The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District]
Opononi Hotel And Sanatorium
Opononi Hotel And Sanatorium (A. S. Andrewes, proprietor). Bankers, Union Bank of Australasia. This hotel was acquired by the present proprietor in 1894, and is claimed to be the finest anywhere to be found in the “Far North.” Its situation is a very salubrious one and commands a fine view of the heads and harbour bar, as well as of the upper reach of the splendid estuary with its surrounding scenery. There is a beautiful beach below the hotel affording charming opportunities for bathing, boating, fishing, riding, or cycling, whilst the broad waters of Hokianga offer splendid cruising ground for yachts. The neighbouring natural scenery, and rides to many adjacent settlements are most interesting; and for sportsmen, pheasants, wild duck, quail, pigeons, etc., abound in plenty. The hotel is very commodious and tastefully furnished, has good attendance and an admirable table; in fact, is just the ideal place for a quiet holiday away from the worry and cares of restless civilisation. A qualified medical man resides in the district and can be summoned by telegraph in case of necessity.