Only 2.5 hours mostly scenic drive from Auckland, or 30 minutes from Whangarei, Taurikura Bay is located near the end of the Whangarei Heads peninsula. The house is in a prime elevated location, opposite to the Bays beaches and many popular hiking trails.
Taurikura Bay is truly an awesome spot to vacation and has so much to offer. You can do as much or as little as you like and the weather is rarely an issue. Whangarei Heads is a kiwi sanctuary.
Stunning water views over the bay and up to the magnificent Mt Manaia. Safe swimming beaches only just metres away. Watch the sun set and/or the lights of the oil refinery light up on the other side of the harbour from the deck or your bed.
Bach is a traditional 'Kiwi Bach', very tidy with its own charm.
Plenty of fishing and diving from the shore or from a boat. All tide boat launching ramp (AWD or 4x4 recommended except full tide). Snapper and scallops 50 to 100m off shore.
Access straight into the Whangarei harbour! The Whangarei Harbour is a large aquatic playground, perfect for fishing, diving, and swimming, boating and more extreme water sports. It is also the gateway to the outer Islands (Hen and Chicken Islands so close) and an endless coastline.
Safe and calm waters perfect for paddle boarding and all water activities. Enjoyable fun time for the kids. Many beautiful bays to kayak and explore.
Stunning Ocean beach 10 minutes’ drive (sandy surf /swimming beach with life savers in summer).
Local item of historical significance right over the road, all natural jetty.
A beautiful area overlooked by too many who continue north of Whangarei.
The surrounding hills and native bush reserves offer fantastic walking tracks, taking you to some world class views and serene beaches. Whatever your fitness level there's something for everyone, all within a short walk or 2-5 minute drive.
Mt Manaia, Smugglers Cove, Mt Lion, Busby head, Peach cove, Bream head, Ocean beach, Mt Aubrey and many other seaside walks! But don't forget the camera as the views are incredible.
Walking distance to the General store, 2 minute walk.
Children’s playground, 2 minutes’ walk.
Tennis courts, 2 minutes’ walk.
Local Licensed cafe, great food both eat in and takeaway, 5 minutes’ drive.
If you feel like a casual drink or meal then pop along to our local Mt Manaia Club (visitors welcome) and "Stan's Van" will ensure you won't need to drink and drive.
At Parua Bay is a fuel station with gas and dive fills, a small shopping complex, medical center and salon, tavern, boat club, and refuse station.
"The Jetty" at Parua Bay Pub, 13 minute drive.
Pines Golf Club 15 minutes’ drive.
2 night minimum stay.
Pets allowed with prior approval (not fully fenced).
Room for parking of 4 cars (or boat) in driveway of Bach - extra parking available on front lawn.
Linen ca be supplied (includes sheets, duvets, towels & tea towels) for a fee of $45. Please supply own beach towels!
Cleaning fee of $45 applies (dependent on numbers staying and/or length of tenure).
A deposit of 50% is required to confirm booking, balance to be paid 14 days prior to tenure.
NOTE: There is a rubbish transfer station in Parua Bay. Rubbish is to be removed from property if leaving when regular pick up is not due. (Rubbish collection on Mondays, council bags or stickers required)
Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$45.00 per stay)
NOTE: Under Kiwi Bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave.