Tutukaka is 25 minutes drive from Whangarei, Northland’s largest city.
A pleasant cruise to the North-East coast takes you through the scenic stone-walled Glenbervie countryside, past historic seaside Ngunguru and over the hill to the beautiful deep-water harbour and Tutukaka Marina.
Just past Tutukaka are the stunning white sandy beaches of Matapouri, Whale Bay and Woolleys and the famous surf beach, Sandy Bay.
There are many unique aspects to our coast, and TutukakaCoastNZ will give you a genuine local lowdown.
Our Dive! Shuttle travels twice daily to and from Whangarei, $20 return for Dive! customers, confirmed at the time you make your booking.
Several bus companies travel daily to Whangarei, and we can pick you up from your accommodation, take you out to the Poor Knights Islands for the days, and get you back in time for the evening bus back to Auckland, or further north to Paihia. Transport options
The drive time from Auckland is 2.5 hours, and from Paihia is 1.15 hours.
Whangarei Airport is in Onerahi about 40 mins drive from us more information found here.
A number of buses arrive in Whangarei each day, we can help you get to a connecting bus after your dive day. Check the timetables for Magic Bus, Kiwi Experience, Intercity or Northliner, and Stray Buses. and also the Naked Bus
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Freephone us in New Zealand on
0800 288 882.
Stephanie - France
Thanks for a beautiful day on the water and in the amazing caves and arches of the Poor Knights!