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Things to do in Cable Bay

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Lodging
“The setting is wonderful. Right on the glorious Taipa Beach and estuary. You can have a coffee or meal that top quality. There is also the possibility of just having a coffee and a light meal.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Great place to take a break from the sun and enjoy a lovely restaurant meal. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery Store
“A great place to shop for groceries on State Highway 10 before coming to Karikari Lodge.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“A picturesque DOC reserve. A great walk (for dogs too) up to the summit, and to the surrounding beaches. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You cannot beat these ice creams (chocolate dipped with sprinkles you name it they do it) its a local hot spot - grab an ice cream and walk across the road to beautiful Cable bay. Also do great takeaways & meal specials ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Street Address
“1 Powells Rd • Other • 1 Powells Rd Well situated as a base to explore the Far North with sea & rural views & close to amenities,beaches e.t.c.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Boat or Ferry
“Lovely place to enjoy fish n' chips or an ice cream on the beach on your way through. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“Good pacific Rim Kitchen. Nice to have a glass of wine or beer on the terrace before Dinner.”
  • 1 local recommends
Coffee Shop
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“Grab a coffee (or a soup in winter) and wander down to the beach for a stroll. They also serve gelato and brunch - check them out on Facebook. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Pharmacy
  • 1 local recommends
Beauty Salon
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“This reserve is steeped in local history - from the settlement of the first Maori in New Zealand to the use of the Mangonui Harbour for the replenishment of ships' fresh water supply in barrels made by coopers (Hence the name Coopers Beach) and Mill Bay where the huge Kauri trees were 'milled' before being exported. This harbour was used by the old whaling boats and a museum on Hihi Peninsular is a good look into the lives of those old seafarers. The walk is quite short but is breath-takingly beautiful. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Locality
“This long beach is ideal for an early morning or evening stroll. Safe swimming for children. Postcard perfect beach lined with Pohutakawa trees that blossom with red flowers every December. Plenty of fodder for your Instagram account at this picturesque location!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Locality
“Loads of pluses. Shelley sand, safe waves, rocks to launch the fishing line off, kinas to fetch and vistas over the entire bay. There are really 4 beaches that make up Cable Bay - something for everyone. There is: 1. the slightly rocky area in front of Golden Sand and the ever changing stream in front of the public playground; 2. the main beach in front of the store with toilets and changing rooms across the road; 3. little Cable Bay with a crescent shape and waves; 4. the lagoon with is perfect for the young ones to run and play in ankle deep water. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“You cannot beat these ice creams (chocolate dipped with sprinkles you name it they do it) its a local hot spot - grab an ice cream and walk across the road to beautiful Cable bay. Also do great takeaways & meal specials ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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