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Restaurants and Cafes

Local Restaurants and Cafés

Our Local area boasts a variety of excellent cafes and restaurants to choose from suiting all taste buds and budgets.

The Parua Bay Tavern fits the brief of your iconic kiwi Pub. It is the three-time winner of Northland’s Gastro Pub of the year. Sitting on its own small peninsula the Parua Bay Tavern is as close to the water as you can get. The venue has a wonderful warm ambience and is a great space for young and old. Casual dining at its best with a fabulous view across the Bay towards Bream Head Scenic reserve.

Newday Café in Parua Bay shopping area has a lovely ambience and offers a great brunch/lunch option.

The Deck in McLeod Bay sits high on the hill overlooking the Bay. They often have fresh fish on the menu so give them a call to enquire.

Topsail in Onerahi offers an exquisite dining experience in warm comfortable surrounds on the water’s edge of Whangarei Harbour. They offer a well balanced menu with honest, unfussy, modern New Zealand cuisine using French culinary influences.

Destination Dining at Tutukaka Marina

If you wish to explore further afield we highly recommend you visit one of these establishments at the Tutukaka Marina. Please note you might need to make a reservation.

  • Schnappa Rock
  • Marina Pizzaria

Whangarei Area

  • Mokaba Café – For Lunch at the Town Basin
  • The Quay
  • Jimmy Jacks
  • Tonic Restaurant
  • Killer Prawn
  • Vinyl
  • Asahi (Japanese)
  • A Deco
  • Sukjai Thai Restaurant

Further afield

  • Helena Bay Café and Gallery
  • Pizza Barn in Waipu
  • The Cove at Waipu Cove