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“Whangaroa Harbour was a scenic and interesting surprise”
25 Apr 2016
“Informative and relaxing”
The water-taxi 'Waihi' is a comfortable purpose built vessel on which to enjoy the magnificent scenery and interesting history. Knowledgable local skippers share their stories of the harbour. The colonial and early contact of the 1800's and...more
Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
573 Whangaroa Road | Whangaroa Marina, Whangaroa 0478, New Zealand
An excellent way to experience the unique beauty of the Whangaroa Harbour. I thoroughly recommend the 90 minute experience travelling around the reaches of the harbour. The volcanic-formed scenery around Whangaroa is really worth seeing from the comfort of the Waihi launch, ably personnelled by...More
Wangaroa harbour must be one of the beautiful stretches of water in the world. If you are lucky enough to come here do take the harbour cruise and do the stream walk getting picked up by the boat at the end. The boat is nearly...More
awesome boat trip around the eastern harbour out to harbour entrance. amazing rock formation. supermoon low tide so limited access to bays but wonderful exposure of coastal rock formation. excellent skipper and knowledgeable guide Matt. i will be coming back again!
The harbour is one of NZs best kept secrets. The massive cliff and rock formations and turquoise water are more impressive than what you see around the bay of islands. The guide also gave us a run down of the area's rich history which complemented...More
..... to those who tire of modern mass-tourism.
This is in fact an extremely agreeable antidote to mass-tourism. The boat for the harbour tour only holds 8 and thus it is that it is a quiet, civilised, quality experience. Add to that the sensible approach...More
We spent a great couple of hours on the Water taxi with Mark who gave us so much insight into the history of the harbour and present activities. Beautiful scenery, fascinating rock formations and clear waters, Even had a seal to entertain us.
Whangaroa Harbour is a series of picture postcards. The trip around the harbour shows the varied rock formations both inside and outside of the heads. Mark's commentary on the history of the place is interesting and entertaining. His boat rides well, you stay dry and...More
In Jan I did the Discover Whangaroa Harbour Tour and am now inspired to the Lane Cove Walk. The skipper pointed out all the prominent peaks surrounding the harbour... including The Duke's Nose and after our tour he was back out on the harbour to...More
This is one of the most beautiful harbours in the North Island and has the advantage that it is quiet and well away from the usual tourist cruises. The tour commentary gives a great background to the area and its history but most importantly takes...More