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Cable Bay (Northland) Vacation Packages

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.

Cable Bay features hotel and other short-stay apartment options to suit people from all walks of life. Through the Expedia lodging page, you can compare up to 9 Cable Bay hotels and motels.

Some of the lodgings that are worth a look in Cable Bay are the Doubtless Bay Villas and Sanctuary in the Cove.


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Doubtless Bay Villas

Doubtless Bay Villas

20 Dudley Cresent, Cable Bay
4.8
of 5, from 28 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated by the sea, this luxury villa is within 2 mi (3 km) of Cable Bay Beach, Taipa Beach, and Taumarumaru Recreation Reserve. Coopers Beach is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.

$100
Golden Sand Beachfront Accommodation

Golden Sand Beachfront Accommodation

327 State Highway 10, Cable Bay
4.7
of 5, from 7 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Cable Bay apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cable Bay Beach and Taumarumaru Recreation Reserve. Taipa Beach and Coopers Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Carneval Ocean View

Carneval Ocean View

360 State Highway 10, Cable Bay
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Cable Bay, this beach bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cable Bay Beach and Taumarumaru Recreation Reserve. Taipa Beach and Coopers Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$63
Northerner

Northerner

Corner North Rd & Kohuhu Street, Kaitaia
3.1
of 5, from 37 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Kaitaia, this motel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Far North Regional Museum and within 12 mi (20 km) of Ancient Kauri Kingdom and Ahipara Beach. Taipa Beach and Cable Bay Beach are also within 20 mi (32 km).

$60
Acacia Lodge Motel

Acacia Lodge Motel

57 Mill Bay Road, Mangonui
4.0
of 5, from 31 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Butler Point Whaling Museum, Coopers Beach, and Rangikapiti Pa Historic Reserve. Taumarumaru Recreation Reserve and Cable Bay Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$73
ASURE Wayfarer Motel

ASURE Wayfarer Motel

231 Commerce Street, Kaitaia
4.4
of 5, from 5 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Kaitaia, this motel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Far North Regional Museum and within 9 mi (15 km) of Ancient Kauri Kingdom and Ahipara Beach. Taipa Beach and Cable Bay Beach are also within 25 mi (40 km).

$76
Kaitaia Motor Lodge

Kaitaia Motor Lodge

121 North Road, Kaitaia
4.0
of 5, from 6 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the business district, this motel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Far North Regional Museum and within 12 mi (20 km) of Ancient Kauri Kingdom and Ahipara Beach. Taipa Beach and Cable Bay Beach are also within 20 mi (32 km).

$137
Ramada Resort Reia Taipa Beach

Ramada Resort Reia Taipa Beach

22 Taipa Point Road, Taipa
4.4
of 5, from 19 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Taipa, this beachfront apartment is next to a golf course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Taipa Beach, Cable Bay Beach, and Taumarumaru Recreation Reserve. Coopers Beach and Rangikapiti Pa Historic Reserve are also within 6 mi (10 km).

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