store has fresh-baked bread and other essential (cold beer) provisions. Also internet and email access.
Paihia is a 10 minute drive from the marina. Paihia supermarket (Countdown) opening hours 7am to 10pm. There are also many banks with ATM available 24/7, hardware store, restaurants, post office, pharmacy, gift shops and farmer market on Thursday afternoons.
The Northliner Bus Service runs daily connections to Auckland, Whangarei and the airport. Tickets and times are available via the Opua Marina Office.
Bay of Islands Airport (about 30 min. from Opua)
Bay of Islands Airport is located six kilometres south west of Kerikeri on Wiroa Road which starts at the roundabout on State Highway 10. Coming from the south, turn left at the roundabout and the entrance to the airport is two kilometres on the right.
Both doctors and pharmacy in Pahia.
Hospital at Kawakawa (a 15 minute drive).
Opua hosts "Seafarers Week" the penultimate week of November.
The Island Cruising Club run a free Rally in November here for yachts arriving from all Pacific ports.
Baffin St, Opua, Bay of Islands, NZ
Tel: +64 (0)9 402 6999
Open Daily – Friday night happy hour and live music 5-8PM
Opua Cruising Club
P.O. Box 1, Opua 0241, Bay of Islands
Club house located adjacent to Opua Marina. Visiting sailors are welcome and can take part in social, cruising and racing events. Meals available Wed, Thurs (in season), Fri and Sun.
There are many restaurants located in Paihia.