One hour north of Whangarei, Whangaruru is a harbour that boasts spectacular beaches against a verdant backdrop of flora and fauna and breath-taking coastline.
The harbour is said to have been named by Puhimoanariki who was sailing up the coast at the time, looking for shelter. The task took him a long time and upon his discovery, he christened the harbour “Whangaruru”. Whanga means ‘to wait’ and ruru ‘to shelter’. more
Known for its beautiful natural surroundings, Whangaruru is an excellent place to rest and relax. Popular activities here include boating, bushwalks, fishing, kayaking, swimming and picnicking.
World-class shore-based diving for open water divers through to tech divers, dive courses, gear hire, air fills & Nitrox fills, accommodation and meals all in a fun, social and relaxed atmosphere. Locations within the Bay of Islands: Hole in the Rock, Danger Rock, Canterbury Wreck or for advanced divers enjoy the Poor Knight Islands on our Liveaboard Sun Spy.
Mobile-friendly - Situated on the shores of charming Parutahi Bay just inside the entrance of the Whangaruru Harbour, Whangaruru Beachfront Camp offers motel accommodation, cabins and 80 camp sites of which 43 are powered. The camp has a good safe water supply, hot showers (not metered), a kitchen with cooking elements, microwaves, jugs and toasters, fridges and freezers and a laundry.
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