Things to Do in the Bay of Islands Northland and Whangaroa New Zealand
whangaroa harbour views
 
 

Things to do in Northland


Attractions Close to Coastal Chalet Suites

Coastal Chalet Kayaks

waitapu bay whangaroa

Waitapu Bay

st pauls rock whangaroa

St Paul's Rock

whangaroa big gamefish club

Whangaroa waterfront

Coopers beach

Doubtless Bay

cape reinga lighthouse

Sunset at Cape Reinga

matauri bay and view to cavalli islands

Matauri Bay beach scene

stone store and kemp house gardens

Stone Store. Kerikeri

Waitapu River
Coastal Chalet has 2 kayaks on site for guests enjoyment:

Enjoy a leisurely paddle down the Waitapu River which leads into Waitapu Bay at Whangaroa Harbour. 20 mins paddle to the Bay entrance. Waitapu River is only a few minutes from the Coastal Chalet Suites.

Whangaroa
Known as “The Marlin Capital of New Zealand” and renowned for its Big Game Fishing. Whangaroa lies just north of the Bay of Islands in Northland.

Just 5 Minutes to Whangaroa Harbour waterfront and character local pub. Charter a boat and experience World Class fishing in Marlin country. For spectacular views out over the harbour and beyond, take the walking track up to the top of St. Paul's Rock (20 mins).

Tauranga Bay
5 minutes drive to Tauranga Bay's Sandy Beach. Great place for a picnic and swim.

Kauri Cliffs Golf Course 25 minutes along a scenic coastal road to the prestigious Kauri Cliffs Golf Course.

Matauri Bay
20 minutes to Matauri Bay beachfront. Walk to the top of the hill to the Rainbow Warrior memorial.

Mangonui
30 minutes north to the Famous Mangonui Fish Shop in the quaint settlement of Mangonui. Browse around the gift shops of this historic fishing village. Picnic on the beach at Coopers Beach overlooking Doubtless Bay.

Bay of Islands
45 minutes to Paihia - take the ferry across to historic Russell and visit the local pubs and shops. Take a day cruise from Paihia to the famous 'Hole in the Rock' or try one of the many adventure sports on offer.

90 Mile Beach
Take a day trip to 90 mile beach and visit Cape Reinga and witness the turbulent meeting of the calm blue Pacific Ocean and the tempestuous green Tasman Sea. Boogie board down huge sand dunes on the way.

Puketi Forest
40 minutes to view the mighty Kauri trees in Puketi Forest along an easy boardwalk. Longer guided walks through the forest are also available. www.forestwalks.com

Eco Tours
Boat and walking tours around Whangaroa and the harbour by local guide Tony Foster of Bushman's Friend Nature Tours are very informative. www.nznaturetours.co.nz

Cavalli Islands Diving
Dive the Greenpeace flagship the 'Rainbow Warrior' sunk out at the Cavalli Islands - a world class dive spot. Dive trips leave from Paihia (45 mins from Coastal Chalet) and locally at Whangaroa Harbour (5 mins from Coastal Chalet).

Kerikeri
30 minutes to Kerikeri Township and the historic Stone Store and Kemp House. Spend a day visiting the art galleries, craft shops and perhaps have a leisurely lunch at one of the award-winning wineries or cafes.