Tutukaka Things to Do

  • At the far left end, you will find this beautiful
    At the far left end, you will find this...
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  • Main Beach as you enter near the car park.
    Main Beach as you enter near the car...
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  • What a beauty!
    What a beauty!
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    Whananaki

    by Robdaz Updated Dec 15, 2005

    A short drive from our campground you will reach whanakaki, another stretch of white sandy beach.

    The day we were there it was very windy and the kite surfers were surfing up and down the beach.

    There were also quite a numbers of holiday homes and a campground in the area.

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    Matapouri Bay.

    by Robdaz Updated Dec 15, 2005
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    I have never heard of Matapouri before but what a place . It is the most beautiful bay along the coasts. We have a great day here on the white sandy beach and although there we plenty of other people around it never felt crowded.

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    Whale Bay

    by Robdaz Written Jul 16, 2005

    Another great little bay with a stretch of white sandy beach fringed by shady pohutukawa trees.

    You have to walk about 10-15 minutes from the carpark on the main road to reach it but it is well worth it.

    Unfortunately ,I don't have a good pic of it as it was too cloudy on the day we were there.
    You just have to take my word for it.

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    Diving in Tutukaka

    by Dodo22 Written Nov 29, 2003

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    Who's in first?

    Tutukaka is the gateway to the Poor Knights Islands 14 miles off the coast. The waters off the Poor Knights are famous for big game fishing and the Poor Knights themselves are a marine sanctuary.

    In addition there is an artificial reef that has been created by the sinking of the ex-naval ship 'The Navel Destroyer - Waikato', with all its weapons.

    Tutukaka marine is hope to a number of dive shops and charter boats. I used Knightline Charters when I was there and spent the day at the Poor Knights - spectacular diving.

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    Tutukaka

    by Dodo22 Updated Nov 29, 2003

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    Tutukaka Harbour

    Tutukaka is the gateway to the Poor Knights Islands 14 miles off the coast. The waters off the Poor Knights are famous for big game fishing. Visit The Whangerei Deep Sea Anglers Club where you can see a display of trophies for some of their world record catches.

    The latest attraction is an artificial reef created by the sinking of the ex-naval ship 'The Navel Destroyer - Waikato', with all its weapons.

    For the boaties Tutukaka offers a safe, natural harbour with a modern marina, cafe, restaurants and bars, dive shops, charter boats and accommodation - what more could you ask.

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    Scorpion Fish

    by kenmerk Written May 26, 2003

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    Scorpion Fish...

    The well camouflaged scorpion (or rock) fish can be hard to see as they tend to blend themselves in with the rocks around them. Careful not to touch though as the spine on their backs is poisonous and if touch can be quite painful...

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    Days on the beach.

    by Robdaz Written Jul 16, 2005
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    It may be December but this is the southern hemisphere so it's long summer days on the beautiful white sandy beach and blue water.

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    Fish, Fish, Fish...

    by kenmerk Updated Jun 22, 2003

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    Lotsa Fish, Poor Knights...

    No shortage of fish out here... Big packs of them wandering through the forest of kelp that covers the walls at Poor Knights Island.....

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    ... and Big Brother...

    by kenmerk Updated Jun 22, 2003

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    Big Brother...

    I have to say that this big one did get my attention.....

    Smile for the camera, you big green bastid...

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    LIttle Brother....

    by kenmerk Updated Jun 22, 2003

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    Nice Choppers !!

    No shortage of morays out here... Seems like their heads were poking out of most every hole..

    This marine park is protected....

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    Natural Archway

    by kenmerk Updated Jun 22, 2003

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    Poor Knights Archway...

    A large natural archway at Poor Knights Marine Reserve... (large enough for the dive boat to just cruise right through...)

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    Mexican Standoff

    by kenmerk Written May 26, 2003

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    Mexican Standoff...

    The black fish is protecting its eggs, and isn't giving any ground.. (The diver was the dive master on this dive....).

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    Kelp Forest

    by kenmerk Written May 26, 2003

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    Swimming thru a Sea of Kelp...

    Being from warmer climes, diving at Poor Knights was quite different that what I had experienced before... I'm more used to a coral jungle, but here it is more of a rocky terrain encrusted in kelp...

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    Big Cave

    by kenmerk Written May 26, 2003

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    Large Sea Cave at Poor Knights..

    Huge natural cave in one of the islands. It is rumoured that Japanese subs used to hide in this particular cave during WW2 to avoid detection...

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    Air Pockets

    by kenmerk Updated May 26, 2003

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    Underwater Caves, Poor Knights...

    At one site there was an underwater cave that led to an air pocket where you could surface. Although the top of this cave is full of air, you depth gage will read about 30 feet deep...

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