See and do
About this area
Maori legend tells us that Kupe, the great Polynesian navigator, made his
first landing near Taipa in A.D. 950. In 1769, Captain James Cook sailed
past the entrance and recorded in his journal - Doubtless a Bay. From 1831,
European whalers, timber workers and immigrants arrived here.
Fishing, sailing, diving and beach activities are the main attractions
throughout Doubtless Bay with Matai Bay, Puheke, Rangiputa and Tokerau Beaches
on the Karikari Peninsula being a water sports paradise with excellent safe
This is an ideal base while you explore the best of Northland - Karikari
Peninsula, Doubtless Bay, Ninety Mile Beach, Hokianga Harbour, Ahipara and
Cape Reinga (the northern tip of New Zealand) with shopping, cafes and restaurants
including the famous Mangonui Fish Shop, museums, vineyards and golf courses
This is a playground for those who just love beaches and is perfect for
young families or fishermen. Each beach or bay has its own distinct personality
and special character. They vary from sheltered bays with fine white sand,
such as Matai Bay and Rangiputa, to rugged rocky coastline with pounding
surf. Tokerau Beach is perfect for kite surfing and sand yachting and for
wave surfing when the wind and tides are right.
There is boat launching at Tokerau Beach and Rangiputa. You can just relax
and soak up the sun in this subtropical paradise or use the kayaks, boogie
boards, surf boards andsnorkeling gear which we have available for hire
during your stay. Please view our photo gallery.
This world class golf resort is located on the Karikari peninsula and rests
between a private four kilometre white sand beach and the 65 acre mountainside
vineyards of the winery. The club's facilities include an 18 hole golf course,
dining and lounge facilities, library, tennis courts, swimming pool, billiard
room and pro shop. A platter of excellent Northland cuisine is available
daily for lunch at the winery.
Located 15 kilometres east of Doubtless Bay on State Highway 10.
Located at Ahipara at the bottom of Ninety Mile Beach.
Discover the history of The Far North and the gum digging revolution that
shaped the landscape, the people and the local industries of our past as
well as our modern day lives. View the maze of giant gum holes that reveal
extraordinary kauri trees from prehistoric times and explore the mystery
that caused the destruction of these ancient forests. Situated about 45
kilometres west of Tokerau Beach, off State Highway 1, Gumdiggers Park is
a four minute detour off the main route to Cape Reinga.
Located at Aurere, a few kilometres east of Inland Road on State Highway
10, experience a unique opportunity to view a privately-owned collection
of vintage cars and machinery used in farming dating back to the early 1900s.
Accumulated and restored by an avid vintage enthusiast over the last 40
years and covering over 1100 square metres of display area, there is a wide
range of tractors, stationary engines, vintage cars and pioneer farm and