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Activities & Attractions at Waipu Cove, Northland

Waipu Cove beach, one of Bream Bay’s finest beaches, is right here at camp and just a stone’s throw from your accommodation!

Waipu Cove is an open surf beach and is patrolled by lifeguards in season. Waipu Cove is excellent for surfing, when the swell is up and one of Northland’s great surfing attractions. Relax in the sun, watch the little ones building sandcastles or take a dip or stroll along miles of soft, white sand. There is a lovely river on the southern end of the beach, which is great for the children to swim in.

Across the river and over the hill is Shelly Bay, a small bay with shells, rather than sand. Also at the southern end of the beach you will see beautiful native Pohutukawa trees, the ‘kiwi Christmas tree’ which blossoms with rich red flowers during summer, and small rock pools which provide great fun and exploration for the little ones during low tide. Our Waipu Cove camping ground guests just love the many things to see and do, all within walking distance.

Northland’s Waipu Cove beach is safe for swimming and has panoramic views of Bream Bay and out to the magnificent Hen and Chicken Islands. The beach can be calm and suitable for boating or kayaking. Ruakaka Kayaking offers kayak hire from the beachfront as well as guided kayak tours – a great Northland activity.

There is excellent rock fishing and surf casting to be had right here at Waipu Cove. Here you can catch Snapper, Gurnard and Kahawai. Click here to read more about fishing in Northland. You can also collect fresh tuatua (shellfish) right on the beach at low tide – then just stroll ‘home’ to camp, pop them in a pan and enjoy!

If you fancy a change of scenery, there are also plenty of other excellent Northland beaches just a short drive from our Waipu Cove holiday park – perfect places for a day trip with your sunscreen and a big picnic lunch!
Attractions at Waipu Cove
Attractions at Waipu Cove
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