Tutukaka Coast (C8)

The Tutukaka Coast, northeast of Whangarei.

GPS: -35.610379 174.524499

Tutukaka Coast overview

Tutukaka Coast overview

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Tutukaka Coast map from Whangarei i-Site

Tutukaka Coast map from Whangarei i-Site

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Woolleys Bay carpark.

Woolleys Bay carpark.

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Woolley's cove

Woolley’s cove

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Gorgeous views along the Tutukaka Coast drive.  This is Woolleys bay.

Gorgeous views along the Tutukaka Coast drive. This is Woolleys bay.

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Woolleys bay, looking across to Whale bay.  You can't go wrong on the Tutukaka Coast!

Woolleys bay, looking across to Whale bay. You can’t go wrong on the Tutukaka Coast!

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Next over from Woolley’s is the very-popular Sandy Bay:

Sandy Bay is the most popular surfing beach on the Tutukaka Coast

Sandy Bay is the most popular surfing beach on the Tutukaka Coast

Camped at Sandy Bay, Tutukaka Coast

Camped at Sandy Bay, Tutukaka Coast

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Morning surf lessons at Sandy Bay.

Morning surf lessons at Sandy Bay.

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Surfing at Sandy Beach.

Surfing at Sandy Beach.

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Now, Here’s Whale bay:

Whale Bay-Matapouri track Jct

Whale Bay-Matapouri track Jct

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Overlooking Whale Bay from the walking track leading down to the gorgeous bay..

Overlooking Whale Bay from the walking track leading down to the gorgeous bay..

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The steep track down to Whale bay keeps you fit. Obviously!

The steep track down to Whale bay keeps you fit. Obviously!

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Calm beach at Whale Bay

Calm beach at Whale Bay

Good Supping in these coves.

Good Supping in these coves.

Whale Bay

Whale Bay

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Tutukaka Lighthouse track…another highlight of Tutukaka’s many charms:

Turn for Tutukaka Heads lighthouse carpark

Turn for Tutukaka Heads lighthouse carpark

Tutukaka Heads Lighthouse carpark.

Tutukaka Heads Lighthouse carpark.

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Tutukaka Heads track ithsmus..

Tutukaka Heads track ithsmus..

Tutukaka Heads track ithsmus.

Tutukaka Heads track ithsmus.

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The ithsmus.

The ithsmus.

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Tutukaka Heads lighthouses.

Tutukaka Heads lighthouses.

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1940 Tutukaka lighthouse

1940 Tutukaka lighthouse

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View south from lighthouse

View south from lighthouse

View south to Bream Head from Tutukaka Heads.

View south to Bream Head from Tutukaka Heads.

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View of Poor Knights from lighthouse

View of Poor Knights from lighthouse

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The Tutukaka mini lighthouse

The Tutukaka mini lighthouse

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