Only half an hour north-east of Whangarei, Tutukaka is the gateway to the Poor Knights Islands marine reserve. The Islands, 25km off shore, have been rated by the famous Jacques Cousteau as one of the top-ten dive sites in the world - the water is known for its clarity and an abundance of sea life. Sea currents and visibility up to 30 metres underwater allow the diver, (and kayaker or snorkeler) to see a highly-populated, rich and diverse tapestry of marine life. more
Famous in their own right for an abundance of flora, fauna, bird life and reptilia that have evolved in glorious isolation for over two million years, the Poor Knights stand sentinel over a marine reserve of spectacular topography, extraordinary diversity and unique life forms.
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Mobile-friendly - Maunga Iti, is a large bush block just inland from the stunning Tutukaka coastline. An easy 2 1/4 hour drive from Auckland, this delectable slice of kiwi paradise makes the perfect escape for weary city folk looking to recharge and relax. Perfect for couples, the luxury tent sits on a hill with a dreamy view overlooking bush and ocean.
Mobile-friendly - Award-winning Dive! Tutukaka, New Zealand’s largest dive charter company delivering the best sub-tropical diving in the world. Our five ocean-going vessels take over 12,000 people to The Poor Knights Islands every year. Offering air-fills, equipment and retail sales, full equipment hire, professional crews, 364-day-a-year operations, PADI training for all levels. Purpose-built dive-boats take you to a site matching your ability.
Mobile-friendly - Nestled in mature, secluded grounds, the house sits just 200 metres from Kowharewa Bay beach on the beautiful Tutukaka Coast, the gateway to the famous Poor Knights. Kowhai Lodge contains all modern conveniences, including a spa pool, petanque and lawn croquet ground, barbeque and is maintained to a high standard by the owners all year round.
Mobile-friendly - New Zealand's most spectacular holiday resort, only 30 minutes from Whangarei and two-and-a-half hours from Auckland. The resort overlooks the whole of Tutukaka Harbour, with breathtaking, panoramic ocean views across to the Poor Knights and the Hen and Chicken Islands. Nearby activities include swimming, boating, fishing, surfing, scuba diving, sightseeing and more. Simply relax or explore the amazing Tutukaka coastline.
Perfect Day Ocean Cruise offers the ultimate non-diving Poor Knights experience, with sight-seeing, kayaking, cave explorations, snorkeling, swimming, snippets of fascinating history and Island facts and great food. The boat is incredibly well fitted-out, with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, upstairs viewing, plenty of facilities and the fabulous 'fish cam' live video streaming underwater shots right into the boat.
Mobile-friendly - Exposing you to New Zealand’s new beauty through active outdoor tours: All inclusive multi-day adventures • Family friendly day tours • Private tours • Complete custom itineraries for those wanting something a little bit different!
Mobile-friendly - Welcome to The Sands Motel situated next to the beautiful white sandy beach and pohutukawa trees of Whangaumu Bay on the picturesque Tutukaka Coast. The prime beachfront location allows you to experience the Kiwi dream of a holiday house at the beach. Spacious motel accommodation with outside deck, 2 bedrooms, lounge and full kitchen and relaxing garden surroundings.
Mobile-friendly - Surrounded by beautiful scenery and activities, you won't be short of things to see and do during your escape to Whananaki Holiday Park. Whether it be relaxing on surf or tranquil beaches, kayaking on the estuary, hiking or fishing, there is something for everyone. The local beach store is right next door with everyday supplies, takeaways and dive fills.
Mobile-friendly - For an exclusive, exhilarating sail or relaxing cruise from Russell, Paihia or Kerikeri, this is the best way to see the stunning Bay of Islands. Swimming, snorkeling, dolphins, island stopovers, beach walks, beverages and delicious cuisine are part of the adventure. A modern 18 metre high performance, spacious sailing yacht, Zindabar is available for private day, overnight and extended cruises.
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Brand new circus on its very first tour in New Zealand. Cirque Grande - all new circus sensation presents world-class acts from around the globe. It brings a fresh and exciting new look to the circus in NZ. You ...
