A wealth of activities are available in the Whangarei Heads area.

Pohutukawa flower

On your doorstep

Take time to appreciate the natural beauty of your surroundings on your doorstep. Feed the ducks in the morning, wander through the Kauri Forest after breakfast, go swimming or kayaking (kayaks and life vests available), if you have a boat take advantage of our boat mooring (10m max) and then relax in the evening on the deck as the sun sets before going to view the glow-worms and listen out for kiwi and morepork calls at night in the bush.


Explore further

  • Great local beaches for swimming and surfing
  • Go snorkelling at Reotahi Marine reserve
  • Spectacular local walks a very short drive away
  • Fishing and diving trips (by prior arrangement)
  • Cycle the Hatea Loop in Whangarei

Eating out

Seclusion does no necessarily mean remoteness. Should you want a hearty meal and a cold  beer or old fashioned fish & chips the local Paura Bay Tavern and New Day Cafe are both only a few minutes drive away while finer dining is available throughout the area.

Greg & Marian Innes

Landline : (+64) 09 436 5626

Mobile : (+064) 027 495 3382


Parua Bay Cottage,

56 Parua Cemetery Road,

Parua Bay, Whangarei 0174

New Zealand