Welcome to Matauri & Tauranga Bays

Matauri Bay is a long, sandy surf beach, 18km off SH10, with the 17 Cavalli Islands scattered offshore. On top of the headland above the park is a monument to the Rainbow Warrior; the Greenpeace ship’s underwater resting place among the nearbyislands is a popular dive site.

Back on the main road, the route heads west, passing through pleasant Te Ngaere village and a succession of little bays before the turn-off to Tauranga Bay, a smaller beach where the sand is a peachy pink colour.

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Matauri & Tauranga Bays in detail