We welcome you to Shores, situated in gentle Taurikura Bay. Our apartments cater for every need are well equipped and fully self contained.
Enjoy meeting the easy going locals who love it here and are happy to share their enthusiasm and knowledge of the place. Whether it’s diving, kayaking, surfing, sailing, or bush walking, it’s all here waiting to be enjoyed. Tennis rackets are provided - tennis courts are a short walk away and the Pines Golf Club is just a short drive.
One popular traditional name for Whangarei Harbour is Whangarei-te-rerenga-paraoa, the gathering place of whales. Large whales are now a rare and celebrated sight, but dolphins are regular, playful visitors in the natural deep water harbour and Orca occasionally arrive to feed on sting ray.
Yachts sail past the majestic sentinel of Bream Head into the haven of Whangarei Harbour. Mt Manaia rises to 420m and provides breathtaking views of the harbour and bays.
Mount Manaia, Mount Aubrey and the Bream Head range are visual reminders of ancient volcanic activity and provide a spectacular gateway to the Hen and Chickens Islands and Whangarei Heads Eastern Coastline.
The Whangarei Heads Marine Reserve established in 2006, has created a safe underwater home for a diverse range of New Zealand marine life and provides great snorkelling and diving experiences for all ages.
Whangarei Heads has a growing kiwi bird population of around 800. With many locals working hard with the Backyard Kiwi project to create a haven for these unique birds.
Bream Head Scenic Reserve is one of New Zealand’s premier coastal forest reserves. It provides a refuge for a broad range of species including the kiwi, kukupa (wood pigeon) several bird species from offshore islands like kaka, kakariki (red-crowned parakeet) and bellbird. It also has a wealth of native plants.
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