Facilities, Surroundings & Tutukaka
Kowharewa Bay, is the ideal spot to swim, fish, sunbathe, or try out the kayaks and paddleboard available at Kowhai Lodge. At the nearby Tutukaka Marina boat hire is available to go fishing, exploring, or simply join a chartered trip and discover the poor Knight Islands.
Dive Tutukaka offers a range of diving experiences, including diving two local wrecks and all day adventures discovering amazing wildlife. Shopping in Tutukaka includes garden nurseries and boutiques. In Whangarei, there is a wide variety of shops. Find special clothing, jewellery, paintings, sculptures and other keepsakes from top New Zealand and local designers.
In Tutukaka there are restaurants, cafes and other eateries including Schnappa Rock, Wahi at Oceans, and Salt Air.
In and around Tutukaka there are many chances to meet the local wildlife. The garden at Kowhai Lodge is regularly visited by Tui and Kereru (Native Pidgeon), as well as Quail, Pukeko and Herons.
Take a caving tour with Peak Adventures exploring local caves, or visit Sailfish Cove Vineyard and sample their special wines.