Enjoy your stay,
your way

Get the relax you deserve

Relax, recharge and rewind. Take things easy

Relax on the Deck

Soak up the sun and the view

Visit Parua Bay

10 minutes drive away is Parua Bay, which has cafes and restaurants and visit the iconic Parua Bay Tavern

Visit 'The Deck' cafe

Enjoy the beautiful views on a 25 minute walk along the winding pavement to the local cafe for great coffee and fresh food.

The beach is only a stone's throw away

Explore all that Whangarei Heads has to offer

Get in or on the water

Go snorkelling or kayaking in the local marine reserve, bring your own gear or use a local guide.

Or perhaps a short drive to Pataua - 20 minutes away - to explore the estuary or cross the footbridge to the Pataua North surf beach.

Visit Pacific Coast KayaksReotahi Marine Reserve

Great walks with spectacular views

You are spoilt for choice when it comes to great walks and there are plenty of beaches to suit different tide and weather conditions.

Mt Manaia TrackSmugglers Bay Loop TrackTe Whara TrackWhangarei Marine Harbour ReserveDownload the 'Discover Whangarei Heads walks' Brochure


For the adrenaline junkies or those who just want to get off the beaten path.

Surfing at Ocean Beach

Catch a few waves at the beautiful Ocean Beach

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Kiwi Guardians Track

With coastal forest, spectacular views and a WWII gun emplacement as well - there is plenty to see on this short, easy walk. Designed especially for children, this adventure has a medal to collect

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Play a round of Golf

Pines Golf Club is one of the most beautiful, picturesque and friendly courses in the country.

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Poor Knights Ocean Cruise

The best way for non-divers to experience the wonder of the Poor Knights book a ‘Perfect Day’.

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Book a fishing charter

Book a fishing charter at with Cronin Fishing Charters

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Diving at Poor Knights

Tutukaka offers the best diving in New Zealand.
With underwater experiences for every level.

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