The 7 Best Things to Do in Ahipara, New Zealand

December 21, 2017 Veronika Gaddis

Ahipara is a town and locality in Northland, New Zealand at the southern end of Ninety Mile Beach, with the Tauroa Peninsula to the west and Herekino Forest to the east. Ahipara Bay is to the north west. Kaitaia is 14 km to the north east, and Pukepoto is between the two.
Restaurants in Ahipara

1. Timeout Tours Ltd

Ahipara 0449, New Zealand
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Timeout Tours Ltd

This is a two and a half hour scenic tour of the beautiful Ahipara coast line and dunes it includes Sand boarding.My vehicle is a Polaris RZR 1000.Our tour is guided and driven by myself so I can take three passengers. Check out our FB page.Cost of the tour is $120.00 per person.Please call for more information. Thanks Tony & Vicki.

Reviewed By 748lynettea

My husband and I were tossing about between renting an atv or going with Tony in his off road vehicle - we are so pleased we chose to go with Time Out Tours! We got taken to places that can't be accessed by the public...MoreThank you for coming with us,and i am pleased you enjoyed your trip.Thanks for placing a review and hope to catch up with you again.Thanks Tony

2. Ahipara Horse Treks

13 Foreshore Rd, Ahipara 0481, New Zealand +64 27 333 8645
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Ahipara Horse Treks

We are located in Ahipara, at the base of Ninety Mile Beach, just 10 minutes drive west of Kaitaia. We provide 1 and 2 hour treks along one of New Zealand’s most beautiful west coast Beaches, and may include, where practical, gently rolling grasslands and the excitement of ocean riding. Our horses are very safe and suitable for all ages and experience levels. Treks for more experienced riders can be arranged - please contact us!

Reviewed By RobertsKLR - Lymington, United Kingdom

Riding across the 90 Mile Beach was a fantastic experience that will stay with me forever. Sally- Ann and Freya were delightful company and the trek we did was adventurous and in parts challenging. The horses were clearly much loved and well looked after. If you are an experienced horse rider then enquire about the three hour trek - it will not disappoint. We rode on sand dunes, rocks, bogs, forest paths and of course the amazing sandy beach with crashing white horses! Exhilarating! A heavenly afternoon. Thank you!

3. Ahipara Adventure Centre

15 Takahe Road, Ahipara, New Zealand +64 9-409 2055
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Ahipara Adventure Centre

Reviewed By Peter C - Singapore, Singapore

Prepare to spend half a day to enjoy a good time at the beach on the 4 wheel bikes. Get in touch with Robyn Morrogh from Ahipara Adventure Centre who is very helpful and friendly.Thanks Peter for your review, always good to see your family returning to Ahipara and the Adventure centre.

4. Te Ahu Center

South Road, Kaitaia 0410, New Zealand +64 9-408 9450
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4.5 based on 55 reviews

Te Ahu Center

Reviewed By Peter K - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Its nothing special, its an information center. Admittedly, Kiatia is about as removed from New York or London as you can get and there's no Metropolitan Museum within walking distance but it's still just an information centre. Get your maps and tea towels and move on.

5. Tapotupotu Beach

Cape Reinga, New Zealand +64 9-408 6014
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Tapotupotu Beach

Reviewed By weLEFT - Brisbane, Australia

Very nice beach, has a DOC campground also if you wish to stay the night. Gravel access road down to the beach, but no issues for our motorhome. Plenty to do, very scenic and opportunity to view sunrise. There is a stream that connects to the beach and it was perfect for our 2yo to splash around in. Drop toilets and showers available. But we recommend that you bring your own drinking water.

6. NZ Surf And Kite

108 Takahe Road, Ahipara 0481, New Zealand
NZ Surf And Kite

NZSURFANDKITE is a group of surfers who believe that everyone should try Surfing. We supply: NZSURFANDKITE is a group of surfers who believe that everyone should try Surfing. We supply: -Accommodation -Surf and Kite lessons -Chef prepared meals -Experienced instructors -Transfers -Wetsuits and equipment -Sales advice Great surf and good times are waiting!

7. Herekino Forest Track

Awaroa Road, Kaitaia, New Zealand
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Herekino Forest Track

Reviewed By Colin D - Mt Eliza, Australia

This walk has very steep sections. It would be almost impossible after rain, as the track would be too slippery. However, the scenery and changing flora make it worthwhile. We did not do the whole route, as it would take all day......and this is without the return journey. Walk for an hour or two and return to your parked car. The Herekino Forest is also home to rare and threatened species such as brown kiwi.
The track is well cut and regularly marked with orange triangles. The surface is variable, from roots, rocks, moss, slippery soil, sand and mud. There were steps along parts of the steep initial section to the summit. Highlights are stands of mature kauri. The first mature Kauri was after about 2.3 Km.
The start of the track is signposted on Kaitaia-Awaroa Rd at Herekino Gorge summit, a saddle. The walk begins with a long solid climb. Throughout the length of the track there were hanging vines, slowing our pace. Streams were deeply cut into the terrain, slowing down our speed as well.
Views along the ridges were spectacular in all directions.
The mature kauri were a highlight. We did not see kiwi.
Keep an eye on the time, allowing ample time for your return.
Only plan the walk for fine conditions. The weather may close in at higher points on the track, and the track will be slippery when wet.
Carry enough food and water. We had a phone with GPS (OsmAnd), and the track was shown.

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