Hike to the top of Karirangi Point which offers fantastic views overlooking Whanarua Bay. The walk takes about 2 hours (return) for people of moderate fitness. Take a good pair of walking shoes and plenty of water.
The walk to the waterfall takes you up the Whanarua Bay Stream through untouched native bush. The track criss-crosses the stream for about 15-20 minutes so be prepared to get your feet wet. Access is over private land and permission must be obtained from the Park family (P: 07-325 2034). This waterfall is Waahitapu (sacred) to local Maori, please treat the track and bush with appropriate respect.
We have a couple kayaks available for people who want to go for a paddle in the bay. The kayaks come with paddles and life Jackets. Kayak trolleys are also available to walk them down. Check with Margaret regarding availability.
Pacific Coast Macadamias is a must visit during your stay. It’s just 5 minute walk down the road. They have a cafe with seating that overlooks the bay. Try the homemade macadamia and manuka honey ice-cream, great on a hot summer’s day.