Matapouri Bay is a small holiday village with one of several beautiful white sand beaches on the Tutukaka Coast. The beach shelters just behind rocky Rangitapu Point to the north with the south end bounded by a pretty, sandy estuary. It is especially safe for swimming.
There is also the Otito Track loop via stunning Whale Bay (about 40 minutes one way). The coastal section also has great views and follows a cliff line.
Services in Matapouri are limited to a local store but it is only a few minutes to the Tutukaka village to the south by car.
Thanks to Jan Rozek for providing the photos.