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Another beautiful place in this incredible country

We stayed in Tutukaka and drove around the area for a couple of days. This was definitely one of... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
Michael B
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London, United Kingdom
one of the best beaches in Northland

Long white sandy beach with crystal clear water; there is also another bay around the corner if... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
Skin197
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Missed out on a visit to the Mermaid pool as it is only accessible during low tide (with small kids in tow).

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Candice S
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

Walk out to Mermaid Pool ...a steep walk up and over but worth it. Incredible clear water and very safe swimming.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Sue M
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

Matapouri has it all...the estuary to explore and rocks at it’s Southern aspect and then the great golden expanse of it’s sands stretching to the other end of the beach where there are more rocky delights to be found amongst pohutukawas and little miniature bays and, of course, the mermaid pool. From Matapouri you can walk to Whale Bay ( see next post ) which is a whole other amazing experience in itself. It is such a beautiful beach and only a 30 minute drive from Whangarei.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

There are several access points to Matapouri beach and it a nice stretch of sand which is well protected and not too rough a sea. The estuary is another access point further along from the main beach and this is even more sheltered.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Bernard R
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Reviewed February 8, 2018

Matapouri Beach is my favorite! The beach is amazing, beautiful sandy beach and crystal clear water. Optional is the visit at the "Mermaid Pools", totally worth the 15min walk in the bush on the northernmost point of Matapouri Beach.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank FabioPonzoni
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