What to See and Do in

Tutukaka

The Tutukaka coast is a stunning area of natural coastline starting only 20 minutes from Whangarei. Natural beauty abounds on the Tutukaka Coast.

Rocky shores, and pristine white sand beaches, stunning coastal bush walks, wildlife and many other natural attractions making it perfect for activities like hiking, swimming and picnicking.

Tutukaka is widely known for its world class marine reserve at the Poor Knights Islands accessible by boat from the Tutukaka Marina. The diving and snorkelling here is world renowned. A total Marine Reserve and Nature Reserve - and pending World Heritage Site - the 11 million year old Islands’ volcanic origins provide a myriad spectacular drop offs, walls, caves, arches and tunnels.

Fishing and surfing are popular in this region with regular surfing competitions held at Sandy Bay.

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