There are spectacular coastal roads in the Taiharuru area, suitable to train for cycling events, or just to explore - without the traffic pressure of the highways.
We can advise, and have bikes and maps available.
Our rural setting, tidal estuary, and native bush locations means birds of around 50 species either visit or live and breed here.
Various migratory species make Taiharuru their home for a while each year, including godwits, plover, wrybills, spoonbills and occasionally black swan.
Guided walks available.
The Taiharuru Estuary is great for many activities such as:
There are numerous beautiful and uncrowded sandy beaches just a few minutes drive from Tidesong. These vary from surf beaches to quiet sheltered estuaries. There is plenty of opportunity for swimming, fishing, walking or just relaxing.
There are a number of scenic walks in the Whangarei Heads area suitable for various levels of fitness and ability.
The Whangarei Heads area has a dramatic landscape formed from the erosion of an ancient volcano. Those feeling adventurous enough to climb one of the peaks are rewarded by stunning views of the harbour, and there are opportunities to see some rare native plant and bird life.