Doubtless BaySandwiched between the Bay of Islands and Kaitaia, Doubtless Bay boasts picturesque coves, a wonderful climate and magnificent sandy beaches. Northland’s Doubtless Bay area is especially popular with visitors and holidaymakers during summer, thanks to its swimming, boating and fishing. The historic fishing village of Mangonui, with its colonial buildings and craft stores, is ideally placed for excursions to Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach, and makes a tranquil base to return to after a busy day’s sightseeing.

West of Mangonui are three beautiful beachside resorts - Coopers Beach, framed with pohutukawa trees, Cable Bay and Taipa, said to be the place where the famous Maori explorer Kupe first set foot in New Zealand. Be sure to visit Karikari Peninsula as you travel through the Doubtless Bay region. This scenic peninsula, with its stunning coastal views, sandy beaches and bush-fringed bays, is genuinely unspoilt.