About Ohope Marae

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Ohope Marae history

Ohope Marae is the courtyard of Te Aka Puaho (Glowing Vine), the Maori Synod of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand.

The marae is nestled between two ancient Pa sites. The hill to the left of Ohope Marae is called ‘Pakipaki’. This is a Ngati Awa Pa site and is associated with the coming of Pai Marire to the Mataatua region. According to the late Te Hau Tutua of Ngati Awa, the hill that Ohope marae stands upon is the eastern boundary of an ancient Tuhoe Pa site called Mai Totara... Read more

Hire Ohope Marae

Te Maungarongo Ohope Marae is set in a beautiful backdrop of hills and native bush with ocean views. Enjoying privacy, it is the ideal location for retreats, seminars and even weddings.

To make a booking, please download the booking form below. If you wish to contact us, see details on the contact us page. Enquiries are welcome.

Please note that the Marae complex is not available for use during the last week of December to the end of January each year.

Booking form

If you would like to make a booking to stay at Ohope Marae please download this booking form and return it to the address provided. The booking form asks for information on the purpose of hireage, if catering is required etc. Once we receive your booking we will be in touch with you.