Things to do and see in Waipu, BreamBay, Mangawhai, Kaipara and Northland
A tiny bay accessible by a path or around the Langs Beach rocks at low tide, Ding Bay is a good example of the perfect beach.
Book a surf lesson or just a board and wetsuit at the Waipu Cove Surf School.
This refuge has international significance and is the nesting area for New Zealand Dotterel, Variable Oyster Catcher and New Zealand Fairy Tern.
Waipu holds 2 small boutique style markets specialising in NZ-made local quality goods and tasty treats. Everything from art and craft to jewellery to cheese and wine and produce.
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.
New Zealand's only Oil Refinery has been in productivity for 50 years and is about to undertake a NZ$ 365 million expansion of petrol making facilities.
A short drive to the village of Mangawhai will bring you to Bennetts. Enter the chocolate shop and be impressed by the vast array of flavours and designs.
This is a 3-4 hr (return) beach and clifftop walkway beginning at the Mangawhai Heads surf club.
Another project by BLACK SHEEP FARM ENTERPRISES