Explore Northland's beautiful Whangaroa Harbour.  

Whangaroa Harbour is recognised as one of the world's most stunning and beautiful harbours.  The outer reaches have tall cliffs, outcrops and rock formations which tumble through lush green foliage growing right down to the waters edge. You will be amazed by the many beautiful beaches and bays only accessible by water. 

Whangaroa Harbour Water Transport offers the best way to discover this magical place.  Charter the houseboat, be picked up from Lane Cove, or take the 90 minute 'Discover Whangaroa Harbour Scenic Tour'.

The 10am and 1 pm. 'Discover Whangaroa Harbour Tour' will give you several unique perspectives on this area of unspoilt natural beauty and historical and cultural significance. The friendly, knowledgeable skippers will guide you to tranquil, deserted bays and beaches accessible only by water, and show you sights that rarely appear in tourist guides. The 90 minute Harbour Tour also has a strong emphasis on ecology, told in the context of the stories of the local community, and is always personalised to satisfy your explorer’s curiosity. You will come away with a much deeper understanding and appreciation of both this area and what makes New Zealand tick.

A separate water taxi and shuttle service is also available. Be picked up from Wairakau Stream/Lane Cove walking track and be returned to Totara North. 

  • Discover Whangaroa Harbour Tour.
    Hear the stories of Whangaroa Harbour. The dramatic volcanic geology, towering cliffs and unique rock formations, beautiful hidden beaches and bays. Start time 10am & 1pm from Whangaroa Marina. "An interesting and exhilarating experience"
  • Hire the Houseboat
    Enjoy a getaway on the houseboat Maple Leaf. It's a great family holiday, the ultimate romantic escape, weekend getaway, or fishing expedition with mates.
  • Water Taxi/shuttle
    Catch the regular water taxi/shuttle 'Waihi'. Pick ups from Lane Cove or be dropped at one of the many beaches or bays.


Phone or Txt to make a booking 027 680 5588