Tirohanga Beach, Opotiki - Fun in the Sun

Fun in the Sun activity cards - Tirohanga Opotiki

Upload a photo of your whānau completing an activity below using hashtag #VOTfuninsun to Facebook or Instagram, and you'll go in th draw to WIN! The more activites you complete, and the more photos you tag, then the more chances to win!

Competition open 21 December, 2018 to 31 January, 2019. Compeitions T+Cs.

Download activity cards or see the list below. 


Activity 1

Sand Family:

  • Build a life size Sand Family
  • TOP TIP: Seaweed makes a great hair do

Activity 2

Treasure Hunt:


  1. How many people along the beach and at the playground do you see wearing hats and sunglasses?
  2. How many surfboards, boats and paddleboards can you spot at sea?
  3. Count how many tyres are there in the playground?
  4. How many steps do you have to climb to get to the top of the big slide?
  5. What colour is the boat in the playground. Capture a photo in the boat.
  6. What do you see on the billboard in front of the playground. Capture your family photo using this billboard.                           

Activity 3

Beach Golf:

  • Get your crew together for a game of Beach Golf! 
  • TOP TIP: You'll each need a tennis ball to roll at holes that you've made in the sand (think bowling!). Get digging and become a golf course apprentice by designing and building your own course!

Activity 4

Make a Sundial:

  • How do you tell the time on holiday? Use the natural resources around you to make a Sundial
  • TOP TIP: Tall sticks love to cast shadows

Activity 5

Jandal Toss:

  • Set up a target, throw your jandal and see who can get the closest!
  • TOP TIP: Think horse shoe throw!

Activity 6

Tidy Kiwi:

  • Be a tidy kiwi – If you see any rubbish as you complete Fun in the Sun please pick it up and put it in a rubbish or recycling bin
  • TOP TIP: Make sure to wash your hands afterwards!

Activity 7


  • Design your own game of Hopscotch
  • TOP TIP: How tricky can you get?

Activity 8

Backyard Cricket:

  • Spread the word and get a crew together for a game of Backyard cricket

Activity 9

Walking Explorer:

  • Complete a walk along the Motu Dunes Trail – what bugs, critters, sea life or birds can you find?

Activity 10

Be Water Smart:

  • Show us your favourite way to cool off at the Beach on a hot summer day

Swim between the _ _ _ _ _

If in _ _ _ _ _ stay _ _ _

Never _ _ _ _ when tired or cold

Never swim or _ _ _ _ alone

Activity 11

Kiwi Conservationist:

  • Make a quick video about being a clever kiwi conservationist
  • TOP TIP: Conservationist = a clever kiwi who protects and looks after the environment and wildlife

Activity 12

Local Giant:

  • Locate the largest tree in the Tirohanga campground. Have a guess how old it is? Does it have a name?
  • TOP TIP: Snap a Whanau picture under the tree