beautiful beaches around the motel - Whangaumu Bay
activities nearby Tutukaka


  • Coastal walks - try walking to Ngunguru from The Sands Motel at low tide or drive to Whale Bay and Matapouri
  • Fishing - surfcasting straight in front of the motel
  • Swimming at the many beautiful beaches - especially the one on your doorstep - Whangaumu Bay!
  • Poor Knights Islands and Wreck scuba diving
  • Boat trips to the Poor Knights Islands
  • Surfing at Sandy Bay and the Ngunguru Bar - surf lessons available at Tutukaka
  • Plenty of local cafes, restaurants and takeaways to explore, just a 5-minute drive over the hill
  • Drive the scenic loop road from SH 1 including the Whangarei Falls and Hikurangi Ngunguru Golf Course and sports centre
  • Game fishing, surfcasting and fishing off the rocks along the coast
  • Kayaking directly outside the motel at Whangaumu Bay
  • 1.5-hour drive to the Bay of Islands - ideal for a day trip


Address: 48 Whangaumu St, Tutukaka Coast, Whangarei

+64 9 434 3747

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