A white sandy beach with a river and rocky outcrops at the south end. Enjoy superb views of offshore islands Taranga and Marotere (the Hen & Chicks) and the dramatic Whangārei Heads skyline to the north east.
Ruakākā Beach is the northern end of the 13km sweeping expanse of white sand that is Bream Bay, with the back drop of the dramatic Whangārei Heads on the eastern skyline.
Smugglers Bay is an idyllic hideaway with fantastically clear water and sparkling white sand.
At the end of Whangārei Heads peninsular is Ocean Beach, which features great surf and dramatic sand dunes; it’s a local favourite for surfing, body-boarding or just relaxing.
Matapōuri is a well-known and popular beach for locals and visitors alike on the Tutukākā Coast. The beach and sandy estuary offers relatively sheltered swimming for the whole family.
Sandy Bay on the Tutukākā Coast is an iconic surf beach, suitable for all abilities.
Enjoy the long and winding road through farmland, and the tiny coastal settlement, to stunning, Otamure Bay, a classic Northland East Coast sandy beach framed by rocky outcrops, mature pohutukawas, and stream.
A remote and popular holiday destination and a great base from which to explore the Whangaruru Harbour.