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Things To Do In Doubtless Bay

Doubtless Bay is a stunning natural haven with 26 beaches and 70kms of coastline. The unspoilt coastline ensures an abundance of wildlife with dolphins, excellent fishing and many water activities. The tranquil white and golden sandy beaches are perfect for, walking, and hiking, or just relaxing. The Doubtless Bay area extends from Taupo Bay in the... Show More

Tourist Information About Doubtless Bay

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Matthews Vintage Collection

Matthews Vintage Coll...

Matthews Collection is set in tranquil rural surroundings with many friendly far ......

Karikari Estate Winery Restaurant

Karikari Estate Winer...

Discover a 360 degree experience, at Carrington Estate. Presented on the pinnac ......

Northland Golf Resort

Northland Golf Resort

Play... Take a swing at Carrington Estate’s championship golf course. Crafted ......

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Tourist Information About Doubtless Bay

Doubtless Bay is a stunning natural haven with 26 beaches and 70kms of coastline. The unspoilt coastline ensures an abundance of wildlife with dolphins, excellent fishing and many water activities. The tranquil white and golden sandy beaches are perfect for, walking, and hiking, or just relaxing. The Doubtless Bay area extends from Taupo Bay in the East to the Karikari Peninsula in the West. It includes the settlements of Hihi, Coopers Beach, Cable Bay, Taipa and Whatuwhiwhi, with its centre in busy Mangonui. You?ll find a great choice of restaurants and bars, among them, by reputation, New Zealand's most famous fish and chip shop. Relax at a day spa or on a charter yacht, enjoy excellent golf courses and an interesting Heritage Trail and Vintage Museum.


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Karikari Estate Winery Restaurant

1. Karikari Estate Winery Restaurant

On the Karikari Peninsula, Karikari Estate is the northernmost vineyard and winery. Our winery restaurant has a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean and New Zealand's North Cape. While taking in the breathtaking views, have a snack or a full dinner with a bottle of wine. The restaurant serves a variety of platters, pizzas, and other dishes produced with locally sourced ingredients.

 
Matthews Vintage Collection

2. Matthews Vintage Collection

The Matthews Collection is located in a peaceful rural setting with a variety of friendly farm animals. With a big assortment of stationary engines, vintage cars, and traditional farming, domestic, and pioneering machines, there's something for everyone. Indoors, with all conveniences, and excellent for children's education.

 
Golf

3. Golf

Golf is a fantastic activity to do on a sunny day with friends, family or just by yourself! This golf course offers vast, stunning views for you to admire as you play. The Northland golf course at Carrington Estate is situated between the panoramic ocean views to the north and east and the hillside vineyards of Karikari Estate to the south. Our 18-hole Carrington Golf Course is a Championship-standard course with a length of 6417 meters and a par of 72. It features a range of terrains, from rolling valleys to tough water holes. The course is designed to accommodate golfers of all abilities and offers a wide range of hole options, including one of New Zealand's longest par 5s and one of the shortest par 3s over water.

 
Rangikapiti Pa

4. Rangikapiti Pa

On a sunny day, a wonderful and educational thing to do is visit the Rangikapiti Pa riddled with history.

The Rangikapiti Pa is a historic site as well as providing breathtaking panoramic views. The remains of a historic Maori fortified village can still be seen today in the unique terraces and defensive ditch cut into the hill at a pa site. To get to the top of the hill, you can either walk or drive.

 
Visit Coca Cola Lake

5. Visit Coca Cola Lake

Although its official name is Lake Rotopokaka, Coca Cola Lake has gained popularity as a result of the black tannins that give the water a Coca Cola-like hue. The lake is a favorite swimming and picnicking spot, especially on sunny days when the dark waters get lovely and warm. There is an easy walking pathway from the lake to Tokerau Beach, Karikari Peninsula's longest beach, for those who want to go a little further!

 
Explore the Town of Mangonui

6. Explore the Town of Mangonui

The beautiful town of Mangonui is steeped in Maori and European history, with several old-worldly structures indicating that it was once a flourishing whaling and commerce town. The heritage buildings are now used as businesses, lodging, cafes, and more! Mangonui is a lovely spot to stroll around, and don't forget to stop by the "World-Famous" fish and chip shop for some delicious fish and chips.

 
Visit the many beautiful beaches

7. Visit the many beautiful beaches

There are so many amazing golden-sand beaches in Doubtless Bay to explore! From Hihi, via Coopers Beach, Cable Bay, Taipa, with its estuary and wide beach, to Tokerau's lengthy vista, which ends at the picturesque Whatuwhiwhi. Then it's up the hill to the end of the Karikari peninsula and Matai Bay's twin beaches, which are very stunning. Then head back down the peninsula to Puheke Beach, which has blindingly white sand and water that crackles. Then it's on to Rangiputa's harbor beach, a boat fisherman's heaven. All of the beaches, with the exception of Rangiputa, are surf beaches to some extent. There are also plenty of others as well, for you to explore!

 
Taumarumaru Reserve

8. Taumarumaru Reserve

The Taumarumaru Scenic Reserve is renowned for three Maori pa sites, and a 40-minute circle walk takes you around them! Discover terraces and storage pits carved into this steep mountainside, as well as a small, hidden beach. This short walk features great views and is a wonderful activity for you and your family and friends.

 
Climb Up Mt Puheke

9. Climb Up Mt Puheke

Mt Puheke is a must-see for more spectacular views of the Karikari Peninsula. Mt Puheke, also known as Puheke Hill, is one of Northland's few volcanoes. You'll enjoy spectacular vistas, notably of the 18-kilometer (11-mile) long Tokerau Beach, as you rise 130 meters (426 feet) above sea level. Furthermore, the viewpoint is simply a 20-minute hike from the road.

 
Cable bay

10. Cable bay

Discover the allure of Cable Bay. Playing in the sea, swimming, boogie boarding (complimentary boards at Golden Sand), surfing, windsurfing, snorkeling in the rock pools, rowing in the provided dinghy, and strolling along the beach and rocks are all options. Fishing off the beach or rocky boulders is popular, as is diving for kina and other fish near Cable Bay. Cable bay is not the only white sandy haven, there are so many beautiful beaches to explore in Doubtless bay.

 

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