Clear Water of Matai Bay and Karikari

The twin bays of Matai Bay, and the neighbouring Karikari beach is our favourite spot in Northland. Completely amazing, with warm clear waters, and soft sensual sand on Karikari. Out of this world.

Matai Bay, New Zealand
Secret spot of Matai Bay, only accessible with a short hidden bush walk
Matai Bay shark
Katrina cooking on the warm rocks... as we were sitting here, we saw a shark dorsal fin glide through the water nearby. Yep again, no swimming for a while!
Model in Long Grass
Katrina at Karikari, on our walk to the white sand beach
Softest sand New Zealand
Soft white sand of Karikari Beach

Karikari Beach Sunset

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