Northland & Bay of Islands


  • Long, sandy surf beach
  • Waipu Caves
  • Beachside cafe/restaurant


Waipu is a friendly town with an intriguing history, strong Scottish heritage and spectacular natural surroundings.

Northland & Bay of Islands
Waipu Caves, Northland & Bay of Islands

Waipu, a small settlement with Scottish heritage, is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the Pacific paradise of Bream Bay.

The number-one reason to visit is Waipu Cove, a long, sandy beach with safe swimming, surfing and fishing. The little ones will love exploring the rock pools and the secluded surroundings. 

The beachside cafe is an idyllic spot for breakfast, lunch, or an open-air dinner among the fairy lights. Other local attractions include a museum, art gallery and golf courses. 

There is a 1.5-hour walk around the Waipu Caves(opens in new window) where you will find stalactites, stalagmites and glow worms.

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