We are able to suggest a variety of activities in the area to enhance your experience from fishing and caving to golf and beach walks. Check out some of these local places and activities to enhance your stay with us.


WaipuCove Beach*


Waipu Gorge Scenic Reserve*


Ruakaka Surf Beach

Ruakaka Wildlife Refuge*

Ruakaka Estuary

Waipu Museum*                                          http://www.waipumuseum.com

Ruakaka Kite Surfing*                                 www.ruakakakitesports.co.nz

North River Horse Treks                             http://www.northriver.co.nz/index.html

Bream Bay Charters (Cara J)                     www.breambaycharters.co.nz

Waipu Golf Club                                          http://www.waipugolfclub.org.nz/

Marsden Cove                                              www.marsdencove.co.nz

Oil Refinery Visitors Centre*                      www.nzrc.co.nz


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.




National Walkways Tracks

Bream Bay Walk - Te Araroa Trail


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.

Brynderwyns Walk– National Walkway



WaipuCavesWalk– National Walkway



PiroaFallsWalk*– National Walkway



Ruakaka Pipeline Track– National Walkway



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