Sad News

Jock, the quintessential Pouto man, and mad driver of Pouto Sand Safaris, passed away in August 2016 after a brief illness. 

Pouto Sand Safaris will not be continuing in his absence.

Last updated by Donnelle on August 5, 2016

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. You can  visit the Pouto Lighthouse, 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