Water and land lovers are spoilt for choice with world class beaches, diving, surfing, walkways and fishing on tap on the Tutukaka Coast.
The Poor Knights marine reserve and HMS Tui/HMS Waikato wrecks are dive destinations off the Tutukaka Coast. Dive boats depart daily and with 100′s of sites to choose from the options are extensive. Several dive companies operate from Tutukaka Marina. Either hire full gear or just the equipment that you need on the day. PADI Dive courses, refresher dives and underwater photography are all available. [ More...]
Tutukaka Coast beaches are among the most spectacular in Northland. There many to choose from, each with individual character and beauty. Roads lead to many beaches, whilst others are accessible only by pathways or around the rocks at low tide. Any time of year, from dawn to dusk, Tutukaka Coast beaches will take your breath away. Bring your camera, enjoy our coastline and leave behind only footsteps in the sand. [ More...]
Sandy Bay and the Ngunguru Bar are the Tutukaka Coast’s most popular surfing spots. You can hire boards and/or take lessons through Tutukaka Surf Experience based in Tutukaka Marina. Beginners, families, groups and experienced surfers are all welcome. Surfing competitions take place at Sandy Bay. With parking directly next to the beach, whether you’re a surfer or just enjoying the view, Sandy Bay is great entertainment.
The Tutukaka Coast offers walkers and coastal scenery lovers of all fitness levels and ages an extensive range of spectacular and world-class short to long walks. The panoramic scenery is breathtaking, the beaches pristine and often secluded and the native New Zealand bush superb. Whether you have 5 minutes or several hours available there is a walkway for you on the Tutukaka Coast. [ More...]
The Tutukaka Coast has endless opportunities for kayaking at every level. Ocean, river and inner harbour kayaking are all on offer. Kayaking can start either from Tutukaka Marina, Ngunguru, Whangaumu Bay, Matapouri or the Ngunguru River. Kayak hire or lessons and guided tours are available. Advance bookings for kayaking are highly essential so you can arrange pick-up/drop-off points with the operators. [More...]
Full day eco-cruises to the Poor Knights Islands depart from Tutukaka Marina. See the islands (wildlife reserve status prohibits landing), hear about their history, snorkel, kayak, go into Riko Riko Cave (world’s largest sea cave). If in luck see dolphins, penguins or even whales. Some operators do overnight cruises around the coast and Islands. A river cruise also operates on request along historic Ngnuguru River. [More...]
Fishing & Boating
Fishing charters, yacht charters and small boat charters are available by arrangement from Tutukaka Marina. The Whangarei Deep Sea Anglers Club displays trophies for several world record catches from the local area. Fishing competitions run regularly from Tutukaka. You don’t have to travel far to bring home a good sized snapper! Rock fishing and surf casting are also popular along the coast.