Personalised, boutique, beachfront accommodation.

Apartment | Taurikura Bay | #23785

9.9/10 (14 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


We welcome you to Shores, situated in gentle Taurikura Bay. Our apartments cater for every need are well equipped and fully self contained.

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 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 800. 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 weekly or long-term stays. Please contact us for details

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


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

  • Manaia apartment has two Queen beds in separate bedroom

    2 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

*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 (15)

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  • We really enjoyed our stay here

    We really enjoyed our stay here. The place was very nice and spacious, with a beautiful view. The hosts were so lovely and accommodating! Will definitely recommend to others.

    Rebecca L. Feb 2019

  • The house is so clean and comfortable

    The house is so clean and comfortable. The beds were perfect. The modern kitchen has everything you would need to cook an easy meal or something more involved. The view on the couch was captivating- so much so that we only sat inside after sunset. The expansive lanai beckons you outdoors to the the awe inspiring view of Mt Manaia!

    RockyR47 100%|1x Nov 2018

  • Very beautiful place

    Very beautiful place. The house is very pretty and has an amazing view. Its very well maintained. Lil and Ron are amazing. Very welcoming and nice to deal with. Me and my family had an amazing time during our stay. I will highly recommend this bach

    rajitdingar 100%|2x Apr 2018

  • Lovely fresh modern and comfortable accommodation

    Lovely fresh modern and comfortable accommodation. Right across the road from a beach.

    noreenc7 100%|5x Jan 2018

  • Clean, cosy, comfortable

    Clean, cosy, comfortable

    GeorgeBr3 100%|6x Sep 2016

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