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ABOUT WHANGAUMU BAY (WELLINGTON BAY) AND TUTUKAKA COAST

Lookout Lodge is situated overlooking Whangaumu Bay and its islands, right in the centre of the Tutukaka Coast. With so much to explore in the area, Lookout Lodge is an ideal base - with the beach just footsteps away!

Listed below are just some of the many wonderful activities and features of the area to help you plan your idealic getaway or adventure.

The Tutukaka Coast is renowned for its water activities such as scuba diving, boat trips, deep sea fishing and sea kayaking tours and is very popular during the summer periods. To avoid disappointment, we suggest prebooking in advance.

If you would like us to make activity reservations for you prior to arriving, we are happy to do so.


Things to do on the Tutukaka Coast

 

Scuba Diving at Poor Knights islands, Tutukaka

Scuba Diving - Poor Knights, wreck diving (HMNZS Waikato & HMNZS Tui), night diving. The Poor Knights Islands were named by Jacques Cousteau as one of the world's top 10 dive locations. The islands are a marine reserve below water and a wildlife reserve above water. Dive! Tutukaka http://www.diving.co.nz/

 

 

Tutukaka, Whale bay, wellington bay, Ngunguru, Matapouri, Ocean Beach Beaches – Whale Bay, Wellington Bay (Whangaumu Bay), Ngunguru, Matapouri, Woolleys Bay, Ocean Beach.
Great surfing spots at Sandy bay, Ngunguru, Whangarei Heads and Waipu Cove

There are some great surfing spots at Sandy Bay, Ngunguru Bar, Ocean Beach (Whangarei Heads) & Waipu Cove.

Surfing Lessons & Board Hire - Tutukaka Surf Company (Ngunguru) www.tutukakasurf.co.nz

Explore the Ngunguru River with Captain Percy
Fishing and Sportfishing - Boat charters

Go Fishing and exploring the local coastline and islands by boat tour. Visit http://www.sportfishing.co.nz/charters.htm

If a tour isn't your thing, there are plenty of local rocks to set up for the day and throw in your line!

 
Horse riding at Whananaki

Horse Riding at Whananaki.

Ngunguru coastal sea kayaking Sea Kayaking - guided Ngunguru Inlet and coastal kayaking. Visit http://www.nzseakayaking.co.nz/
Golf clubs in Whangarei Northland

Golf Clubs

Northland Golf Club. Visit http://www.northland.nzgolf.net/

9 hole Ngunguru Golf Club

The Pines Golf Club

Whangarei Golf Club. Visit http://www.nzgolfcourses.co.nz/whangarei/index.htm

Sherwood Park Golf Club. Visit http://www.nzgolfcourses.co.nz/sherwoodpark/

 

Walking tracks - explore parks, waterfalls, gardens, beaches and bays Walking – AH Reed Kauri Park & Whangarei Falls, Quarry Gardens, Whale Bay, Regional Parks.
Dining at the Tutukaka Coast

DINING ON THE TUTAKAKA COAST

Marina Pizzeria - Have a relaxing meal or coffee over looking Tutukaka Harbour and Marina on their deck.

Moochas - Very reasonable – fabulous hamburgers!

Schnappa Rock - Enjoy a meal with a DJ & Live Music

 

 
Gardens – Quarry Gardens, Fernery, Filmy Fernhouse, Conservatory and Cactus House, Reyburn House
Whangarei Kiwi House, Heritage Park & Museum
Wineries – Longview Estate, Marsden Estate, Cottle Hill Winery (Kerikeri)
SHOPPING & GIFTS

Shopenzed - For all your gift purchases is only 5 minutes away in Ngunguru
Visit www.shopenzed.com

Local Art – Quarry Craft Co-op, Reyburn House, Whangarei Art Museum, Gallery 76, The Bach, Burning Issues Gallery, Glenbervie Pottery, Raku Pottery (Ngunguru)

Arts & Crafts Workshops - Raku Pottery, Quarry Craft Co-op, Wonkie Pole

 

 

 

Whangarei Tutukaka Northland New Zealand
We are only a thirty minute scenic drive east of Whangarei and two and a half hours from Auckland.
Beach Accommodation Northland - Lookout Lodge - Whangaumu Bay Tutukaka Northland NZ