Things to Do

Heritage – Beaches – Golf – Fishing – Kayaking – Caving – Walking – Shopping

pipes-exhWaipu Museum The best small museum in New Zealand – Discover Waipu’s rich heritage and Scottish/Nova Scotian origins.
Waipu Heritage Trail
Established in 2002, this trail will take you back to the early Scottish settlement of Waipu, visiting landmarks and buildings marked by distinctive limestone pillars.
Waipu Cemetery – Hamon Rd, off Cove Rd, a beautiful spot to view the river, explore the old graves, or swim.
Waipu Caledonian Society Information about the annual Highland Games held in Waipu over the New Year period. Features the traditions, heritage and culture of the Scottish and Nova Scotian settlers in New Zealand

Posts about Heritage and Culture

Mangawhai-cliff-walkwaySuggested Day Trips  – Visit Mangawhai, Whangarei, Whangarei Heads, the Kauri Museum, Kaipara Harbour….

The Beaches of Bream Bay – the only decision is which one – a safe deserted stretch, a clothes optional beach, a long b each to walk on, the popular surf beach of Waipu Cove and Ruakaka (surf patrol in the summer), the white sands of Lang’s Cove, the surf at Mangawhai or Te Arai point…..

Waipu Walking and Cycling Tracks – Piroa Falls, Tanekaha Track, Mangawhai Heads Cliff walk, Waipu Coastal Walkway….

Fishing, Kayaking, Kite Boarding

Golf  Both Waipu and Mangawhai have excellent golf courses. Waipu welcomes visitors at this course with easy walking, fast and true greens and testing layout. All year round course with magnificent view of Bream Bay.

Waipu Caves and Walkway – discover the gloworms in these limetsone caves

Indoor things to do in Bream Bay

Visit the Oil Refinery Visitors Centre Open 7 days a week 10-5pm, this visitors centre is signposted from the Port Marsden Hwy. The Oil Refining Industry is both fascinating and complex, and the working model at the Centre helps to bring the story alive.

Visit the Waipu Museum and explore Waipu’s unique story

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