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The Lighthouse Lookout

Places to See - Things to Do

There are many things to do in Tutukaka while staying at The Lighthouse Lookout. Below is just a snapshot.

On the Property

  • Guests can relax on the beanbag chairs or sun loungers by the pool, or unwind with a soak in the spa pool.
  • We offer the use of kayaks and stand up paddleboards or a fish on the rocks below


From the marina, catch a dive boat to the world-renowned Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve, or hook into a deep sea fishing expedition, depending on the time of year.

  • Diving and fishing charters
  • Golf course and Tennis (within 3 km)
  • Surf/dive gear, bottle fills, clothing, art and crafts are at the Tutukaka Marina

Places of Interest

  • Kiwi North
  • The Whangarei Art Museum
  • Helena Bay Art Gallery
  • Glenbervie Adventure Forest

Local Facilities

  • Dairies (or grocery stores) located in Ngunguru, Tutukaka Marina and Matapouri. Most local dairies also sell bait for fishing
  • Petrol is available in Tikipunga (last part of Whangarei) and at the Tutukaka General Store outside Tutukaka Marina
  • Surf/dive gear, bottle fills, clothing, art and crafts are at the Tutukaka Marina
  • The closest supermarket is in Whangarei, 30 kms drive


The Tutukaka Coast has some of the worlds most gorgeous beaches that are never crowded! There are so many beaches to choose from, each with individual character and beauty.

The white sandy beaches include Matapouri Bay, Woolley’s Bay, Whale Bay and Whangaumu Bay.

The inner harbour pebble beaches are Pacific Bay, Kowharewa Bay and Church Bay (accessible via Tutukaka Block Road).

There is also the famous surf beach, Sandy Bay.


The Tutukaka Coast offers walkers and coastal scenery lovers of all fitness levels and ages an extensive range of spectacular and world-class short to long walks.

  • Whangaumu Bay – Ngunguru Estuary Walkway
  • Tane Moana Walkway (Giant Kauri)
  • Tutukaka Headland: Lighthouse Walkway
  • Matapouri to Whale Bay Walkway
  • Whale Bay Walkway
  • Te Araroa – The Long Pathway
  • Rauhomaumau Bay to William Parata Walkway
  • Tutukaka Estates Short Walk & Lookout
  • Ngunguru Mangrove Walkway
  • Whangarei Falls
  • Waro Limestone Reserve

Places to eat

While in Tutukaka, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a mere 15 minute walk from The Light House Lookout.

Day Trips with Brett

You may wish to leave the car at home and be driven in comfort with Brett at the wheel for a day or half day exploring further afield. Take in some gorgeous bush walks around the Whangarei District , following tree lined rivers and viewing astonishing falls. Or take a full day's trip to discover the majesty of Tane Mahuta, NZ's oldest and largest living Kauri tree. Prices and itineraries are designed to suit you.

Free Wifi
Spa pool
Outdoor Bath
Heated outdoor pool
Direct beach access
Total sun trap
Completely Private
Beautiful location and surroundings

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The Lighthouse Lookout
Birdseye view of property