About Bream Bay
An outdoor wonderland offering miles of empty beaches, mountain tracks and rivers to explore. There is surfing, caving, history, fishing, kayaking, camping, tramping and more...
Tartan Day Celebrated in Waipu, Northland
Since 2005 and the beginnings of Winter@Waipu, Tartan Day has been celebrated in Waipu on 1 July. It has become so popular that we now have it for a week or more - starting on 1 July and covering the following two weekends. See you there!
Calendar of Events
Bream Bay Events Calendar: Dates of Markets, Festivals, Marsden Cove events, Tartan Week, Winter@waipu and other community events.
The small Northland community of Waipu is awash with creativity and well known for its strong celtic spirit. Set in the heart of Bream Bay which has the best beaches in Northland, Bream Bay is a well known summer playground, and the Winter@Waipu festival ensures it remains a great destination for a mid winter break.
Art in Bream Bay
Waipu and Bream Bay has been a home for artists since Maori first settled here and started creating art that connected them to their story and that of the land. Since the 1960s a lot of artists found their way to Waipu and have made this their base. Discover some of them here...
Waipu Highland Games – lots of images, lots of fun
Waipu Highland Games Every year on the 1 January thousands gather in Waipu for the Annual Highland Games. Come and join in the fun!
Christmas in Waipu – get prepared!
Waipu Christmas Parade - 7pm Christmas Eve each year is when this vibrant community gathers and struts its stuff - come and join the fun as community groups vie for the prize