Whale Bay

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5 from 7 users.


Whale and Matapouri Bays are recognised by the Lonely Planet guide as being among the best beaches in New Zealand. The white sand defines the edge of the lush green native bush with mature stands of puriri, pohutukawa and kowhai. This contrasts with the clear blue water of these beautifully calm bays. Whale Bay was an ideal location for Mori to launch their early whaling missions and gives it the name popularly used today. There are stunning views of the coast on the walkways between Whananaki and Matapouri and magnificent examples of native trees. Circular walks are possible which include everything that is special about the Northland east coast.

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Lat: -35.558124 Lng: 174.500296

User Reviews



Beautiful beach. Just walk along the coast until the lookout, its so beautiful!


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somebody broke into my car. acccording to council we are not the 1st car/travellers



Beautiful beach, also a nice walking track goes there from matapouri bay.


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