Maitai Bay Day Area

Day Use Area

4.8 from 6 users.


Maitai Bay is located on the outer Karikari Peninsula, on Maitai Bay Road, about 44 km northeast of Kaitaia. A day use area and boat launching facilities are available. Enjoy diving, snorkelling and swimming at the beach, a short walk away from the campsite. Note: A rahui is in place so fishing is not permitted. Explore historic sites. Keep an eye out for endangered bird species like the New Zealand dotterel and oystercatcher. If you find a nesting area, do not disturb and take special care.

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Lat: -34.829101 Lng: 173.408829

User Reviews



Beautiful Beach!


Amanda N

Gorgeous views for minimal effort - walk up the small grassy hill and you can see Doubtless Bay on one side and Matai Bay on the other


Birdy 2018

Very cool beach good for swim surf and snorkeling


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