Welcome to Pouto

Pouto Peninsula, the perfect place; a blend of stunning scenery, exciting activities and real, rural New Zealand.

On the northern side of the entrance of the Kaipara Harbour, there's lots to see and do, whether your idea of a good time is wandering in serene surroundings, fishing for your food, or racing over sand dunes. Find out about the history of the 'Shipwreck Graveyard' and meet the locals.

Last updated by Donnelle on September 27, 2014

Exciting activities

Whether you love swimming, long walks, fishing, photography, or more adventurous pastimes, there's plenty to do. The entertaining and educational Jock, the self-proclaimed "Mayor of Pouto", will take you on a Pouto Sand Safari, a hair-raising ride over sand dunes to visit the Pouto Lighthouse. You can go for a horse trek, explore massive sand dunes, or just luxuriate in solitude. Read more here.

Last updated by Donnelle on September 27, 2014

Accommodation options

There are a range of accommodation options at Pouto, from tent sites (with the most incredible view in the world) and a limited number of dormitory beds, to bach / beach house rentals, and a comfortable apartment, hosted by some of the few permanent residents. Read more here.

Last updated by Donnelle on September 27, 2014

Unique history

With the longest harbour coastline in the Southern Hemisphere, a long history of Maori settlement, and its history as a shipping route during early European settlement, the history of the region is rich and fascinating. The geology, too, is amazing. Read more here.

Last updated by Donnelle on September 27, 2014