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Northland

Mangonui

Exploring Northland from Carneval Ocean View
Cable Bay Matauri Bay
Cable Bay Matauri Bay

Carneval overlooks the pink sand beach at Cable Bay where guests enjoy swimming and diving.

In Northland you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful beaches. It is just a 200-metre walk to Cable Bay Beach, with Coopers and Taipa beaches next door. Do you like shellfish? We can take you to a nearby beach to collect a variety of shellfish including mussels and tua tua.

Always a popular choice is the trip to Cape Reinga with Paradise Connexion. They offer a luxury tour with 4x4 and personalised service with your own tour guide or a bus trip. The package includes a visit to the famous Ancient Kauri Kingdom, a drive on the beach to the Cape, passing through the Te Paki quicksand stream with sand tobogganing, Lunch at Tapotupotu Bay, a visit to the lighthouse in Cape Reinga, a stop at the Gumdigger Park and drive back to our place. You will have lots of fun with the kind and knowledgeable guide.

A good day for many is also the fishing trip with Pisces Charters. Paul is a character and knows everything about fishing and the area, and has lots of jokes to tell as well. He has an 8-metre alloy boat, plenty of room to catch fishe. You can choose between a 4 and 6-hour trip. All fishing tackle, rods and bait are provided. Fishing trips depart from Mill Bay, Mangonui. Also, sightseeing and exclusive trips can be arranged.

There are the various golf courses including Kauri Cliffs in Matauri Bay where a round of golf would set you back about $400 per person. Fifteen minutes away is the Whangaroa Golf Course, and on the Karikari Peninsula you will find the Carrington Club. The golf course at Ahipara Kaitaia is one hour away. If playing golf is not your thing, try horse riding along 90 Mile Beach.

We also suggest a pleasant trip inland to visit Toby Stafford's pottery. Toby creates garden sculptures, planters and bowls. Rod and Marguerite use local materials to make a range of wood and salt-fired domestic, garden and design pots, stoneware and terracotta, masks and torsos. On your way back, you can visit the kiwi house with glow-worm grotto in a nocturnal park.

Gull, Cable Bay Waitangi Canoe
Common Gull, Cable Bay Ceremonial Canoe , Waitangi

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