With over 100 beaches, the Whangarei coast is the perfect destination for your summer holiday. The sheltered, beautiful, Whale Bay with idyllic white sand and azure waters is the perfect destination for a family picnic, with a safe beach for swimming. Just over the hill you will find Woolley’s Bay and Sandy Bay, well known as great surf spots.
Matapouri Bay is also a spectacular beach, with white sand and just a 20 minute bush / beach walk from Whale Bay. At low-tide, discover the Mermaid Pools, a great adventure for the kids, with warm rock pools to bathe in along the way.