This is a beautiful part of Northland, full of beautiful beaches, bush walks and places with real personality. We are able to suggest a variety of activities in the area to enhance your experience of fishing and caving to golf and beach walks. Check out some of these local places and activities to enhance your stay with us.
- Waipu Cove Beach
- Waipu Caves
- Waipu Gorge Scenic Reserve
- Langs Beach
- Ruakaka Surf Beach
- Ruakaka Wildlife Refuge
- Ruakaka Estuary
- Waipu Museum
- North River Horse Treks
- Bream Bay Charters
- Waipu Golf Club
- Marsden Cove
- Oil Refinery Visitors Centre
The Refinery Visitors Centre has a great online resource for schools and education, as well as a very interesting scale model on site in their visitors centre.
Trip Advisor Top Activities for the local area and beyond
Bream Bay Walk – Te Araroa Trail
The Bream Bay Walk is part of the national Te Araroa Trail is a 3000km walking track from Cape Reinga to Bluff. The trail crosses the Whangarei Harbour from Reotahi on the northern side to Marsden Point on the southern side. To walk the Reotahi track, check with Bream Bay Charters for transfers across the harbour.
Waipu Caves Track – National Walkway
The Waipu Caves Track is a 2km walk near Waipu Caves leading you through a picturesque karst limestone landscape across farmland and regenerating bush to a point where you can take in magnificent views. Within the entrance to the caves, you will find stalactites, stalagmites and glow worms.
Piroa Falls Track – National Walkway
Follow the 200m Piroa Falls Track across the Ahuroa River and on to the picturesque Piroa Falls. The river has many suitable swimming holes along the track, making it a fun walk for children.
Ruakaka Pipeline Track– National Walkway
Ruakaka Pipeline Road Track is considered suitable for people of most fitness levels. The 3km track provides back dune access to Bream Bay.
Keep up to date with the current tide tables for Bream Bay.
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