whale bay

Whale Bay is a coastal community nestled between Mount Karioi and the ocean, about 8km south of Raglan.  Much of the area around Whale Bay is covered with native tree forest up to the summit of Mount Karioi.  The famous and dramatic gravel surfaced Waanga Coast Road starts at Whale Bay and heads south to Ruapuke between Mount Karioi and the Tasman Sea.  The surf at Whale Bay is world renowned.

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Whale Bay Raglan

The rocky coast at Whale Bay
Looking out towards Tasman Sea