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Mangawhai Heads Surf Beach - is just one of the many beautiful beaches close by

Located in Northland, Waipu is a small town settled in 1853 by a group of Scottish highlanders.  Nearby Waipu Cove and Langs Beach are beach resorts with great swimming, fishing and surfing.

Waipu, Waipu Cove and Langs Beach have many tourist attractions and travel activities with something to suit all ages, tastes and budgets. From adventure to a relaxing day out, you need never be bored.

A major highlight of the area's calendar is the annual Highland Games held every New Year in Waipu as well as the annual Christmas Eve street parade.

Not far from town are the Waipu Caves, which contain a significant population of glowworms.  And scattered about the area are numerous publicly accessible walks and tracks, check the Doc
website for full details.

In town is the
Waipu Museum, open every day the pub is (almost)!
Some places and attractions that are easily reachable from Waipu within a day include the following little list of gems:

Waipu Cove beach - 8km or just 7 minutes driving
Langs beach - 11km or just 9 minutes driving
Ruakaka beach - 11km or just 12 minutes driving
Uretiti surf beach and Doc camp - 6km or just 8 minutes driving
Mangawhai Heads surf beach - 20km or about 20 minutes driving
Te Arai surf beach - 39km or about 44 minutes driving
Tutakaka and Whangarei Heads - 68km or about 1 hour driving
Matakohe Kauri Museum - 28km or about 35 minutes driving
Waipoua Forestand home of the giant Tāne Mahuta Kauri tree

Paihia, Russell and the Bay of Islands - 109km or about 1.5 hours driving

Auckland City - 121km or about 1.5 hours driving
Auckland International Airport - 141km or about 2 hours driving