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Tutukaka Coast beaches are among the most spectacular in New Zealand, and there are so many beaches to choose from, each with individual character and beauty. The white sandy beaches include Matapouri Bay, Woolley’s Bay, Whale Bay and Whangaumu Bay. The inner harbour pebble beaches are Pacific Bay, Kowharewa Bay and Church Bay (accessible via Tutukaka Block Road). There is also the famous surf beach, Sandy Bay. And that’s only to get you started!
The Poor Knights marine reserve and HMS Tui/HMS Waikato wrecks are dive destinations off the Tutukaka Coast. Dive boats depart daily and with 100′s of sites to choose from the options are extensive. Several dive companies operate from Tutukaka Marina. Either hire full gear or just the equipment that you need on the day. PADI Dive courses, refresher dives and underwater photography are all available.
The Tutukaka Coast offers walkers and coastal scenery lovers of all fitness levels and ages an extensive range of spectacular and world-class short to long walks. The panoramic scenery is breathtaking, the beaches pristine and often secluded, and the native New Zealand bush superb. Whether you have five minutes or several hours available, there is a walkway for you on the Tutukaka Coast.
Similarly, with the cafes and restaurants nearby to Pacific Rendezvous Resort, whether it’s seafood, takeaways, coffee or a good steak you are after, you’ll find exactly what you are looking for on the Tutukaka Coast. The restaurant strip is only five minutes drive from Pacific Rendezvous situated around the Marina. Schnappa Rock Restaurant and Bar pride themselves on using local produce to provide diners with a “Pacific” orientated eating experience in a relaxed atmosphere.
Situated in the heart of Tutukaka Marina with a unique covered deck over the water and outside tables in the sun overlooking Tutukaka Marina and Harbour is the Marina Pizzeria, a family run restaurant emphasising fresh, homemade, locally sourced, quality food. The Oceans Restaurant and Bar is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner or simply for a coffee, a light meal or leisurely drink. Oceans restaurant offers three distinct menus to suit your mood. Finally, the Deep Sea Anglers Club Restaurant and Bar is an aquatic social club based at Tutukaka Marina. You can enjoy the Club amenities, providing a warm and friendly convivial atmosphere.
Pacific Rendezvous Resort is a destination in itself, with well-spaced, self-contained motel units, giving plenty of privacy but, at the same time, with plenty of community oriented activities, including the swimming-pool and two spa pools, one of which is private, so for more information on Tutukaka, Northland accommodation and Tutukaka dive please go to www.pacificrendezvous.co.nz .