Tauranga Bay in Northland
A beautiful sandy beach with crystal clear water and beautiful scenery. Tauranga Bay is also a popular camping site. It offers great fishing, swimming and boating adventures. Tauranga Bay’s beach is a safe beach with no currents.
There is a variety of accommodation to select from including tent sites, motor home facilities, Caravan Parks, motels, holiday homes and baches with many on the beachfront.
Tauranga Bay is also known as Seafood Heaven. It’s famous for its Pipis and mussels. Cockles and Oysters are also abundant in Whangaroa Harbour so you wont go short on the choice of seafood and there will certainly be enough for everyone.
There is superb fishing here too. You can expereicne Rock-fishing (from the rocks at either end of the bay) or surfcasting. A surfcasting rod can be hired from the office at $5 per day. Snorkelling is popular around the rocks.
The Rock Pools at both ends of the beach are worth exploring too as they are packed with crabs, small fish and exciting seashells, the kids will love it.
To get to Tauranga Bay from Auckland, follow State Highway 1 past Whangarei, going towards KeriKeri. Follow State Highway 10 north out of KeriKeri to reach Kaeo.
Just past Kaeo you will come across the right hand turn off to both Whangaroa Harbour and Tauranga Bay and from there on you just need to follow the signs.