Beach Weather in Matai Bay, Karikari Peninsula, New Zealand

BEACH WEATHER MONTHLY AVERAGES
Best
Best
Best
Best
Tan
Tan
Tan
Tan
Sea
20°
Swim
Sea
20°
Swim
Sea
18°
 
Sea
18°
 
Sea
17°
 
Sea
15°
 
Sea
14°
 
Sea
14°
 
Sea
14°
 
Sea
15°
 
Sea
15°
 
Sea
17°
 
BEACH WEATHER FORECAST
Thu 28th September
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
13° 12° 12° 13° 14° 13° 12° 12°
100% 54% 72% 64% 66% 72% 80% 74%
0.4mm 0.1mm 0.1mm 0.6mm 0.6mm 0.4mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
Fri 29th September
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
12° 12° 12° 14° 15° 16° 13° 13°
88% 74% 60% 76% 82% 88% 83% 71%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.1mm 0.0mm 0.1mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.1mm
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
Sat 30th September
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
14° 14° 13° 11° 12° 11° 10° 10°
75% 99% 100% 75% 56% 56% 69% 55%
0.1mm 0.3mm 1.3mm 0.3mm 0.5mm 0.5mm 0.3mm 0.0mm
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
Sun 1st October
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
11° 11° 11° 14° 14° 15° 13° 11°
87% 65% 81% 75% 70% 63% 89% 75%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
Mon 2nd October
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
11° 11° 12° 16° 18° 17° 15° 15°
30% 42% 61% 18% 7% 9% 7% 100%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
Tue 3rd October
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
15° 14° 10° 15° 17° 17° 13°
100% 83% 8% 10% 0% 0% 0% 0%
0.2mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
Wed 4th October
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
15° 18° 18° 13°
0% 2% 5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
Thu 28th September
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
59
kmh
55
kmh
55
kmh
49
kmh
42
kmh
44
kmh
40
kmh
41
kmh
2.2m
2.0m
1.9m
1.7m
1.2m
1.3m
1.2m
1.2m
9.8s 9.7s 9.6s 9.4s 6.6s 9.4s 6.3s 9.2s
Fri 29th September
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
43
kmh
45
kmh
42
kmh
49
kmh
54
kmh
57
kmh
67
kmh
70
kmh
1.3m
1.3m
1.2m
1.5m
1.7m
1.8m
2.2m
2.3m
9.1s 9.1s 9.0s 8.8s 8.5s 8.4s 8.4s 11.5s
Sat 30th September
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
67
kmh
62
kmh
56
kmh
49
kmh
43
kmh
33
kmh
28
kmh
28
kmh
2.2m
2.0m
1.8m
1.5m
1.3m
0.9m
0.8m
0.8m
11.3s 7.5s 7.7s 7.7s 7.8s 7.8s 7.7s 7.4s
Sun 1st October
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
30
kmh
35
kmh
33
kmh
25
kmh
27
kmh
30
kmh
31
kmh
37
kmh
0.8m
1.0m
0.9m
0.6m
0.7m
0.8m
0.8m
1.0m
7.1s 6.8s 11.3s 11.3s 11.2s 11.2s 11.2s 11.3s
Mon 2nd October
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
41
kmh
43
kmh
41
kmh
43
kmh
49
kmh
51
kmh
32
kmh
24
kmh
1.2m
1.2m
1.2m
1.3m
1.5m
1.5m
0.8m
1.0m
11.2s 11.3s 11.4s 11.0s 11.6s 11.6s 6.1s 6.1s
Tue 3rd October
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
25
kmh
27
kmh
28
kmh
24
kmh
16
kmh
13
kmh
12
kmh
7
kmh
0.9m
0.8m
0.8m
0.7m
0.5m
0.4m
0.4m
0.2m
6.1s 6.0s 5.9s 5.7s 5.6s 5.5s 5.3s 5.2s
Wed 4th October
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
10
kmh
17
kmh
19
kmh
18
kmh
20
kmh
28
kmh
32
kmh
34
kmh
0.2m
0.4m
0.4m
0.4m
0.5m
0.7m
0.9m
0.9m
5.1s 10.4s 3.9s 7.0s 6.5s 6.2s 5.8s 5.6s
Thu 28th September
12:07 AM 6:45 AM 12:32 PM 7:19 PM
0.60 2.30 0.50 2.40
Fri 29th September
1:05 AM 7:46 AM 1:28 PM 8:15 PM
0.50 2.40 0.40 2.50
Sat 30th September
1:58 AM 8:41 AM 2:20 PM 9:06 PM
0.40 2.50 0.40 2.60
Sun 1st October
2:48 AM 9:33 AM 3:09 PM 9:55 PM
0.30 2.50 0.40 2.60
Mon 2nd October
3:35 AM 10:22 AM 3:56 PM 10:42 PM
0.30 2.50 0.40 2.50
Tue 3rd October
4:20 AM 11:10 AM 4:44 PM 11:28 PM
0.30 2.50 0.50 2.40
Wed 4th October
5:04 AM 11:56 AM 5:31 PM
0.40 2.40 0.60
Thu 28th September
14°
2.2mm
27kmh W
72%
Fri 29th September
16°
0.3mm
23kmh WSW
77%
Sat 30th September
13°
3.3mm
34kmh SW
73%
Sun 1st October
15°
0.0mm
15kmh WSW
75%
Mon 2nd October
18°
0.0mm
19kmh WNW
34%
Tue 3rd October
17°
0.2mm
15kmh SW
25%
Wed 4th October
18°
0.0mm
6kmh W
1%
Thu 5th October
19°
0.0mm
15kmh SW
43%
Fri 6th October
20°
0.0mm
6kmh N
44%
Sat 7th October
20°
0.0mm
8kmh WNW
50%
Sun 8th October
20°
0.0mm
12kmh WNW
43%
Mon 9th October
15°
2.3mm
15kmh WSW
80%
Tue 10th October
16°
0.1mm
16kmh SW
57%
Wed 11th October
17°
0.0mm
14kmh WSW
50%

