Guidebook for Cable Bay

Natalie
Guidebook for Cable Bay

Parks & Nature

Beautiful golden sand beach, kids playground & legendary Tip Top rolled ice creams from the Cable Bay dairy! Take care if swimming though as it can have dangerous surf.
Cable Bay
Beautiful golden sand beach, kids playground & legendary Tip Top rolled ice creams from the Cable Bay dairy! Take care if swimming though as it can have dangerous surf.
This long beach is ideal for an early morning or evening stroll. Safe swimming for children. Postcard perfect beach lined with Pohutakawa trees that blossom with red flowers every December. Plenty of fodder for your Instagram account at this picturesque location!
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Coopers Beach
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This long beach is ideal for an early morning or evening stroll. Safe swimming for children. Postcard perfect beach lined with Pohutakawa trees that blossom with red flowers every December. Plenty of fodder for your Instagram account at this picturesque location!
historic whaling town with a picturesque sheltered harbour, cafes, Thai takeaway, fish & chips, local shops & heritage trail
Mangonui Harbour
historic whaling town with a picturesque sheltered harbour, cafes, Thai takeaway, fish & chips, local shops & heritage trail
Known by locals as New Zealand's Fiji due to its fine white sand beach & crystal clear water. It is off the beaten track so this beach will never be overrun with tourists. The adjacent harbour is a renown fishing & diving location. Take care if venturing off-shore though - I know someone who took a shark bite while diving off a boat in the deep water of the bay.
Rangiputa Beach
55 Rangiputa Rd
Known by locals as New Zealand's Fiji due to its fine white sand beach & crystal clear water. It is off the beaten track so this beach will never be overrun with tourists. The adjacent harbour is a renown fishing & diving location. Take care if venturing off-shore though - I know someone who took a shark bite while diving off a boat in the deep water of the bay.
Magical place with spiritual significance to Maori & the northern-most tip of NZ where you can see the Tasman & Pacific oceans meet.
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Cape Reinga Lighthouse
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Magical place with spiritual significance to Maori & the northern-most tip of NZ where you can see the Tasman & Pacific oceans meet.
The site where New Zealand's first sermon was given by Samuel Marsden more than 200 years ago, on Xmas day. The Marsden Cross memorial, a beautiful beach, walking track, heritage information panels and archaeological remains of the country's first European settlement are also located here.
Rangihoua Heritage Park
The site where New Zealand's first sermon was given by Samuel Marsden more than 200 years ago, on Xmas day. The Marsden Cross memorial, a beautiful beach, walking track, heritage information panels and archaeological remains of the country's first European settlement are also located here.

Sightseeing

Explore Mills Bay by foot - fish off the wharf, catch a charter boat or just admire the yachts moored in this picturesque, sheltered bay
Mill Bay Road
Explore Mills Bay by foot - fish off the wharf, catch a charter boat or just admire the yachts moored in this picturesque, sheltered bay

Essentials

Well stocked local grocery store but can be pricey. If you have a lot of groceries to purchase it might be worth driving to the discount supermarket Pak N Save, 20 minutes north in Kaitaia.
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Four Square Coopers Beach
9 Coopers Dr
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Well stocked local grocery store but can be pricey. If you have a lot of groceries to purchase it might be worth driving to the discount supermarket Pak N Save, 20 minutes north in Kaitaia.

Food Scene

Good coffee and even better views over Mangonui harbour. I recommend the toasted sandwiches too. Also has a licensed bar for an afternoon wine in the sun. Outdoor seating with umbrellas for shade from the heat. Watch the seagulls don't steal your breakfast though!
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Little Kitchen
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Good coffee and even better views over Mangonui harbour. I recommend the toasted sandwiches too. Also has a licensed bar for an afternoon wine in the sun. Outdoor seating with umbrellas for shade from the heat. Watch the seagulls don't steal your breakfast though!
For a posh dining experience at the renowned Hotel & Golf Course with fabulous views over Doubtless Bay.
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Carrington Estate
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For a posh dining experience at the renowned Hotel & Golf Course with fabulous views over Doubtless Bay.

Entertainment & Activities

International class golf course that has hosted rich listers & luminaries including US ex-president Barrack Obama. A round of golf must be pre-booked via phone or their website.
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The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
139 Tepene Tablelands Rd
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International class golf course that has hosted rich listers & luminaries including US ex-president Barrack Obama. A round of golf must be pre-booked via phone or their website.

Arts & Culture

One of New Zealand's first European settlements and the first store in the country - the store remains open for trade and sells great colonial-style wares as well as some mid-20th century memorabilia.
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Kerikeri Mission House 1822
246 Kerikeri Rd
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One of New Zealand's first European settlements and the first store in the country - the store remains open for trade and sells great colonial-style wares as well as some mid-20th century memorabilia.
A site of great cultural significance to New Zealand's indigenous and European people. This is where the country's bi-cultural nationhood was first formed wit the signing of a treaty in the late 1800s.
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds (Bay of Islands)
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A site of great cultural significance to New Zealand's indigenous and European people. This is where the country's bi-cultural nationhood was first formed wit the signing of a treaty in the late 1800s.