Exploring the region

  • The township of Waipu offers great cafes, takeaways and restaurants. The famous Pizza Barn,an icon of Waipu serves superb pizzas and has its very own crafted beer. Waipu Cove's The COVE restaurant is a very buzzing and popular eatery.

  • Waipu coastal trail a 1.5 hour walk from Waipu Cove to Lang’s beach, has breathtaking views out over the beach.

  • Go on a unique guided beach trek with Tuidale Stables.

  • Waipu caves, trek through these caves full of glow worms, stalactites and stalagmites.

  • Waipu golf course with views overlooking Bream Bay.

  • Have a go at surfing with the fun team at Waipu Learn2Surf.

  • Piroa falls. Follow a 200m track across the Ahuroa river and onto the picturesque Piroa falls. The river has many suitable swimming holes along the track, making it a fun walk for children.

  • Waipu’s strong Scottish heritage can be appreciated at the Waipu Museum.

  • The Waipu Highland games are celebrated annually on New Year’s Day and tartan week that takes place every July.

  • Waipu Cove, Lang’s, Mangawhai and Ruakaka beaches are great for swimming, surfing, fishing, relaxing and having fun.

  • Bennett’s chocolatier is situated in Mangawhai, 30 minutes away from our sight,. It is here that you will see chocolate being made, and some of the most delicious chocolates that you will ever taste. Children love to visit here and sample the free giveaways.

  • There are many playgrounds situated in and around Waipu that children can enjoy.

  • Markets are held on most weekends throughout summer, either in Waipu or nearby surrounding towns.

  • Waipu cycle and walkway. Take a stroll or cycle and breathe in the fresh air and see some of the beautiful countryside.

We've put together a list of just some of the things to do and see in the area.  But there is plenty more to explore in this stunning area.

Come find out for yourself!

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