Cruise Ships



Wide angle view of Tapeka Beach taken from the property

Unobstructed 180 views of beach, reserve and sea exist from the house, verandah and deck.  As most boats and ships navigate past Tapeka Point, there are always vessels of interest passing by. Nestled between Tapeka Point and Flagstaff Hill, the property is sheltered from prevailing winds. North west facing, the house is sun drenched all day with spectacular sunsets. Opposite the house is the public reserve featuring the massive twin Norfolk Pine trees planted in the 1830's
Views from the Deck and Living Area      

Breakfast on the deck

Pohutakawa Tree in Flower Stunning Sunsets Guest Mooring and Diving Pontoon  Public Reserve opposite

Surround seating with room to relax The popular diving pontoon in front View from inside the living room

Passing Vessels      

 Sail NZ and Fullers Tour Boats   Tall Ships Race Dolphin Boats viewing a Pod Cruise Ship

A sample of the many tour boats, fishing charters, private craft, super yachts, sailing ships and even cruise ships passing in front of Tapeka del Mar throughout the day. Dolphins and even Orca can often seen close to the beach. Any vessel navigating to or from the Bay from Opua, Paihia and Russell has to pass by Tapeka Beach and round Tapeka Point. As a result most boats pass by in close. In many other waterfront locations passing boats are non existent or just a spec on the horizon
From the South Hill Overlooking Tapeka and Flagstaff    


Walk to the top of Tapeka Point for panoramic views of the Islands, Tapeka, the coast past Long Beach and back past the black rocks to Waitangi. At the top of the hill between Tapeka and Russell is the Flagstaff lookout (right image above). The history of the Flagstaff dates back to 1844 when Hone Heke, a Maori tribal leader and one of the original signatories of the treaty of Waitangi chopped down the pole after a dispute with the English. Continued disputes saw the pole being cut down a further three times.

  1830's Norfolk Pine Trees Dolphins off the Beach Passing Orca Whales  





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