Sheltered coves and harbours
Journey the sheltered coves and harbours of the east coast; gather kaimoana, dive, swim, sail, snorkel or surf.
→ Enjoy the water-based activities in the Bay of Islands.
Things to do
Places to stay
→ Safe swimming at Ngunguru on the shores of an estuary.
→ Stunning white sand beaches of Matapouri and Whale Bay.
→ Mangawhai is a classic Kiwi seaside destination.
→ Doubtless Bay is a beach paradise popular with families.
→ Safe swimming & campground at stunning, secluded Maitai Bay.
→ Houhora Heads has a mostly sheltered harbour; great camping.