Famous for its fishing, Lottin Point is an unsullied haven located 132 kilometres from Opotiki, 202 kilometres from Gisborne and 17 kilometres from Hicks Bay. A mecca for fishing and diving, there is lots to do here in our remote, tranquil paradise.


For decades Lottin Point has been the secret fishing spot to go to, for those in the know. It’s natural coastal rock formations and remote location make it a haven for marine life, and as a result, the fishing is fantastic!

Land Based Fishing

We have a walk way constructed from the motel for our Patrons down to the fishing rocks beneath the motel.

Deep Sea Fishing

For deep sea fishing day trips to the Ranfurly Banks visit:  The team at Coastal Fishing Charters have won numerous prizes in various major tournaments in the Bay of Plenty. Their boat is the 8.6 metre Senator – Strictly Fishing. They use the latest electronics onboard and the qualified skippers will put your safety first.

Big king fish caught at Lottin Point

Helicopter Trips

We can shuttle people in from Whakatane or Opotiki to Lottin Point Motel with Opotiki Helicopters. We have our own helipad for landing.

Visit the Oldest Pohutakawa Tree at Te Araroa

Te Aroroa is a half hour drive from Lottin Point Motel, and here you will find Te Waha-o-Rerekohu. At 600 years old, it is New Zealand’s oldest and largest pohutakawa tree.


Lottin Point Motel is 3.65kms from the main road, and is perfect base for cyclists of all abilities.

The motel to Poutikirua Beach is a perfect cycling trip along a metal road with a glorious beach at the end of the road. Perfect ride for a beginner cyclist (4kms return trip).

For the more seasoned rider, a trip from the motel to Cape Runaway is 16kms away (32km return).

Visit East Cape Light House

The East Cape Light House marks the easternmost point of the North Island of New Zealand. A leisurely 50 minute drive from Lottin Point Motel, the lighthouse is a steep climb up some 800 steps through private land, to stunning views overlooking East Cape. Go with plenty of time, so that there is no rush and you can enjoy the stunning rural surroundings.


Lottin Point offers some of the most spectacular spots for capturing the beauty of the ocean, the raw land covered in native bush and NZ Manuka. The ever changing ocean and the plentiful fish life make it a perfect site for photography.


The waters beneath Lottin Point is a great diving spot for crayfish or spearing fish.

Lottin Point Bay

Safe family spot for the family with council provided public toilets. Perfect for a picnic or swimming and a perfect place for launching a small boat or canoe.


Lottin Point Motel hires sea faring kayaks for fishing the bay.

Lottin Point Bay - famous for its fishing