tutukaka activities including kayaking on the estuaryTake a look at our interactive map to view nearby Tutukaka activities and places of interest.

Kayaking through mangrove forests, snorkling, boating, swimming, collecting pipi and mussels are just some of the many Tutukaka activities surrounding you.There is a net often set just 20 metres from campsites where flounder, kahawai and mullet are regularly caught. There are coastal bush, sand dune and beach walks. There is the spectacular Ngunguru Sandspit, a unique coastal wilderness reserve, graced with 1.6 kms of spectacular, safe ocean beach swimming just 15 minutes walk from Nikau Bay.

Click on the footprints below to explore some of the activities you can do within a short distance from Nikau Bay…

River Activities

Kayaking,  snorkling, surfing, exploring, swimming and fishing are just some of the many river activites close at hand.

The Ngunguru Sandspit

The Ngunguru Sanspit is a natural and safe playground for kids imaginations to fly !

Goat Island

Not an Island but joined by a stunning sand beach, Goat Island is just another nearby spectacular beach wilderness that can only be reached by a 50 minute bush/beach walk from Nikau Bay.

Dumpers Bay

Is a gorgeous bush clad bay just 35 minutes walk from Nikau Bay

Mussel Rocks

While the mussels on these rocks are small the are delicious. Pick only the bigger ones. Definitely a low tide activity.

Surfing

The sandspit can produce some fantastic surf breaks for beginners on the main beach. For experienced surfers the Ngunguru Bar has good long left hand breaks.

The Ngunguru Store

Bobs Store is well stocked, carrying most goods you’ll need during your stay. You can call them on (09) 4343 858

Historic Horn Point Cementary

This small bush reserve hides an old colonial Cementary reached only by river. It has a short 10 minute loop track that takes you past the old plots.