Explore

If you’re able to tear yourself away from the comforts of The Glasshouse or Te Whara, there’s so much to enjoy on Kauri Mountain Point and beyond. Explore the 20 acre peninsula itself, with its own tracks and secret coves from which you can swim, fish, kayak or simply take in the views. There’s also some large natural rock pools, which gently warm in the sun and are perfect for taking a dip in.

We’re fortunate that The Glasshouse and Te Whara are hosted by Paul and Susanne Olsen, who for over a decade looked after superyacht owners and their guests. Paul and Susanne are experts on the local area, and can help you with advice and bookings for range of experiences, including guided kayak tours, the best beaches , fishing options, scuba and snorkelling, golf, famous tracks and a kauri forest walk.

proud sponsor of: discover whangarei heads tourism and back yard kiwi supporting the growing population of kiwi in and around kauri mountain point.

walks

take to the renowned tracks around whangarei heads, through incredible native forests to magnificent views of the islands and pacific ocean.
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beaches

take to the renowned tracks around whangarei heads, through incredible native forests to magnificent views of the islands and pacific ocean.
araroa.nz/attractions/walks-hikes araroa.nz/attractions/waipoua-forest

wildlife

take to the renowned tracks around whangarei heads, through incredible native forests to magnificent views of the islands and pacific ocean.
araroa.nz/attractions/walks-hikes araroa.nz/attractions/waipoua-forest

nightlife

away from the city lights, this little piece of paradise boasts one of the most incredible starscapes you’ll ever take in. and nightfall brings out even more delights to spot.

kayak

grab a kayak and explore the lovely taiharuru estuary at your own pace, or create a guided tour with pacific coast kayaks, paddling tranquil harbours or offshore island adventures.
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fishing

whatever your level of fishing, kauri mountain point estate has it all – exclusive spots for rock fishing, with harbour and big game fishing all available nearby.
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golf

you’ll find the 18-hole parua bay golf course just 10 minutes drive away – a very easy walking course with the most amazing views to the bay and mt. manaia.
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poor knights

with the world-renowned poor knight’s islands so close, why not discover the spectacular scenery and sea life above or below the water on an explorer tour or diving group.
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dining

you’ll find a variety of excellent cafes and restaurants in the local parua bay area to suit all taste buds and budgets.
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