Welcome to Whangaroa Harbour


There are plenty of charter boats for game-fishing (December to April); prices start at around $1200 a day. If you’re planning to hook a monster, insist on it being released once caught – striped marlin and swordfish are among NZ’s least-sustainable fishing options.

On the other side of the harbour’s north head is Taupo Bay, a surf beach that attracts a loyal Kiwi contingent in summer. On easterly swells, there are quality right-handers to surf at the southern end of the bay, by the river mouth. It’s reached by an 11km road signposted from SH10.


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Whangaroa Harbour in detail