In the next 14 days average maximum daily temperatures will be 17° which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The average water temperature will be 15° which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea. There will be 6 days of very light rain with an average of 1.4mm rain on those days. Average cloud cover will be 52%.

If you are sailing, windsurfing, fishing, surfing etc. in Matai Bay don't forget to check the tide and wind and wave conditions

Taking a Holiday at Matai Bay, Karikari Peninsula, Northland Region, North Island, New Zealand

Matai Bay is a picturesque beach located on the Karikari Peninsula in the Northland Region of New Zealand's North Island. It is a popular destination for both locals and tourists, offering stunning views, pristine waters, and a relaxing atmosphere. Whether you're looking to soak up the sun or explore the underwater world, Matai Bay has something for everyone.

Beach Type

Matai Bay boasts soft white sand that feels incredible underfoot, making it perfect for long walks along the shore or simply lounging under the sun. The crystal-clear waters are calm and inviting, providing excellent swimming conditions for all ages.

The bay has rocky areas on either side of its sandy stretch, which provides interesting snorkeling spots. These rocky patches are home to an abundance of marine life, making them ideal for those who want to explore the underwater world through snorkeling or diving.

Beach Activities

  • Swimming: The calm waters at Matai Bay make it perfect for swimming and wading. Families with children will appreciate the gentle waves and shallow areas near the shore.
  • Snorkeling and Diving: As mentioned earlier, the rocky areas around Matai Bay provide excellent opportunities for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts. Explore the vibrant marine life that calls this area home.
  • Fishing: The rocky points at either end of Matai Bay are popular spots for fishing enthusiasts looking to catch their dinner.
  • Kayaking: Paddle around the bay in a kayak or canoe for a relaxing way to take in your surroundings and enjoy some light exercise.
  • Beachcombing: Stroll along Matai Bay's pristine shoreline and search for unique shells or other treasures washed ashore by the sea.

Accommodations

While there aren't any large beach resorts directly on Matai Bay beach itself, nearby options include:

  1. Karikari Lodge - Offering self-contained apartments with stunning views, Karikari Lodge provides a comfortable stay just a short drive away from Matai Bay.
  2. Maitai Bay Holiday Park - Operated by the Department of Conservation, this holiday park offers basic campsite facilities for those looking to camp close to the beach.

Areas to Stay In

  • Karikari Peninsula: Staying on the Karikari Peninsula itself will allow you easy access to Matai Bay and the other beautiful beaches in the area, such as Tokerau Beach and Puwheke Beach.
  • Doubtless Bay: A short drive south of Matai Bay, Doubtless Bay offers more accommodation options and amenities while still being close enough for day trips to Matai Bay.

Beach Amenities

Matai Bay offers a range of facilities making it an enjoyable destination for visitors:

  • Public toilets
  • Picnic tables
  • Ample parking
  • Easy-access boat ramp for launching kayaks, canoes, or small boats
  • Shaded areas provided by Pohutukawa trees

Matai Bay's combination of soft white sand, crystal-clear waters, and stunning scenery make it an ideal destination for your next beach holiday. Whether you're looking to relax on the shore or explore its underwater beauty, this pristine beach on New Zealand's North Island has something for everyone.

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