Personalised, boutique, beachfront accommodation.

Apartment | Taurikura Bay | #23785

9.8/10 (11 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Across the road from a perfect swimming beach; with two apartments to choose from.
  • Close to numerous nature reserves with various scenic walks.
  • A short drive to spectacular Ocean beach with Surf Lifesaving Club.

Your hosts Lil and Ron welcome you to Shores, situated in gentle Taurikura Bay. Our two apartments cater for every need - the Koru Studio apartment ranges from $90 to $125 a night for two people; our Manaia apartment ranges from $160 to $210 per night for two people.

Enjoy meeting the easy going locals who love it here and are happy to share their enthusiasm and knowledge of the place. Whether it’s diving, kayaking, surfing, sailing, or bush walking, it’s all here waiting to be enjoyed. Tennis rackets and kayaks are provided - tennis courts are a short walk away and the Pines Golf Club is just a short drive.

One popular traditional name for Whangarei Harbour is Whangarei-te-rerenga-paraoa, the gathering place of whales. Large whales are now a rare and celebrated sight, but dolphins are regular, playful visitors in the natural deep water harbour and Orca occasionally arrive to feed on sting ray.

Yachts sail past the majestic sentinel of Bream Head into the haven of Whangarei Harbour. Mt Manaia rises to 420m and provides breathtaking views of the harbour and bays.

Mount Manaia, Mount Aubrey and the Bream Head range are visual reminders of ancient volcanic activity and provide a spectacular gateway to the Hen and Chickens Islands and Whangarei Heads Eastern Coastline.

The Whangarei Heads Marine Reserve established in 2006, has created a safe underwater home for a diverse range of New Zealand marine life and provides great snorkelling and diving experiences for all ages.

Whangarei Heads has a growing kiwi bird population of around 400. With many locals working hard with the Backyard Kiwi project to create a haven for these unique birds.

Bream Head Scenic Reserve is one of New Zealand’s premier coastal forest reserves. It provides a refuge for a broad range of species including the kiwi, kukupa (wood pigeon) several bird species from offshore islands like kaka, kakariki (red-crowned parakeet) and bellbird. It also has a wealth of native plants.

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only. Discounted rates for 5 nights or more; special rates apply for long-stay.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dinghy
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Koru Studio apartment - Queen bedroom and bunk beds

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Manaia apartment has two Queen beds in separate bedrooms.

    2 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (11)

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  • Clean, cosy, comfortable

    Clean, cosy, comfortable

    GeorgeBr3 100%|5x Sep 2016

  • Right on the water

    Right on the water

    simonsh7 100%|1x Sep 2016

  • The location of the apartment is great, close to the beach, shop...

    The location of the apartment is great, close to the beach, shop and great walks.

    HildaS52 100%|1x Jan 2016

  • Beautiful accommodation that was clean with great facilities for the space provided

    Beautiful accommodation that was clean with great facilities for the space provided. Would definitely stay there again and recommend to others.

    LeahS525 100%|2x Dec 2015

  • The property is small but perfect for a couple of days in...

    The property is small but perfect for a couple of days in a beautiful location. Our kids loved the cute little bunk bed area - it felt like a den. The property was immaculately clean and the well presented. Perfect location to take my SUP board down to the water for an idyllic paddle! We would happily come again. Many thanks.

    Alid9729 100%|6x Oct 2015

    Owner/manager responds:

    The kids always love the bunk beds! Very cute! So glad you made the most of the beach. Hope to see you back one day.

    lille345 100%|12x

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