Tapeka Beach

Area Activities

Tapeka Point Walk

starts behind Tapeka Del Mar and just 15 minutes to the top. You will pass the Maori Pa (fortress) site and to the top of Tapeka Point and the amazing 360 degree views that await of the Islands, Tapeka, Paihia and Waitangi.

Hone Heke's Flagstaff

top of the hill between Tapeka and Russell. Great views and lots of history. Continue the walk into Russell via the road or around the shore line at low tide. The area is surrounded by a Kiwi habitat where they can often be spotted at night

Volley Ball

Net in the public reserve opposite next to the massive 1830's Norfolk pine trees bullet

Beach Walks

Explore the rock pools, walk around Tapeka Point or around the coast to Russell at low tide exploring the secluded bays


Safe all tide swimming sandy beach with a diving pontoon and boat ramp bullet


Take out one of the five kayaks or the dinghy available for guest use. Take a trip or charter a boat bullet

Russell Attractions and Activities

The Waitangi golf course across the water from Russell has one of the most panoramic courses in the country and welcomes visiting players.

Commercial operators provide guided coastal tours in sea kayaks. One of the operators is based at Tapeka beach – or take out one of the complimentary guest kayaks



For tourists, fish tourism provides them with an authentic and unique experience into the lives of local fishing communities and marine environment of the local area.



Canterbury dive

Upright and intact, she makes for an impressive sight in a great dive location! Divers hit the bow at about 20m and can swim through the bridge to the helicopter hanger at 27m.


Cruise ships

Cruise to New Zealand aboard one of the many ships that sail to and around New Zealand, each offering a unique experience. Ships anchor in the channel between Tapeka Point and Russell.