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 Cove marina and boating facilities
  • One Tree Point beaches and community
  • Takahiwai community
  • The permanent population was 3,543 at the 2013 census

    The Infometrics Regional Hotspot Report in November 2016 selected the Ruakaka - Marsden Pt area as one of the regional areas with greatest growth, and forecasts 5000 in 2023.
    Hotspot Report - refer page 21

    The population more than doubles during holiday periods, with many holiday homes, campgrounds and visitors.

    The centre of the Ruakaka, Marsden Point and One Tree Point communities is the
    Ruakaka Town Centre

  • Fresh Choice Supermarket
  • Westpac Bank and ATM
  • Medical Centre - 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

    Best things to see and do in Northland's Ruakaka:   NZ Herald Website

    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: