Tutukaka for Surf, Diving, & Big Game Fishing

Take the road from Whangarei to the sheltered natural harbour of Tutukaka and the beautiful beaches beyond.

Tutukaka is the gateway to great diving, snorkelling and kayaking experiences at the famous Poor Knights Islands - a wildlife marine reserve above the water and a marine reserve below

  • Enjoy a relaxed boat ride out to Rikoriko - the worlds largest sea cave
  • Big game and line fishing trips depart from Tutukaka wharf
  • Sandy Bay is famous for its world class surfing
  • Walk to beautiful Whale Bay - the track begins just north of Matapouri

National Geographic Traveler magazine rated the Tutukaka Coast as the second best coastal destination in the world in it's November 2011 issue - sharing second place with the Pembrokeshire Coast in UK.

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