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Tutukaka Headland

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Landowners Lane, Tutukaka, New Zealand
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One of the most beautiful places in NZ!

The walk from Matapouri Beach to Whale Bay is not to be missed. The track is well laid out, steps... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Auckland, New Zealand

It is my favourite place in NZ The scenery is out of this world Truly beautiful Great options to... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
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“low tide” (7 reviews)
“whale bay” (3 reviews)
“light house” (2 reviews)
Landowners Lane, Tutukaka, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk from Matapouri Beach to Whale Bay is not to be missed. The track is well laid out, steps for the steeper slopes. It is a hard climb in places but only for short time, once you turn for Whale Bay it's easy going...More

Thank visit453
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

It is my favourite place in NZ The scenery is out of this world Truly beautiful Great options to stay all over Amazing sea views

1  Thank AmeliavdBerg
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This is a walk we do most mornings as it is near were we live . It is a beautiful walk and is lovely as the sun comes up over the Poor Knights and if you feel even more energetic the do the steps down...More

Thank sherylb531
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Tutukaka is a beautiful area - and Whale beach is idyllic - a 15minute walk down a narrow path from the carpark, with magnificient views across the bay on the way. In Tutukaka is a parade of shops and I purchased [from the artist in...More

1  Thank annie2mac
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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.

Thank clarkebarkes1945
Reviewed 28 March 2017

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...More

Thank nnmercman
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Peaceful, clear water, nice colours amazing view. Unfortunately the tide was high so i wasn't able to cross the sea but it was still really enjoyable. I wish I could have swim though but its winter and I wasn't so courageous.

Thank Juju85000
Reviewed 8 June 2016

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...More

Thank JeffroNZ
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Peace and Quiet, another world - just 3 hours from central Auckland. Tutukaka is like stepping back 20 years, just fantastic.

Thank mdm1972
Reviewed 5 March 2016

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

Thank Esther W
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