Where: Ruakaka Town Centre, Bream Bay, Whangarei District
Address: Marsden Point Road, Ruakaka, Bream Bay, Whangarei District
From: 7:00pm on Friday 16th November 2018
To: 3:00pm on Sunday 18th November 2018
Dave Alley & James Bar Bowen
James Bar Bowen is an acoustic folk-punk singer-songwriter, guitarist and story-teller. Playing mostly self-penned songs engaging with many big political issues (migration, racism, climate change, gentrification, ...
Where: The Old Stone Butter Factory, Whangarei
Address: 8 Butter Factory Lane, Whangarei
From: 8:00pm on Friday 16th November 2018
To: 11:00pm on Friday 16th November 2018
Live Music From Kara Britton
Kara is an extremely talented singer/songwriter. "Come with me on my solo music journey inspire me and support me so i can keep playing my originals! Alt folk rock persuasions and always a relaxed vibe."
Where: Thirty30, Paihia, Bay of Islands
Address: 16, Kings Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands
From: 6:00pm on Friday 16th November 2018
To: 9:00pm on Friday 16th November 2018
Live Music with Blast From The Past
Live Music at the Club on Friday 16th Nov. Let's dance with the band Blast From the Past! Club Van Available to pick up and drop off. Club & Bar open from 3:00pm. Legends Restaurant open from 5.00pm. Membership ...
Where: Paihia Ex-Servicemens Association, Paihia, Bay of Islands
Address: 14 Joyces Rd, Paihia, Bay of Islands
From: 7:00pm on Friday 16th November 2018
To: 11:00pm on Friday 16th November 2018
Public Roller Skating
Come along for family-friendly exercise! No matter what your age you can have fun. We have skates in all sizes to hire if you need them, and a friendly atmosphere, so don't be shy. Safety gear (pads and helmets) are ...
Where: Portland Recreation Centre, Whangarei
Address: McGill Rd, Portland, Whangarei
From: 6:30pm on Friday 21st September 2018
To: 8:30pm on Friday 30th November 2018
Improv Theatresports - Fun Jam Sessions
Open to everyone! On fortnightly Thursdays (sometimes Fridays), join us for improvisation/theatresports jams (please note this is not a show, it's an interactive jam session). We'll play acting games, stretch our ...
Where: OneOneSix, Whangarei
Address: 116a Bank St, Whangarei
From: 8:00pm on Friday 17th August 2018
To: 8:30pm on Friday 14th December 2018
Friday Night Twilight Golf. Tee off between 3.00 and 5.45 pm. Lots of prizes. After your round you can order a light meal from Country Kitchen Cafe and go upstairs to the bar. The popular Joker draw returns, ...
Where: Northland Golf Cub, Whangarei
Address: 160 Pipiwai Rd, Whangarei
From: 3:00pm on Friday 2nd November 2018
To: 5:45pm on Friday 7th December 2018
Day Cruise In the Bay of Islands
Get on the The Rock NZ boat for the most action-packed Bay of Islands cruise in New Zealand. The Rock Adventure Cruise is suitable for all ages, but is it for you? Yes, if you enjoy great company, are seeking new ...
Where: The Rock Adventure Cruise, Paihia, Bay of Islands
Address: 69 Marsden Rd, Paihia, Bay of Islands
From: 8:00am on Tuesday 2nd October 2018
To: 3:00pm on Friday 1st March 2019
Bay of Islands Photography Workshop
This is a 4-day long exposure masterclass photography workshop in the Bay of Islands. This workshop is designed to perfect the techniques of long exposure, high dynamic range (HDR) and fine black and white ...
Where: The Duke of Marlborough Hotel, Russell, Bay of Islands
Address: 35 The Strand, Russell, Bay of Islands
From: 11:00am on Friday 16th November 2018
To: 7:00pm on Sunday 18th November 2018
L'Amour De La France - Photographs by Ken Adams
Artistic statement - Graduating from the Elam School of Fine Arts with honours in Painting, I was encouraged to study the work of the ‘Old Masters’ by my professors, Garth Tapper and Colin McCahon. Regular visits ...
Where: The Shutter Room, Whangarei
Address: 9 Rust Avenue, Whangarei
From: 12:00pm on Wednesday 7th November 2018
To: 2:00pm on Saturday 1st December 2018