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Rongotai and Tauranga Bay

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Kauri Cliffs Golf Course

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Morning mist over Whangaroa Harbour entrance

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St Paul's Rock Whangaroa

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Historic Stone Store, Kerikeri

Things to do at Tauranga Bay, Whangaroa & Northland

Tauranga Bay Beach
A lovely long stretch of soft golden sand just down the hill from Rongotai.

Kayak Hire at Tauranga Bay
Northland Sea Kayaking operate from Tauranga Bay and do half and full day trips - Phone: 09 405-0381


Whangaroa Harbour
Picturesque Harbour with towering rocky bluffs and widely known as 'Marlin Capital of New Zealand'.
Whangaroa Harbour Scenic Video

Fishing from Whangaroa Harbour
Book Brian Candy’s 'Kuri II' fishing charter boat operating from Whangaroa - a reasonable fee and sure-to-catch lots of fish.


Kauri Cliffs Golf Course
The world class Kauri Cliffs course near Matauri Bay is approximately 20 minutes away from Rongotai which makes it a perfect location for your golfing holiday. Other excellent golf courses in Northland are Kerikeri, Carrington on the Karikari Peninsular, and Waitangi.

Puketi Forest
View the mighty Kauri trees, native bush and birdlife.
For guided walks through Puketi visit: www.forestwalks.com

Bushmansfriend Nature Tours
Experienced guide Tony Foster provides safe and informative eco tours of Whangaroa's beautiful forest, bush and natural harbour. 
Boat and walking tours are offered. www.bushmansfriend.co.nz


Dive the Cavalli Islands
The final resting place of the Greenpeace flagship the 'Rainbow Warrior'. A world famous dive.

Local dive operators, contact for more information regarding pick up and drop off and gear hire.
Paihia Dive
Dive Zone
A to Z Diving
Dive Ops
Dive the Rainbow Warrior


Kerikeri
Visit the historic Stone Store Basin or browse the arts and craft outlets and boutique shops. Kerikeri boasts a wide variety of cafes and restaurants. Kerikeri New World supermarket is a good place to stock up on your groceries for your stay at Rongotai.

Kerikeri Sunday Farmers Market is a lively place to buy local produce and gourmet food items.




Day Trips

Cape Reinga
Take a bus tour to the 'Top of New Zealand' Cape Reinga and experience an exhilarating ride along 90 Mile Beach. Some tours also offer boogie boarding down the giant sand dunes.

Bay of Islands
Visit Paihia 'Adventure Capital of Northland' and historic Russell, Bay of Islands. Russell is a short passenger ferry across the water from Paihia or you can take your vehicle across on the ferry from Opua.