Matapouri Bay

This stretch of white sand beach is perfect for safe swimming and family exploring. A favourite getaway holiday destination.

A ten minute drive from Tutukaka, with a spectacular white sand coastal beach, plus restful estuary.

Discover the Mermaid Pools at low tide. Walkway via the coast to Whale Bay with splendid coastal views (20 minutes one way).

The estuary is a safe swimming spot, with locals jumping off the bridge at high tide, and a boat ramp to launch from as weel.

A local store sells more ice cream than most, and many families have been holidaying here for generations!