Did you say Mermaids?
If you don’t know what the Mermaid Pools are, then you’re certainly missing out. The Mermaid Pools are located in the beautiful Matapouri Beach on the Tutukaka Coast, of the North Island of New Zealand. To give you a rough idea, it’s approximately a 2 hour 45 minute drive, north of Auckland.
This is a perfect weekend getaway. So why not book a rental car/ car hire with us at Rite Price Rentals and we’ll help you explore somewhere stunning and new. Pack a weekend bag with your swimsuit, jandals, sunscreen, some drinks & snacks and head out to explore Matapouri Beach!
Only a ten minute drive from Tutukaka, you’ll discover a spectacular white sand coastal beach and a sweet and restful estuary. Take a walk over to the stunning mermaid pools. You’ll want to explore the Mermaid Pools at low tide, otherwise you’re not going to get to experience it in all it’s beauty (please be cautious at high tide, especially if you’re travelling with little ones).
Lay in the sun with your family & friends, while summer tunes play in the background. Then head for a refreshing swim in the crystal blue water. You won’t be able to resist a dip in that ocean. If you want to explore some more, from Matapouri there is a walkway via the coast to Whale Bay with incredible coastal views (it’ll take you approximately 40 minutes one way).
You will feel like you’re in another world exploring the far north of New Zealand.
If you have a bit of extra time on your hands and you want to make the most of your time in this beautiful part of the country, there are some other awesome and fun activities to do. We hear that if you’re into diving, head along to Dive! Tutukaka, which will take you to the famous Poor Knights Islands. It is New Zealand’s friendliest and most professional dive charter operator. Then stop by the Kiwi North Museum, you’ll be able to see some of New Zealand’s native species.
Depending on where you’re staying and how much time you have on your hands, it’s always worth taking a drive to The Gallery & Cafe, Helena Bay Hill. Have a browse around the gallery before getting a bite to eat in the cafe and relax in the luscious subtropical gardens, with breaktaking views.
You will always, without a doubt find something amazing to explore in New Zealand. Make sure you get in touch with us, if you need a rental car/ car hire. We have a great range of vehicles available in Rotorua, Tauranga & Hamilton to suit everyone. Give us a call today on 0800 250 251 or simply book on our website. We look forward to helping you explore Aotearoa.