Visit Matauri Bay, New Zealand
Stretching north from the popular Bay of Islands, the Twin Coast Discovery Highway leads you through some of the Northland’s finest coastal scenery, an area which experiences far fewer visitors and therefore remains sublimely untouched.
The Matauri Bay Loop Road takes you from the main highway out toward the Mahinepua Peninsula which looks out over the picturesque Cavalli Islands scattered offshore.
The loop road skirts several stunning bays including Matauri, Te Ngaere and Wainui, home to some of the Northland’s finest small lodges and pretty, surf-driven sands.
The Rainbow Warrior
At Matauri Bay you can visit the monument to the Rainbow Warrior, the Greenpeace flagship which was deliberately sunk by the French in 1985 and is now a popular dive site.
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Places near Matauri Bay
- Kerikeri 23 kilometers away
- Bay of Islands 29 kilometers away
- Russell 32 kilometers away
- Paihia 33 kilometers away
- The Kauri Coast 84 kilometers away
- 90 Mile Beach & Cape Reinga 92 kilometers away
- Warkworth 167 kilometers away
- Great Barrier Island 188 kilometers away
- Devonport 216 kilometers away
- Auckland 217 kilometers away
- Waiheke Island 222 kilometers away
- Coromandel Peninsula 269 kilometers away
- Waikato 273 kilometers away
- Thames & Kauaeranga Valley 278 kilometers away
- Tauranga 358 kilometers away
- Waitomo 376 kilometers away
- Bay of Plenty 376 kilometers away
- Rotorua 404 kilometers away
- Taranaki & New Plymouth 449 kilometers away
- Lake Taupo 450 kilometers away
- North Island 474 kilometers away
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Accommodation choices for Matauri Bay
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Matauri Bay. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
The Lodge at Kauri CliffsMatauri Bay