The Poor Knights Islands
“Tech diving paradise!"

Twenty three kilometres off New Zealand’s Tutukaka Coast, in our backyard are the Poor Knights Islands, considered one of the best sub-tropical diving in the world. 

The caves, arches, tunnels and sheer cliffs provide a great variety of habitats to explore that are ranging in depth and perfect for technical exploration. Sponge gardens and gorgonian fields are inhabited by a multitude of fish, shellfish, urchins, anemones and black coral. The steep cliffs that fringe the islands can reach depths of up to 100 m below sea level before reaching a sandy sea floor.

Where to find us

Tutukaka is 25 minute drive to the coast from Whangarei. 


There is a Shuttle that travels twice daily to and from Whangarei, $20 or $40 return, confirmed at the time you make your booking. Or you can call Chris direct on +64 21 901 408.

The drive time from Auckland is 2.5 hours, and from Paihia is 1.15 hours.

Check the timetables for Magic BusKiwi ExperienceIntercity or Northliner, Naked Bus and Stray Buses. 

Whangarei Airport is in Onerahi about 40 mins drive from us more information found here.

Accommodation in Tutukaka

Tutukaka has a variety of accommodation,  


Lodge 9

Resort-styled accommodation with six large boutique en-suite rooms, individually furnished, and nestled exclusively in a private valley in the heart of the Marina district of the Tutukaka Coast. On-site salt-water pool and sauna.

Pacific Rendezvous

Oceans Resort Hotel