Tutukaka – Gateway to the Poorknights

Situated on a beautiful stretch of coastline, Tutukaka Township is nestled at the head of sheltered harbour, a safe, natural harbour with a modern marina, café, restaurants and bars. Gateway to the Poor Knights Islands, the town is the base for gamefishing, diving and scenic cruises. This tranquil stretch of coastline is often described as the Paradise Coast, and for good reason, the beaches on the Tutukaka Coast all offer swimming, boating and walking as well as fishing. The coastline is scenically breathtaking, rugged and rocky, punctuated with white sand surf beaches with an array of activities to suit all needs. With world-class diving, stunning beaches and coastal walkways, and a mild sub-tropical climate, Tutukaka Coast is one of the country’s best kept secrets.


Suggested Activities Include:

  • Cruise the Poor Knights
  • Snorkel or Dive Poor Knights
  • Dive Twin Wrecks – HMNZS Tui & HMNZS Waikato
  • 2, 3 or 4 Day Live aboard Dive Charter
  • Advanced Open Water Dive Course
  • Private Boat Charters
  • Full Day Fishing Trip
  • Private Surfing Lesson
  • Sightseeing, Snorkel and Kayak Day Trip – Poor Knights Marine Reserve


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