Stories of people – especially children getting sick when they swim. It has certainly kept me away from Waipu Cove. I don’t know what has caused it, but it has certainly affected many of us this summer. Read more
Did you know that on the top right hand corner of this website there is a link to all the accommodation that I know of in the area? See it here
- If you have accommodation not on the map – contact me with your details to add
- If you have friends coming to visit, let them know about the map
One fabulous new place is Tipu Waterfront Accommodation on the Waipu Estuary, Darrell and Grant’s home is magnificent and a very special place to stay. Gay friendly, with dogs on site – they offer a warm welcome to travellers to the area.
Great location 100 metres from Waipu Cove beach with road frontage on the main Cove Road, this business is all set up and ready to go for summer with heaps of potential to grow this business. The lease on premises is negotiable
- 12 soft top surfboards
- 45 steamers of assorted sizes
- trolley for boards
- all shop fixture
Currently taking 10 – 20 kids after school on Mondays
Waipu Cove beach is a great surfing or swimming spot which is patrolled during the summer time. Potential to expand into kayak and bike hire.
Camp Waipu Cove is having a photo competition on their Facebook Page – some people have been camping there for over 50 years. So dig out those photos – new ones and old ones.
Hi de hi campers ! Show us what you’ve got !! We want to see your best photo taken on holiday here at Camp Waipu Cove.
The best photo submitted will win one night’s accommodation free of charge in our new deluxe kitchen cabin just meters from the beach!!!! To enter simply post your photo on our Facebook page, along with a caption.
So what are you waiting for, get posting ! Look forward to seeing all your fantastic photos
Coastal walks in Waipu and Mangawhai have been getting some great coverage lately in the NZ Herald, a great build up for the upcoming Mangawhai Walking Weekend 31 March – 3 April.
Here are the links to the two recent NZ Herald articles:
Jim Eagles writes about Catered Coastal Walks, run by locals Natalie and Jac Spyksma:
We climbed the narrow track through the long, wet grass, up one last steep slope and, suddenly, there before us was the magnificent sight of the Hen and Chickens, Sail Rock and Little Barrier, framed by Whangarei Heads and the stone figures of Manaia to the left and Cape Rodney to the right, all floating in a glittering silver sea.
We had reached the start of one of the most spectacular sections of Te Araroa – the national walkway system – the Mangawhai Cliffs track.
The section of track we had walked that morning, starting from near Lang’s Beach, is known by locals as “the Missing Link”, because when it opened in 2009 it joined together the established Brynderwyn and Mangawhai Cliffs trails. Read More
Danielle Wright takes the road less travelled around the Waipu Coastal Trail:
Through a kind of secret passageway on Cove Rd, local Waipu resident Alan McKenzie, who we assume is in his sixties, is ushering us with large wooden walking sticks through the bush behind residential homes and on to the recently opened Waipu coastal trail.
He has a can of orange spray paint, and a fast gait, we’re having a hard time keeping up with him as he navigates scrub and launches himself over large tree stumps. Originally, this land would have been covered in kauri bush but today there are only four, very young, kauri here.
Nevertheless, the trail is exciting and our children can’t quite believe their luck being able to head off the beaten track like this, dodging spiders and stopping only to hear a quick shake of the spray can to re-mark the track – it’s as if we’re being led by the world’s oldest graffiti artist. Read more
Alan McKenzie writes about the the story of the development of the coastal trail from Waipu Cove south to Ding Bay. Leaflets about the trail from the Museum or Camp Waipu Cove.
Story first printed in the Bream Bay News November 2011 Read more
Marilyn Cox writes in the latest Bream Bay News (read it on line) :
Have you noticed the sign along Waipu Cove Rd. advertising a subtropical garden and Devonshire teas? Its called Rootsnshoots
This is a new venture by Sally and Steve Browning who came to New Zealand from England four years ago. Read more
Set in Dave’s park like grounds overlooking the sea, Classics at the Cove will appeal to easy listening music fans, but don’t be fooled by the word ‘classic’. It covers classic rock, classic country, classic folk and more.
Local group Whiskey Business will be launching their new album One Foot in the Groove.
21 January 12-6pm 566 Cove Rd $20 kids under 14 free
Gate sales only
Even many locals have not walked this trail, but those that have describe it as ‘magnificent’, ‘Awesome rocks’, ‘one of the best walks I’ve done’. The Waipu Coastal Trail has for many years been a well kept secret in Waipu, although you can talk to older folk in the area who regularly walked the coastal route from Langs Beach to Waipu Cove in their youth.
Magnificent coastal views, a small rocky beach, interesting limestone rocks, native coastal bush, great fishing and picnic spots. Allow 1.5 hours one way. for a quick transit but it warrants a more leisurely approach for rests, views, and photos and the return trip.