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Cafe in Ahipara

North Drift Cafe

Start the day with a cooked breakfast and Ahipara's best coffee on the sunny front deck of this relaxed little cafe. Come back at lunch for a burger, fish and chips, or Cajun chicken tacos. In summer, they reopen at…
Beach in Ahipara

Shipwreck Bay

The best surfing is at this small cove at Ahipara's western edge, so named for shipwrecks still visible at low tide.
Viewpoint in Ahipara

Ahipara Viewpoint

This spectacular lookout on the bluff behind Ahipara is reached by an extremely rough road leading off the unsealed Gumfields Rd, which starts at the western end of Foreshore Rd.
Fish & Chips in Ahipara

Bidz Takeaways

Longstanding Bidz sells fresh fish, and the best fish, chips and burgers in town. There's also a small grocery store attached.