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Dive the Poor Knights Islands and Stay at Pacific Rendezvous

Wednesday 29 April 2015, 4:23PM
By Beckie Wright
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The Poor Knights Islands are among the top ten spots favoured by divers the world over and the Pacific Rendezvous Resort is perfectly situated with its spectacular views of the islands. As Ross Lee, the Manager of Pacific Rendezvous Resort says, “We have divers staying here practically every day of the year from all over New Zealand and all over the world.”

The Poor Knights Islands are an internationally recognized icon, up for World Heritage Status and 23km off the Tutukaka Coast where the island’s 11 million year old volcanic origins provide myriad spectacular drop offs, walls, caves, arches and tunnels, all inhabited by an amazing array of underwater life. Isolated from the mainland for many thousands of years, they are the remnants of ancient volcanoes that erupted in the Pacific Ring of Fire. Converging warm water currents, a micro -climate and thousands of years of separation from the mainland have resulted in a unique biodiversity. Washed by the warmth sweeping down from the Coral Sea, the Poor Knights Islands are ever present on the horizon of most of the North East coast of Northland, and the easiest harbour by which to access them is Tutukaka. Although the trip will only take a little over 35 minutes, it is a world away as you venture out to this “Middle Earth in the Middle of the Ocean”.

Diving trips depart daily from 8.30am at the Tutukaka Marina and the team at Pacific Rendezvous Resort work in conjunction with Dive! Tutukaka to provide their guests with the best diving experience possible.

Pacific Rendezvous Resort is New Zealand’s most spectacularly situated beach motel, located at Tutukaka, 25 minutes from Whangarei and just over an hour from the Auckland CBD. The Tutukaka Coast was recently voted ‘the second most beautiful coast on earth’ by the National Geographic magazine and is the perfect destination for a weekend away. The Pacific Rendezvous Resort complex consists of a 10.5 hectare peninsular with access to two sandy beaches, and is surrounded by park-like grounds and spectacular views of either the Tutukaka Harbour or the Pacific Ocean, stretching out to the world-famous Poor Knights Islands. The views from their ‘Ocean View’ units which are positioned at the front of the peninsular are breath-taking.

For the most spectacular diving experience contact the friendly team at Pacific Rendezvous and for more information please visit the website at www.pacificrendezvous.co.nz .