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Explore Maitai in Northland: The complete travel guide for the perfect vacation.

Maitai is a stunning coastal destination located in the Northland region of New Zealand. With its white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and natural scenery, Maitai Bay is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sun. In this guide, we will provide you with detailed information on activities, accommodation, restaurants and travel tips to make the most of your visit to Maitai Bay.

Maitai Bay

What to do in Maitai Bay?

Maitai Bay offers a wide range of exciting activities to suit all tastes. Check out our activity comparison table to find the one that suits you best:

Activity Recommended people Approximate price Location
Snorkeling 1-6 $30 – $50 (equipment rental) Maitai Bay
Kayak fishing 1-10 $40 – $80 (kayak rental) Maitai Bay
Hiking in Karikari Peninsula 1-15 Free Karikari Peninsula
Visit to Karikari Estate Winery 1-20 $5 – $30 (wine tasting) Karikari Peninsula
Bird and wildlife watching 1-10 Free Maitai Bay

Hotels and apartments near Maitai Bay

Find the perfect accommodation for your visit to Maitai Bay with our hotel and apartment comparison table:

Hotel Name Stars Approximate price Location Main services
Maitai Bay Holiday Park 3 $20 – $100 (camping/cabin) Maitai Bay Beach, free Wi-Fi, free parking
Carrington Estate 4 $180 – $350 Karikari Peninsula Pool, free Wi-Fi, golf course, winery
Whatuwhiwhi Top 10 Holiday Park 3 $40 – $150 (camping/cabin) Karikari Peninsula Beach, free Wi-Fi, free parking, pool
Doubtless Bay Villas 4 $200 – $300 Cable Bay Free Wi-Fi, pool, free parking, sea views
Sanctuary in the Cove 4 $250 – $400 Coopers Beach Free Wi-Fi, garden, free parking, beach access

Where to eat in Maitai Bay?

Enjoy delicious dining options in and around Maitai Bay with our restaurant comparison table:

Nombre del restaurante Tipo de comida Precio aproximado Ubicación Mejores platos
Karikari Estate Vineyard Restaurant Cocina local y europea $25 – $50 Karikari Peninsula Mariscos, filete de cordero
Taipa Tavern Cocina neozelandesa $15 – $35 Taipa Pescado y papas fritas, hamburguesas
The Beach House Pizzería y bar $20 – $40 Cable Bay Pizza de mariscos, ensaladas
Little Kitchen Café Café y platos locales $10 – $25 Mangonui Desayuno completo, sándwiches gourmet
Waterfront Café & Bar Cocina internacional $20 – $45 Mangonui Mariscos, carnes, pasta

Weather in Maitai Bay

Maitai Bay has a warm oceanic climate, with hot summers and mild winters. Average summer temperatures (December to February) range from 20 to 25 degrees Celsius, while winter temperatures (June to August) range from 10 to 15 degrees Celsius. Humidity in Maitai Bay is moderate and rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year.


The best time to visit Maitai Bay is during the summer months, when temperatures are warm and conditions are ideal for enjoying the beach and outdoor activities.

Where is Maitai Bay and how to get there?

Maitai Bay is located in the Northland region, on the north coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The nearest town is Kaitaia, about 40 km away. To get to Maitai Bay, you can fly into Kaitaia Airport and either rent a car or take a bus to the Karikari Peninsula.

Flight prices vary according to season and departure location. From Kaitaia, the drive to Maitai Bay takes approximately 45 minutes. You can also take a bus from Kaitaia to Maitai Bay, which takes approximately 1 hour and costs between $15 and $25.

Once in Maitai Bay, you can use local transportation services or rent a car to get around the area and explore the beautiful Northland region.