Cable Bay

Travel Guide
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Stroll over the pastel-colored sand and swim in the invitingly cool waters of Doubtless Bay at this popular vacation spot in New Zealand’s “Winterless North.”

Take a relaxing break in Cable Bay, one of New Zealand’s best spots for swimming and snorkeling in summer due to the Far North’s subtropical climate. Nicknamed “the Winterless North,” the Northland region has a year-round mild climate, so it’s always a good time to visit.

Enjoy the warm touch of Cable Bay’s almost pink sands as you go for a barefoot stroll along the pristine beach. While you watch surfers navigate the waves between the rocks, the kids can build sand castles or play with others in the children’s playground.

A Cable Station operated on this part of Doubtless Bay from 1902 until 1912, lending its name to this stretch of coastline. The sub-marine telegraph cable spanned 3,458 nautical miles and was referred to as the All-Red Route, linking New Zealand with Australia, Norfolk Island and Canada.

While the building is long gone, you can still marvel about the fact that the morse-coded message reached all the way across the globe to Vancouver in British Columbia.

For even earlier local history, explore the nearby Taumarumaru Reserve run by the Department of Conservation just to the east. The reserve includes three historic Māori pā sites, which were strategically positioned fortified settlements.

Just to the east is Coopers Beach, with a nice swimming beach and a bigger shopping center which hosts a Saturday farmers market.

Cable Bay is some 2 hours northwest of Whangarei and 1.5 hours southeast of Cape Rēinga by car. Other popular sights in the area include Mangonui, with its famous fish shop, and Taipa, which has a Whaling Museum.

A favorite with sun-loving national and international visitors year-round, Cable Bay has many places to stay, but it’s worth making reservations during the festive seasons when vacationing families from the big cities arrive here in droves.

Although small in size, Cable Bay is one of those great beach locations where you feel so removed from everyday life that you could linger forever.

Golden Sand Beachfront Accommodation
Golden Sand Beachfront Accommodation
3.5 out of 5
327 State Highway 10, Cable Bay
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$247 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Nestled on the beach, this Cable Bay hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Cable Bay Beach, Coopers Beach and Taipa Beach. Rangikapiti Pa Historic Reserve and Karikari ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (66 reviews)
"Lovely beachfront accom with everything you need to relax, great that they let you bring your dog too!"

Reviewed on 16 Nov. 2021

Golden Sand Beachfront Accommodation
Doubtless Bay Villas
Doubtless Bay Villas
4.5 out of 5
20 Dudley Cresent, Cable Bay
Situated near the beach, this luxury apartment building is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Cable Bay Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Taipa Beach and Coopers Beach. Coopers ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (116 reviews)
Great views, good location
"Great views and excellent apartments. Only problem was we ran out of hot water on one evening."

Reviewed on 10 Aug. 2021

Doubtless Bay Villas
AVALABLE NOW AT LEVEL 2!!! need an affordable holladay.......
AVALABLE NOW AT LEVEL 2!!! need an affordable holladay.......
101 Cable Bay Block Rd, Cable Bay, Northland
Situated in Cable Bay, this golf holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Taumarumaru Recreation Reserve and Coopers Beach. Coopers Beach and Cable Bay Beach ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (12 reviews)
Definitely value for money
"Large comfortable house with everything we needed. Clean and tidy. Loved the full length balcony. Would definitely recommend."

Reviewed on 8 Jul. 2021

AVALABLE NOW AT LEVEL 2!!! need an affordable holladay.......
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Doubtless Bay Villas
Doubtless Bay Villas
4.5 out of 5
20 Dudley Cresent, Cable Bay
Situated near the beach, this luxury apartment building is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Cable Bay Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Taipa Beach and Coopers Beach. Coopers ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (116 reviews)
Great views, good location
"Great views and excellent apartments. Only problem was we ran out of hot water on one evening."

Reviewed on 10 Aug. 2021

Doubtless Bay Villas
AVALABLE NOW AT LEVEL 2!!! need an affordable holladay.......
AVALABLE NOW AT LEVEL 2!!! need an affordable holladay.......
101 Cable Bay Block Rd, Cable Bay, Northland
Situated in Cable Bay, this golf holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Taumarumaru Recreation Reserve and Coopers Beach. Coopers Beach and Cable Bay Beach ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (12 reviews)
Definitely value for money
"Large comfortable house with everything we needed. Clean and tidy. Loved the full length balcony. Would definitely recommend."

Reviewed on 8 Jul. 2021

AVALABLE NOW AT LEVEL 2!!! need an affordable holladay.......
Tirohanga - Beach house @ Cable Bay
Tirohanga - Beach house @ Cable Bay
26 Coachmans Way, Cable Bay, Northland
This family-friendly Cable Bay holiday home is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Cable Bay Beach, Coopers Beach and Coopers Beach. Butler Point Whaling ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Absolutely fabulous stunning views
"Amazing comfortable property for any time of year. A short walk to Chucks Bay and Coopers beach . Mesmerising views would definitely revisit."

Reviewed on 4 Sep. 2021

Tirohanga - Beach house @ Cable Bay
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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