Bream Bay

Bream Bay (Northland)

  • Bream Bay in Northland incorporates Waipu, Ruakaka & One Tree Point. The famous Hen and Chickens Islands and Sail Rock Island are within this region, which is well known for diving, fishing, and holidaymakers. The white sandy beaches, warm humid summers and mild winters make this region a year round destination for tourists.


    The Ruakaka area is made up of Ruakaka Beach, Ruakaka Township and Marsden Point. Ruakaka is known for it's white sandy surf beach. The Ruakaka racecourse is home to Whangarei Racing Club and boasts expansive ocean views and hosts twelve meetings per season. Marsden Point is the home of New Zealand's only oil refinery. Marsden Cove includes a new 230 berth marina with all marine facilities including chandlery and fuel dock, surrounded by a new residential estate. The Ruakaka region is located on the east coast of New Zealand, and is a popular destination for holidaymakers and tourists.

    Waipu Town & Waipu Cove

    Waipu Town has a small population with a Scottish heritage. A highlight of the town's calendar is the annual Highland Games held at New Year. Just outside the town are the Waipu Caves, which contain a significant population of glow worms. Just a short drive from the township, Waipu Cove has a popular surf beach, beachside holiday park and motel accommodation. Many holiday homes inhabit the area, and the beach buzzes over the summer period.

    One Tree Point

    Situated on the shores of the Whangarei Harbour, One Tree Point is a fast growing community catering to the lifestyle blocks of the northern Bream Bay area. One Tree Point is made up of One Tree Point, Marsden Cove, Takahiwai and the Eastern blocks of Marsden Point. Access is gained through Port Marsden Motorway via Ruakaka or by marine access.

    The Islands

    The Hen & Chicken Islands and Sailrock Island are the nature reserve islands located just off the coast of Bream Bay. There is no human population on any of the 3 Islands.

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    Bream Bay