The inlet waters of Pataua South make for family friendly swimming, or a picnic under the pohutukawa trees. And, just a walk over the Walk Bridge, you'll discover the wild ocean beach in Pataua North, a popular find for surfers.
Only a 45 minute drive from north of Whangarei, Pataua South offers an easy, flat DOC walk that skirts the Pataua estuary itself. Or, for some free excitement, fling yourself off the footbridge!
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