• In the next 14 days average maximum daily temperatures will be 24° which is warm and pleasant for sunbathing. The average water temperature will be 17° which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water. There will be 2 days of very light rain with an average of 0.1mm rain on those days. Average cloud cover will be 42%.

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Beaches of Matapouri, Northland Region, New Zealand

Matapouri is a coastal village in the Northland Region of New Zealand's North Island. Known for its stunning beaches, islands, and beach areas, Matapouri is an ideal destination for those looking to relax and unwind on the pristine sands or explore the lush greenery and natural beauty of its surrounds. The area experiences a subtropical climate with warm summers and mild winters, making it perfect for beach holidays throughout most of the year.

Matapouri Bay, New Zealand

Matapouri Bay

Matapouri Bay is a picturesque white sand beach located in Matapouri village. The bay boasts crystal clear waters, making it perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and other water activities. There's also a nearby estuary where you can kayak or paddleboard surrounded by lush native bush. The beach is family-friendly and has public facilities such as toilets, picnic tables, and a playground. For those looking to explore further afield, there are several walking tracks leading to nearby beaches such as Whale Bay and Mermaid Pools. The best time to visit Matapouri Bay for a beach holiday is during the summer months of December to February when temperatures are at their highest and rainfall is low. More information and weather.

Other Beaches in Matapouri

There are several other beautiful beaches in the Matapouri area that are worth exploring during your stay:

  • Whale Bay is a secluded crescent-shaped bay surrounded by native bush that can be accessed via a 15-minute walk from Matapouri Bay. This hidden gem offers excellent swimming conditions in calm waters protected by surrounding cliffs.

  • Mermaid Pools can be found at the northern end of Matapouri Beach after crossing over an exposed reef during low tide (note that access has been temporarily restricted due to environmental concerns, so check before you go). These natural rock pools filled with clear seawater are perfect for a unique swimming experience.

  • Sandy Bay is another popular beach located just a short drive from Matapouri. Known for its consistent surf break, it's an excellent spot for experienced surfers, as well as those looking to learn with local surf schools available.

  • Tutukaka Coast offers a variety of beaches and secluded coves along its scenic coastline. This area is also home to the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve, which is renowned for its exceptional diving and snorkeling opportunities.

No matter which beach or island you choose to visit in Matapouri and its surrounds, you're sure to find stunning natural beauty and plenty of opportunities for relaxation and adventure.

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