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Things to do in Bream Bay

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Neighbourhood
“Awesome beach lots of tree shade on the grass, the cove resturant across the road is great spot for a lunch or dinner”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
“Second restaurant to the Dune mentioned above. However this one has waterviews. Menu is similar but has some additions we love this place too. Great staff also.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Store
“Stunning Northland surf beach. Great for swimming, surfing, walking, exploring and surfcasting. Only a few minutes walk from Oceans Beach House”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“Nice surroundings and views located at One Tree Point Harbour. Local cuisine. Approximately 7 minute drive from Ruakaka. Limited opening hours on Monday and Tuesday.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Route
“The view is breath taking summer or winter come and be invigorated. Walk down the beach, heading left, walk to the top of the sand dunes and be sure to take your camera. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Place to eat
“There is a visitors centre with a module of the entire set up, and shows you how it all operates.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Beach
  • 4 locals recommend
Lodging
“One of the most beautiful beaches in Northland. Just 10 mins drive south from Glass Barn”
  • 4 locals recommend
Route
  • 3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This is simply the most stunning small white sandy beach with beautiful scenery all around. You can walk to this beach via Busby Head Loop walk or simply hike an easy 15 min over the hill and you're here!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
“Relax at the local marina. Take in the atmosphere as boats come and go from their fishing excursion. Maybe book a charter for yourself while there. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Beach
“A good walk and then swim at a secluded beach and picnic under the pohutukawas.”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“This is one of our favourite places. Park at the end of Urquharts bay and follow the signs walking over the crest on your left. It is well worth it, in summer make sure you take togs and a picnic. If you are feeling energetic, turn right at the start of the walk and walk around the head land. There are old army lookouts to explore. Keep following the path and you end up at Smugglers Cove. Kiwi magic at its best.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
Route
“You can do about a 3 hour loop walk that heads up the mountain, across the ridge line towards and back down to finish up at Ocean beach. Really nice bush, and amazing views from the top.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
  • 2 locals recommend