East Coast Attractions
In the hidden gem category, 15 mins north of Tokomaru Bay township, this is a par 66, picturesque, parkland golf course with elevated tees and greens. The course has 16 holes (2 double up to make the 18 hole total). As in most places around the East Cape, you’ll be far from the madding crowd. Afterwards you can enjoy the hot springs nearby, or get even further off the beaten track for a swim at perfectly lovely Waipiro Bay.
This is a experience you will never forget Tokomaru Bay Horse Trek will take you along the beach to see the new day get born be one of the first in the world to see the light of that day and the freedom and peace and tranquillity that the Tokomaru Bay Horse Trek offers you.
Tokomaru Bay in East Cape is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the southwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded.
Nau Mai Haere Mai Ki Tokomaru Bay - Welcome To Tokomaru Bay Tokomaru Bay is 92km north of Gisborne on State Highway 35. The district was originally known as Toka-a-namu but over the years this has been altered to Tokomaru Bay. The area is renowned for its scenery, beaches and fishing and is the craft centre for the East Coast. At present the population is about 350 people of whom a large percentage are craftspeople and fishermen.
Tokomaru Bay is one of the best fishing spots around which has two fishing clubs a local sports club as well as a small local GYM and a golf club just a 15 mins drive from town. Tokomaru Bay has a frendly small village feel
Hikurangi is the sacred mountain of Ngāti Porou, and was said to be the first piece of land to emerge when Māui fished up the North Island. According to tradition, Māui’s canoe, Nukutaimemeha, remains stranded on the mountain peak. Hikurangi was acquired by the Crown in the 1870s and became a state forest park. In November 1990 the Crown signed a deed with Ngāti Porou, vesting in them 3,780 hectares which included Hikurangi. Ngāti Porou now manage the land and facilitate public access.