Below is some areas to visit
on a day trip while stopping with us.
We are located in the heart of an exciting
stretch of Northland coastline, just 20 minutes driving from
Whangarei. A coastal area where man and
combine to provide a whole host of things to do, swimming, boating,
fishing, surfing, scuba diving, sight seeing, line fishing trips,
deep sea fishing, exciting beaches to discover and explore. An exciting
new experience awaits you when you explore the beautiful bays of the
Scenic Walks We have on
our property several bush tracks that our clients can visit. See
"Goliath" Tutukaka's giant kauri tree.
Tutukaka Reserve and Lighthouse Walk
entrance to Tutukaka reserve The entrance to Tutukaka reserve is a short
distance along the Matapouri Road , from the Tutukaka Store. You
will need an outgoing tide to walk across the rocks to reach the
lighthouse. The views are well worth the effort.
Matapouri Bay, Woolley's Bay, Sandy Bay, Whale Bay, Whangamumu Bay,
Ngunguru Sand Spit
Ten minutes north from Tutukaka the visitor is welcome to peace
and tranquility by the golden sands of Matapouri Bay.
Nestled among bush-clad headlands, a magnificent half-moon shaped bay
with the open ocean peeping through the entrance. Great surfcasting.
Only 1/2 km
(by road) beyond Matapouri is a delightful walk through native bush
reserve to Whale Bay, used by early Maori tribes during their whaling
expeditions because of the calm waters. This bay and the
bush walk is one of the most beautiful examples of coastal scenery
further on is Sandy Bay, one of the most popular surfing beaches on
Northland's east coast. There is always a good wave at Sandy Bay.
In fact it usually has a wave at least a foot or two higher
than most other beaches.
Pacific Bay is located in
the Tutukaka harbour.
is a popular safe beach accessed from Tutukaka Block Road.
William Wellington Reserve
Turn off Block Road left into Dolphin Place, a few meters along on
your right is the walking track, a short climb to the top for superb
views up and down the coast.
known as Wellington's Bay, is at the end of Tutukaka Block road. At the
far end of the bay a walking track climbs the hill for a good view of
the Ngunguru entrance and the sand spit. At low water you can walk
to Ngunguru. Fishing from the rocks at both ends of the bay can be
and Bar (public welcome) at
Whangarei Deep Sea Anglers
Snapper Rock Cafe. Blue Water Farm Park & Cafe
Marina pizzeria, Ngunguru Fish Shop.
Sea Anglers Club ,
Ngunguru Sports Complex.
Diving Charters, Sight Seeing Charters
Tutukaka Fishing, Diving Sight Seeing Charters (18 Charter Boats)
Ngunguru (7 km)
Ngunguru Sports Complex, Golf, Bowling, Tennis, Indoor
bowls, Badminton, Shellfish gathering, Fishing,
Whangarei (25 km)
Claphams Clock Museum, Whangarei Museum and Kiwi House, Kauri
Clock Factory, Whangarei Heads, Town Basin. Fern house New
Zealand's largest public fern collection,
Marsden Point Refinery Visitor's Center, Swimming, Surfcasting.
Museum on Nova
Scotia Pioneers, Waipu Cove, Surfing and
fishing, Old firehouse art gallery. Brynderwyn Hills horse
All water sports. On scenic route.
Market gardens, Maritime museum. Beach and horse trekking, Fishing,
Kai Ii Lakes
Boating, Trout fishing, Diving, Sail boarding, Swimming, Yachting,
Water skiing, Hiking.
Excellent museum featuring early Northland and the history of kauri.
Bay of Islands
(1hour 15 minutes)
Paihia and Russell,
Captain Cook Museum Russell, Boat Cruises, Historical sites.
Community Activities In The Area
Badminton (over 40's) Monday and Friday 90.30am Ngunguru Sports Complex
Bowls Indoor Thursday 10 am. Ngunguru Sports Complex
Club 9 hole course
Mah Jong Tuesdays Ngunguru Sports
Petanque Sundays 1.30pm Ngunguru Sports Complex