Welcome to Shores

situated in Taurikura Bay, Whangarei Heads, a spectacular peninsula fringed with beautiful ocean and harbour beaches.

Taurikura Bay is a 30 minute drive from Whangarei City along the scenic coast of Whangarei Heads peninsula. Immerse yourself in Northland’s natural beauty away from the tourist crowds. Apart from beautiful local beaches, Whangarei Heads is also a significant conservation area with many stunning walks through natural bush. Following recent kiwi call counts there are now over 1000 kiwi in the local area thanks to conservation work being undertaken.

Bream Head Scenic Reserve is one of New Zealand’s premier coastal forest reserves. It provides a refuge for a broad range of species including the kiwi, kukupa (wood pigeon) several bird species from offshore islands like kaka, kakariki (red-crowned parakeet) and bellbird. It also has a wealth of native plants.

Welcome to Shores Accommodation

Situated in Taurikura Bay, Whangarei Heads. Relax, explore and experience Whangarei Heads, a spectacular peninsula, fringed with beautiful ocean and harbour beaches, in the upper North Island of New Zealand

amazing views of the iconic Mt Manaia

Manaia Apartment

A quiet and comfortable, two bedroom, fully self-contained apartment. With amazing views of the iconic Mt Manaia, gentle Taurikura Bay and the beach only just across the road.

  • Contemporary and top quality
  • Spacious living area
  • Heat pump air conditioner
  • Deck with awning and outdoor furniture
  • Two double bedrooms
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Modern and family friendly

Koru Apartment

Affordable accommodation suitable for a family or couple. Separate double bedroom and bunk alcove. Quiet and comfortable with amazing views of the iconic Mt Manaia, gentle Taurikura Bay and the beach just across the road.

  • Comfortable and well equipped
  • Heat pump air conditioner
  • Patio with outdoor furniture
  • Double bedroom, bunk alcove and sofa bed
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Your stay, your way
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Relax, Explore, Experience

Whether you want to lay back and relax or get out and do it all. There are plenty of options for you.


Chill on the deck, take a stroll to the beach.


There are plenty of great walks or go snorkeling and kayaking in the marine reserve.


Get out and make the most of your stay. Book a fishing charter, go surfing, play a game of golf.

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Weddings & other events

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  • Wedding and Honeymoon
  • Private Events
  • Photoshoots
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We have loved everything about our stay here. Magical beaches, walks, beautiful forests. Peaceful and serene, our smalls are zonked at the end of each day.
Peppa, Geoffrey, Summer and Sierra
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