Things to do and see in Waipu, BreamBay, Mangawhai, Kaipara and Northland
A highlight of the town's calendar is the annual Highland Games, a New Year celebration of its ancestry with some of the highlights being caber tossing, pipe bands and Scottish country dancing. Held annually at Caledonian Park on 1 January (or 2 January if the 1st falls on a Sunday) and attracting more than 6000 visitors, the Games have been held as a New Year celebration every year since 1871 attracting visitors and competitors from overseas.
Waipu boasts an 18 hole linx golf course that is open every day.
The dramatic coastal walkway takes approx 1.5 hours one way and winds along private bays with fabulous rocky cliffs, views and crystal clear waters below.
The Pizza Barn is the home of Waipu's world famous Pizzas.
A scenic drive into the hills behind Waipu brings you to a wonderful set of caves covering 4 kms with millions of glowworms and home to one of the longest stalagmites in New Zealand.
One of the most beautiful beaches in Northland, Langs is perfect for a swim, walk or relax under the pohutukawa trees.
A short walk through the Waipu Gorge will bring you to stunning waterfalls, picnic area and swimming holes.
This is a well known tramp from SH1 to Waipu Cove. It takes approx 7 hours and is only recommended for serious trampers.
Export yourself for a touch of Europe in this beautifully designed cafe for great food, coffee and atmosphere.
2 migrations in a lifetime in the 1800's, would we do that today ? The Museum is a treasure house of fantastic displays and information on the Scottish immigrants who made Waipu home.
Waipu Cove, famous for its surf and safe swimming beach, patrolled in summer by the Waipu Surf Club.
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