Matauri Bay is a picturesque beach settlement north of the Bay of Islands. It's popular with surfers, divers and golfers alike.
Beautiful Matauri Bay home to the luxurious Kauri Cliffs golf resort, which has dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean.
With crystal-clear water and golden sands, the bay is a popular surfing venue in an easterly swell. At other times it's a peaceful beach for swimming and snorkelling. From the ridge above the bay, there are panoramic views over the headland and out to the Cavalli Islands.
These islands are a favourite spot for divers, being home to a unique collection of marine life, as well as the remains of the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior. It was sunk by the French intelligence service in 1985 in the wake of anti-nuclear protests.
An unforgettable highlight of Matauri Bay is Mataatua II, a Maori war waka (canoe) built to commemorate the great Pacific migration that brought the Maori people to New Zealand around 700 years ago.
Visit nearby towns of Kerikeri and Paihia for their spectacular array of coastal activities and delicious fare. Both towns have plenty of good accommodation options.
Set on 6,000 acres near Matauri Bay, Northland, the main lodge at Kauri Cliffs affords spectacular 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean. Cape Brett and the offshore Cavalli Islands are part of the panorama which can be viewed from the verandas, lounge, card and dining rooms.Facilities include two Astroturf tennis courts, an infinity swimming pool with spa a... (more)
Absolute beachfront, 40km from Kerikeri. 90 tent sites, 87 power sites, 2 chalet, 7 onsite 3 to 7-berth rental caravans. Full kitchen and laundry facilities, modern ablution block, free hot showers, barbecues. General store open 7 days, liquor license, petrol/diesel/LPG. Home of the Rainbow Warrior, dive tank refills and diving trips. Dog friendly, off-peak ... (more)
Sunseeker Lodge is located in Whangaroa. WiFi access is available in this lodge. At Sunseeker Lodge you will find a hot tub, a garden and barbecue facilities. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including cycling, fishing and hiking. The property offers free p... (more)
This luxury lodge offers 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean and features a 3 private beaches, an 18-hole golf course and 2 tennis courts. Guest also enjoy an infinity pool with spa pool, fitness centre and day spa.All accommodation at Kauri Cliffs Matauri Bay includes breakfast, pre-dinner drinks with hors d'oeuvres, gourmet dinner and a complimentary min... (more)
Waimanu Lodge offers luxurious self-contained accommodation located a 15-minute walk from the Whangaroa Town. It offers an outdoor pool, free parking on site and free Wi-Fi access.Each guest room is heated and features a well-equipped kitchenette with fridge, microwave and electric kettle. Other amenities include a personal safe, DVD player and flat-screen T... (more)
Overlooking Mahinepua Beach, Waiwurrie Coastal Farm Lodge offers free Wi-Fi and included breakfast. Set on 1100 acres of farmland, the property features rooms with a balcony or patio offering sea views.Waiwurrie Coastal Farm Lodge is 12 minutes’ drive from Matauri Bay. It is 16 minutes’ from Whangaroa Harbour. Kerikeri Airport is 40 minutes’ drive away.The p... (more)
Whangaroa 'The Marlin Capital of NZ' and the Whangaroa Lodge Motel invite you to paradise; where peace, tranquillity and the unique beauty of the past still remain. Safe anchorage, abundant fishing, snorkelling, scuba divers' dream. Dive the Rainbow Warrior - bottom bash or cruise the beautiful Whangaroa Harbour. Whangaroa Lodge Motel offers modern, fully se... (more)
As part of Conservation Week 2020, the Department of Conservation and Aroha Island Charitable Trust are hosting a public flax weaving workshop.
After COVID-19 lockdown, many of us look at life and our world with ... more
Ruapekapeka Pa Historic Reserve, Ruapekapeka, Bay of Islands
Wed 19 Aug 2020 9:30AM / Conservation, Environment
Te Papa Atawhai/Department of Conservation will once again be holding Tūao Rāapa/Volunteer Wednesday. This will be our first one back following lock down, and it’s conservation week!
For conservation week this year ... more