Ruakaka - The heart of the Whangarei South Coast


Ruakaka Attractions     

Ruakaka Community     

Ruakaka Town Centre     

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Located 31km south of Whangarei, Ruakaka is known for its stunning surf beach.
Ruakaka provides the gateway to:
  • Marsden Point Oil Refinery
  • Port Marsden
  • Whangarei Racecourse
  • Marsden Bay marina and boating facilities
  • One Tree Point beaches and community
  • Takahiwai community
  • There is a vibrant community of about 4000 permanent residents built around the
    Ruakaka Town Centre

  • SuperValue Supermarket
  • Westpac Bank and ATM
  • Doctors, Dentist and Pharmacy
  • Many more shops and offices
  • Holiday accomodation close to beaches - Motels and Campgrounds
  • South Whangarei Police Station
  • Bream Bay College serving South Whangarei to Waipu and beyond
  • Ruakaka Recreation Centre and Sports Fields
  • Kindergarten and Creche
  • Ruakaka Library
  • Whangarei District Council Service Centre
  • A day at Ruakaka Beach:   Ruakaka Beach

    Introduction to Bream Bay and its many attractions:   Bream Bay Guide

    Introduction to Ruakaka on Wikipedia:

    Whangarei District Council details for Ruakaka:   WDC Structure Plan

    Our community is presented by our dynamic local newspaper - the latest issue of Bream Bay News can be read here: