During a two week stay locally, back in February 2016, we visited both here and the marina on a couple of occasions. We spent many hours at different nearby bays and beach catching the sun. A truly wonderful area and coastline.
We were on a drive out from Whangarei on a rainy day so didn't venture further than the marina area. There's a plinth with propeller from a ship sunk as a reef dive which according to a local had an interesting history as a spy ship. Handily, there's a general store with fuel pumps on the main road - the... 更多
While here I tried to find a walk to do. I came across one that takes you out to the lighthouse, which is on an island. I made it across to the island but didn't carry on to the lighthouse as I did not want to get stranded (it looked like the beach at the bottom between the headland and... 更多
Peace and Quiet, another world - just 3 hours from central Auckland. Tutukaka is like stepping back 20 years, just fantastic.
Drive along Landowners Lane and park on Reserve Car Park and then walk over the headland for stunning all round views. If the tide is low then walk down to the beach and climb up to the lighthouse on the island of Scenic Reserve for more fabulous views of Tutukaka harbour and its many bays and further along the coastline.... 更多
Nice little walk - make sure you check the tides. Easy climb down to the beach but after heavy rainfall, the climb up and down to the lighthouse was a little more treacherous. But the views from the top were well worth it, and we loved the harassment by 3-4 very protective Mr Fantails!
A wonderful part of the East coat of New Zealand's North Island. A hidden Jem and well worth a visit.mthis part of the coast has fabulous coastal views and beaches.
Lush green grass track from the carpark over the hill and down to the rocky headland. Great ocean views, with rocky coves, and beautiful blue water. Lighthouse at the end. Great walk and views for a few hours.
A great place to chill on any day. A drive from the town centre of Whangarei but well worth it. There are cafes on the way, or take a picnic and sit on the beach. There is plenty of room for everyone as there is lots of beach.