Whale Bay, Matapouri

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#9 of 16 in Beaches in Northland Region
Whale Bay is located in Matapouri. Plan your visit to Whale Bay and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Matapouri travel itinerary planner.
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  • Good loop walk from Matapouri or from the car park by the main road. You won’t need to worry as much about theft if you park down by the Matapouri beach and walk back through the houses to the summit ...  more »
  • Some reviews talk of burglaries at the car park. It was pleasing to find some ladies set up and watching the cars all day. After a 10 min gentle walk with great views at some points along the way, we ...  more »
  • I have been visiting Whale Bay since childhood and everytime I go I still feel awestruck by how stunning this beach is. It is picture perfect and just absolute postcard material. The sand is white and...  more »
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  • CCTV monitored parking area at the top. Beach accessible via 5-10min walking track. The track itself offers the occasional stunning view of the beach as you make your way down. Small but incredibly beautiful beach. The sun is directly out over the water in the afternoon. Nice fishing spots, and some rocks jutting out into the ocean - perfect for sitting and admiring the view or meditating. Public toilets available.
  • Easy stroll to a stunning beach. Good public toilets at the beach too.

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