Our Riverbank Nature Watch and Adventures Blog

Visit the Whangarei sites below for information on our uniquely beautiful region and whats happening.


Stay at The Riverbank and purchase your souvenirs here. Visit Shopenzed's web by clicking on the logo.

Check out the coastal photography at SoleVentures

Salt or fresh water fly fishing at its best.Try King Tide Salt Fly. Also check out Lucas's Facebook

Tourism Radio is a fantastic Travel Guide that does not need books or maps to find attractions. It talks as you drive.

Dive The Poor Knights with the Specialists - Yukon Dive 

If you book Yukon Dive and stay at The Riverbank Homestay and B&B we will supply a complimentary lunch

Pacific Coast Kayaks  

Contact Mark Garry at http://www.nzseakayaking.co.nz for an Ocean, estuary or River adventure by kayak

 An amazing journey through the tree-tops along high wire circuits packed with thrill and action.

Explore the edge of your comfort zone, build up confidence and challenge your balance!

There are circuits for all ages and abilities, with countless wire traverses, tight ropes, exciting swings, treacherous nets, wobbly bridges and of course lots of flying foxes. Tree hugger or dare devil, come along with your friends or family and share a great adventure.

Unique in New-Zealand: all courses are equipped with a state-of-the-art continuous belay system, which prevents participants to disconnect themselves from the life lines.

Have fun, you’re safe

The sign on Ngunguru Road

Call Captain Percy on 09 437 5500 to make a booking. If you stay at The Riverbank Homestay and B&B and book a trip with Percy we will supply a complimentary lunch.

On the trip down the Ngunguru River Captain Percy passes on his broad knowledge of the history of the river and area. This is a “must do.”

Over about three hours you will travel down the mangrove and bush lined river hearing of those who came before. You will see where they lived and feel the past. At the lower end in the estuary ships anchored to load timber and coal.  The coal was transited by barge from near Scow Landing as well as the timber from the surrounding hills. This is the history of Ngunguru and Tutukaka.